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Online MBA Master of Business Administration

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Register By: November 28 Classes Start: November 30

A smarter way to your MBA

  • $627/credit (36 - 51 total credits)
  • Transfer up to 12 graduate credits
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • 20 career-focused concentrations
  • Complete in as few as 15 months
  • No GRE/GMAT required

MBA Program Overview

Got a business idea? An entrepreneurial dream? A desire to step up your game as a corporate leader?

in blue text, 77% of employers planned to hire MBA grads in 2019SNHU’s online Master of Business Administration is your degree. Accredited, affordable and structured to complete in just over a year (2 courses per 10-week term), it’s an efficient, cost-effective way to help enhance your business skills, boost your marketability and advance your career — all at a pace that works for you.

"An MBA program develops a person's critical, creative and strategic thinking all within the scope of starting, running or growing an organization," said Dr. Katie Carpen, an adjunct instructor at SNHU.

Learn how to:

  • Formulate your own business plan
  • Analyze data and problem solve
  • Lead and operate cross functional teams
  • Speak and write effectively
  • Understand how culture, economics and politics impact global business
  • Incorporate legal and ethical principles into business decisions
  • Create entrepreneurial opportunities

You can also choose from 20 career-focused concentrations, to tailor the program more closely to your personal interest. Popular concentrations include: healthcare management, project management and human resources.

Concentrations Options

If you are interested in, or already working in a particular industry, a concentration can be a great way to hone in on the skills most relevant to you. The concentrations are typically 3 courses and provide in depth coverage of a certain subject such as finance, marketing, human resources and more. Explore concentration options below.

MBA Career Outlook

With a 2019 median annual salary of $105,660 for management occupations, and 7% job growth projected through 2028 (as fast as average) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — your MBA is an investment in your future.1

Through its corporate recruiter survey, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) found that 77% of employers planned to hire recent MBA graduates in 2019. Additionally, it found that most employers plan to increase the starting salaries in 2019 for those new hires.2

Countless graduates have experienced the professional benefit of earning an MBA at SNHU.

Kira Morehouse with the text Kira MorehouseKira Morehouse '13, for instance, is a digital marketing specialist for Enterprise Bank. She credits the degree for opening the door to her new role.

"In a corporate environment like a bank, it's helpful and reassuring to the people interviewing you and people you have to report to – board members and directors of the organization – that you have the right background," she said."

Terrell Wong with the text Terrell WongSimilarly, Terrell Wong ‘19MBA, who scored a position working for the L.A. Galaxy's partnership activation team, said Southern New Hampshire's online MBA program afforded him the flexibility he needed to balance his career and education, in addition to developing the knowledge and skills to prepare him for career advancement.

“For me, to get the MBA in marketing … it also opens me up if there are opportunities in a brand,” he said. “This education has really given me an opportunity to open up and jump at any opportunity comes up.”

You can read some of our MBA alumni stories in our newsroom here:

Or view their stories in video format here:

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Courses and Curriculum

Conceived to address the demands of an increasingly global business environment, SNHU's online MBA explores such themes as ethics, communication and social responsibility. It also gives you the chance to interact with a diverse student body, one of the many fringe benefits of the online classroom. In the process, you’ll enhance your “soft skills,” a key ingredient for success in any aspect of the business world.

"The MBA credentials demonstrate to others a degree of competency in business fundamentals, and significantly shorten any on-the-job learning curve that would otherwise be required," said Heather Staples Lavoie '96MBA, now chief strategy officer at Geneia, an analytic solutions and services company serving the healthcare industry.

  • At the beginning of the program students are able to select real-world projects from their own professional or personal experiences.
  • This way, students can tailor the program around their interests thus being able to acquire the specific knowledge base and skill sets needed to achieve their personal career aspirations.
  • The courses build upon each other so students can craft a business plan throughout the program.
  • At the end of the program the graduates walk away with the complete business plan for an idea they can present to investors, employers or prospective companies.

"Once I was enrolled, frankly, I was blown away by my professors, not only for their credentials, but also their passion and accessibility," said Lavoie. "The material truly came alive, and I was hooked on business from that point forward."

Other graduates have noted that each course in their MBA program was useful.

Patsy Aprile with text Patsy Aprile

"I've used things from every single course," said Patsy Aprile '00MBA, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Southern Maine Health Care. "No matter what you do in any field, you need to know how to do finance. And going through those accounting classes was vital. I didn't know I needed it till I got there."

Whether you're looking to enhance your current career, improve your ability to switch careers or ensure the success of your own business, our business degree coursework offers you the flexibility to tailor your program around your core skills and interests through 20 career-oriented concentrations.

SNHU's online MBA provides the flexibility to customize your program with courses that focus on specific subjects of interest. You can choose to take either elective courses or a concentration to round out your 12-course program. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses. Students requiring foundation courses often choose the elective option, because it provides the added flexibility of using some foundation courses to fulfill elective requirements.

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 $1,881 $627 $9,405 
Degree/Certificates
(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.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

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 College Navigator.

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