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Online MBA Programs Master of Business Administration

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Register By: July 27 Classes Start: July 29

The MBA That Fits Your Life

  • No GRE or GMAT needed 
  • Just over $19K total tuition (30 credits)*
  • Complete in about 1 year as a full-time student, or go at your own pace
  • Accredited by NECHE and ACBSP
  • 15+ career-focused concentrations
  • Business background not required*

*If you're required to take foundational courses and choose to take a concentration, your total tuition cost may increase based on the cost of 3-6 additional credits.

MBA Program Overview

Southern New Hampshire University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 30-credit (10-course) program designed to be accessible to everyone. With mobile-friendly resources and a flexible assignment schedule, it can easily fit your busy life. And at just over $19,000 – total tuition – our accredited online MBA program fits your budget, too.

"The exciting thing about this degree is that we left behind preconceived notions about what an MBA program is, and really leaned forward into what it should be," said Dr. Andrew Gallion, an adjunct instructor at SNHU and a subject-matter expert for the MBA program.

Have a business degree? Great! You’ll take 7 core business courses and then choose 3 electives or a 3-course concentration to round out your 10-course MBA program.

No business background? No problem! You may need 1 or 2 foundation courses. Then, you’ll take 7 core courses and 1 elective (or add a 3-course concentration) to complete your program.

If you enroll full time in the online MBA program (2 courses per term), you should be able to finish in about 1 year. For part-time students (1 course per term), it could take about 2 years. The good news is, you can switch from full time to part time and back again as often as you need.

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What You'll Learn

  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Organizational strategy
  • Global and cultural awareness
  • Ethical, legal and sustainable practices
  • PLUS, earn embedded credentials along the way 

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

MBA Concentrations

An optional concentration allows you to customize your MBA to your interests or career goals. Concentrations are 3 courses each and provide in-depth coverage of a specific subject, like finance or human resources. With 17 career-focused concentrations to choose from, there truly is an MBA for everyone.

How Online MBA Degrees Transform Lives

Upgrade Your Career with an Online MBA

“After earning my degree, I got a job that changed my life and the lives around me,” said SNHU graduate Tanzania Fair ‘20. Hear more about how SNHU’s online MBA helped make it possible for her and her classmates to succeed.

MBA Career Outlook

The skills you’ll learn in the online MBA program relate to a variety of careers, making it a great choice for anyone in today's job market.

"The online MBA is designed with a broad focus that can apply across industries," said Dr. Andrew Gallion, an adjunct instructor at SNHU and a subject-matter expert for the MBA program. "This MBA program is equally of value for a manager or executive in manufacturing, management consulting, government, retail or biotech.”

Job Growth and Salary

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Job Growth

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) 2023 Corporate Recruiters Survey, 90% of recruiters planned to hire MBA graduates in 2023.2

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Potential Salary

The median annual starting salary offered to new employees with an MBA in 2023 was $125,000, according to the GMAC 2023 Corporate Recruiters Survey.2

Understanding the Numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors — like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

Where Could You Work?

Right now, some of the hottest careers for MBA graduates include job settings like:

Accounting & Finance

Analyze and manage funds to help drive organizational growth and stability.

Business Operations

Help drive people and process to make sure organizations run efficiently.


Track and analyze intelligence metrics to make data-driven business decisions.

Human Resources

Be the people person, managing talent acquisition, training and growth.


Reach consumers through advertising campaigns to drive company growth.

Medical & Health Services

Manage operations for hospitals, research labs, or other health organizations.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online MBA Degree

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Nicole Metheny ’22

"One of the biggest advantages of getting my MBA has been my growth in leadership. My confidence has grown personally and professionally, and I improved my existing business skills to become an effective game changer."

Courses & Curriculum

The online MBA program at Southern New Hampshire University can best be described as hands-on preparation for becoming a leader of tomorrow. The curriculum was designed to weave subjects like finance, marketing and strategy throughout classes on brand optimization, measuring success and innovation.

All MBA students are required to take the same 7 core business courses. In addition to the business core, you can choose to take 3 courses from a selection of major electives or incorporate a concentration to round out your 10-course program.

Note: If your bachelor's degree isn't in business or a related field, you may have to complete up to 2 foundation courses. These foundations cover essential business skills you’ll use throughout the MBA program. And, you can use your foundation courses as electives in the general MBA track, keeping your program length to 30 credits. If you’re required to take foundations and you choose to add a concentration, the maximum length of your program would be 36 credits.

Get Real-World Experience

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All online MBA classes use scenario-based learning, which gives you the opportunity to practice the course content in a real-world scenario of a likely business problem.

"The learner will be immersed in an experience with learning tools and an instructor who acts like a mentor," said Dr. Jessica Rogers, a senior associate dean at SNHU. "The scenario solution is mapped for the student to break challenges into sub-tasks, leading to a conclusion and assignment submission."

Scenario-based learning gives you an authentic learning experience that mimics the workplace. By taking part in several scenarios, you can bring advanced expertise to organizations as soon as you graduate.

Earn Embedded Credentials

In each course throughout the program, there's an opportunity for you to earn embedded credentials in industry-recognized skill areas that align to your coursework. Not only will you graduate with an MBA, but along the way, you'll gain a competitive advantage with badges and certificates that can be immediately shared out to your network and potential employers.

Future-Proof Your Career

To say that SNHU's MBA program has moved away from a traditional format might be an understatement. We've developed a program that delivers a long-established MBA education in a new and dynamic way to truly give you the best of both worlds.

"This program looks away from the design and content of past, more traditional programs and forward into the future for the skills needed to succeed," said Dr. Andrew Gallion, an adjunct instructor at SNHU and a subject-matter expert for the MBA program. "While a subject like accounting appears to be pretty straightforward, having an innovative mindset can push the practice forward and create efficiencies and new techniques."

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Having skills that are – and will be – in demand from employers is crucial for your success. The MBA program can help you develop high-demand skills like:

  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Complex problem-solving
  • Coordinating with others
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Environmental consciousness
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Negotiation and people management

You’ll also enhance your soft skills, a key ingredient for success in any aspect of the business world.

Learn From Industry Experts

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Successful business leaders from a variety of industries play an important part in the MBA curriculum. They share their advice and expertise via video presentations in each course.

All of the speakers are either alumni of SNHU's MBA program or friends of Southern New Hampshire University. They're lifelong learners who are passionate about sharing their business knowledge.

One speaker is Howard Brodsky, co-founder, chairman and co-chief executive officer of CCA Global Partners, which is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

"An MBA gives you the tools to be more successful quicker," Brodsky said. "I feel very strongly that one of the great benefits of the MBA program at Southern New Hampshire University is that you're going to get really seasoned business leaders to give you ideas and experience that can help you in your path to success."

Why Katrina Earned Her MBA Degree

CIO Earns MBA, Takes Her Company 'To the Next Level'

Katrina Jagroop-Gomes left school at 23 years old to become a mom, but the realities of the modern workplace soon convinced her to finish her education. Now a chief information officer, certified SCRUM master and a leadership award recipient, she shares why she turned to SNHU's MBA program to advance her career.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on the ACBSP accreditation page.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,911 $637 $9,555 
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)*
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
*Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs:
Course Materials ($ varies by course). Foundational courses may be required based on your undergraduate course history, which may result in additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

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