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?
SNHU’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.
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.
Take your business and financial expertise to the next level by earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Accounting.
Our master’s graduates are employed by some of the country’s top accounting firms, and many have earned managerial roles in a wide variety of fields.
Learn more about earning your accounting MBA online.
Courses may include:
- Financial Reporting I
- Financial Reporting II
- Tax Factors in Business Decisions
If you're interested in accounting, you may also like our full master's in accounting program.
Develop into a savvy leader with an enterprise-wide perspective on data by earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Business Intelligence.
The value of big data in an information-based economy is astronomical. So is the demand for professionals who can analyze that knowledge and gain insight from it to make mission-critical business decisions.
This online MBA program teaches you to analyze patterns, put them into context and draw a direct line between information and results. In the process, you'll look at the technology that bridges the gap between raw data and analysis and learn how to correlate the most relevant information with specific business challenges.
Taught by analytics and IT experts, this business intelligence concentration complements the traditional MBA education in economics, marketing and operations with data-driven tactics that can be applied to almost every business vertical. You'll explore data quality and interpretation, while learning to identify patterns, relationships and opportunities that you can use to influence business strategies and tactics.
The job market for business intelligence professionals is growing as fast as big data itself. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, marketing research analyst jobs will grow by 20% and management analyst positions will expand by 14% through 2028.1
As an MBA graduate, you'll find relevant management and analysis opportunities across private and public sectors, particularly in information technology, energy and utilities, finance services, investment banking, accounting, marketing research, sales and government agencies.
Courses may include:
- Decision Methods and Modeling
- Foundations of Data
- Presentation and Visualization of Data
If you're interested in analytics, we also offer a full master's in data analytics.
Earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Engineering Management that offers you the expertise of 2 highly regarded institutions: Gain practical business knowledge from your SNHU instructors, and learn how to lead engineering departments from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) faculty.
Learn more about earning your Engineering Management MBA online.
Courses may include:
- Introduction to Engineering for Engineering Managers
- Project Leadership for Engineering Managers
- Systems Engineering and Business Practices
Prepare yourself for the startup life when you earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Master strategies that can help you launch your ideas – and have them take off. By learning today’s best practices, you can set your business up for success tomorrow.
Learn more about earning your MBA in Entrepreneurship online.
Courses may include:
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
When you earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance, you gain a competitive edge in your career, learning specialized topics like short-term financial management, portfolio management and capital budgeting.
This master’s is ideal for financial analysts, project analysts, security analysts and investment brokers.
Learn more about earning your MBA in Finance online.
- Corporate Financial Management
- Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
- Short-Term Financial Management
If you're interested in finance, we also offer a full master's in finance.
Step up in the growing healthcare industry when you earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Healthcare Management at SNHU. Learn how you can have an impact on patient care, information systems and current trends when you earn a business-focused health degree.
Learn more about earning your MBA in Healthcare online.
Courses may include:
- Healthcare Informatics
- Social & Organizational Issues in Healthcare
- Topics in Health Administration
If you're interested in healthcare, we also offer a full master's in healthcare administration.
Help solve complex workplace problems when you earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resources at SNHU. Gain advanced business skills and learn to analyze relevant information so that you can become a decision-maker – and a leader – within your organization.
Learn more about earning your MBA in Human Resources online.
Courses may include:
- Leading Change
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Total Rewards
If you're interested in HR, we also offer a full Master of Science in Human Resource Management.
Information Technology Management
Earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Information Technology Management can help you get ahead in a rapidly changing technological environment. Your solid business management and technology background positions you for a high-level career in IT management, digital commerce, e-business and telecommunications.
SNHU’s master’s program offers you a unique competitive advantage: knowledge of the latest technology and enhanced analytical and financial skills. The MBA in Information Technology Management online program enables you to imagine and execute technological planning at the business and organizational levels. Additionally, you'll be able to convey the sudden and complex technological changes and implementation plans to upper-level management – a critical role that helps them fully understand the issues so you can get to work expediting solutions.
By blending your IT expertise with creative planning and implementation strategy, you can help your employer get to or stay at the top of its IT game, connected seamlessly on various platforms and accessible to consumers throughout the world.
With the growing demand for more business professionals with IT expertise, graduates of the MBA in Information Technology Management online program are prepared for a variety of employment opportunities including:
- Computer and information systems manager
- Systems analyst
- Business analyst
- Data processing manager
- Director of information technology
- Chief information officer
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that many IT careers will grow through 2028, including systems analyst (9%), software developer (21%), web developer (13%) and information systems manager (11%) – all faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.1
Courses may include:
- Advanced Information Technology
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Management of Information Technology
If you're interested in information technology, we also offer a full master's in IT.
Learn to develop the strategies that can bring global success to your organization when you earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Business from SNHU. You’ll gain an understanding of business in cultural, economic, political and legal environments, allowing you to seamlessly shift between opportunities.
Courses may include:
- International Market Strategy
- Managing International Trade and Finance
- Multinational Corporate Environment
Students choosing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Finance will study contemporary issues that impact foreign markets including, but not limited to, global investment and commercial banking, global portfolio structure and diversification, financial management of multinational corporations and global financial risk management.
Among the those topics, students will analyze financial data and current markets to predict the impact on public and private global organizations, and make strategic corporate finance and investment decisions.
Those interested in this field may also be interested in a full master's in finance.
Courses may include:
- International Corporate Finance
- International Capital Markets and Investments
- Advanced Topics in International Finance
International Supply Chain Management
Learn how to establish a global competitive advantage and evaluate the logistics of organizations’ global operations by incorporating effective operations management techniques within the supply chain with this Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Supply Chain Management.
Through the study of process strategies, logistics, inventory management and global supply chain management functions, students will be exposed to organizational operations and supply chain management from a global perspective by focusing on real-world situations and best practices in the field.
This concentration prepares students to pursue careers as operations managers, production managers and supply chain managers of organizations that operate internationally.
Those interested in this concentration may also consider a full supply chain management degree.
Courses may include:
- International Operations
- International Strategic Sourcing and Logistics
- International Operations and Supply Chain Management
Develop the skills needed to succeed in business in an era marked by one constant: change. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Leadership program is designed for those who want to lead organizational change, manage people effectively or launch a sustainable new venture amid the challenges of an increasingly complex business landscape. Build upon personal experience by using examples from your own relationships and workplaces. You'll learn proven strategies and tactics that can inspire individuals, teams and organizations to reach their full potential.
The MBA in Leadership degree coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges. Taught by business-savvy educators, SNHU's online MBA in Leadership program provides added value for a broad range of positions in a variety of organizational structures from the corporate world to nonprofits and educational institutions.
The program combines best practices with research and real-world case studies for a focused examination of communication for leadership, leading change and psychology of leadership.
Strong leadership skills are increasingly essential to the development of successful organizations. MBA in Leadership graduates will find relevant opportunities across private and public sectors, particularly in corporations, nonprofits, education, service organizations, healthcare, government agencies, marketing and information technology.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports job prospects for MBA in Leadership graduates will continue to grow through 2028. Employment for training and development managers is projected to increase 8%, while employment of sales managers will increase 5%. Demand for top executives will rise by 6% by 2028.1
Courses may include:
- Communication for Leadership
- Leading Change
- Psychology of Leadership
If you're interested pursuing leadership, you may also be interested in a full master's in organizational leadership.
Take a deep dive into marketing best practices when you earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Marketing at SNHU. Develop a better understanding of consumers and how to market to them, as well as communication strategies that can help your audience take the action you want.
Learn more about earning your MBA in Marketing online.
Courses may include:
- Brand Management
- Consumer Behavior and Marketing
- Promotions Management
If you're interested in marketing, you may also like our full master's in marketing.
Tune in to what the music industry needs when you earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Music Business from SNHU. This innovative master’s program allows you to receive a traditional business background from SNHU and specialize in music business through courses taught by faculty from Berklee College of Music.
Learn more about earning your MBA degree in Music Business online.
Courses may include:
- Music Business Finance
- Music Business Structure and Strategies
- Music Marketing Strategies
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Specialize in strategy when you earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Operations & Supply Chain Management from SNHU. Learn more about ensuring an efficient product flow through customer service standards, inventory control, procurement, transportation planning and warehouse management.
Learn more about earning your MBA in Supply Chain Management online.
Courses may include:
- Operations Management
- Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
- Supply Chain Management
Help projects in your organization go from start to finish – smoothly – when you earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Project Management from SNHU. You’ll learn processes that can help you plan and measure a project on time and on budget. Successful completion of concentration coursework can satisfy the educational requirement needed to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.
Learn more about earning you earning your MBA in Project Management online.
Courses may include:
- Project Management
- Project Management for PMP® Certification
- Seminar in Project Management
If you're interested in project management, you may also like our full master's in project management.
Advocate and implement change for the public good across a whole spectrum of interests by earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Public Administration. You'll learn how to excel as a leader using your own personal strengths and how to motivate a team, delegate and put together a strategy that sees your goal through to completion.
The coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges and helps you develop into a stronger, more capable leader. Whether implementing programs or shaping public policy, SNHU's master's in public administration lets you enter this admirable profession a step ahead of the rest.
The MBA in Public Administration online program combines your desire to make the world a better place and succeed professionally. It gives you the analytical and management skills you need to straddle many issues and sectors, broadens your prospects and offers you more flexibility than other graduate degrees. You'll learn from experienced faculty and interact with a diverse student body, sharpening your ability to connect with people as a result.
Graduates enjoy a wide range of diversity in the type of work they do. Whether you're conducting research on public policy, helping implement programs or lobbying for specific legislation, you'll find public administration careers to be intellectually stimulating and personally fulfilling.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is estimated to climb 18% through 2028 – well above the national average. Social and community service management roles are set to grow by 13%.1
With an MBA, you can pursue roles in government, nonprofit organizations, higher education, healthcare, finance, public safety and judicial management companies.
Courses may include:
- Foundations of Public Administration
- Intergovernmental Relations
- Strategic Management in Public Service
The ability to turn hard data into smart business practices can mean the difference between a business's success and its failure. In Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Quantitative Analysis program, you'll gain the deep analytic skills and solid business knowledge you need to turn facts into business processes and profit.
In the quantitative analysis MBA program, you can develop the mathematics and analysis skills needed to take advantage of the technology that has infused businesses with real-time decision-making capability. This online degree prepares you to be an influential leader in the business world – one with the ability to make positive impacts on your business in a scientifically sound manner.
The MBA in Quantitative Analysis online degree program prepares you to be a leader in business, employing quantitative skills such as mathematics, probability, statistics and computer science to solve business problems. You'll develop a thorough understanding of the challenges faced every day in the various areas of modern business and how the application of data-driven analysis can solve them.
Competition for quantitative analyst jobs is fierce – an MBA in Quantitative Analysis that combines the scientific method with core business management principles can help set you apart. You’ll need to be flexible and have an understanding of management and business that reaches beyond your job roles.
Quantitative analysts will find their skills in high demand in all industries, particularly in the financial world, where data modeling is critical to determining the success of money movement. Any business model that can take advantage of data-driven results – for example, logistics and traffic management, IT and operations – will benefit from quantitative analysis. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management analysts will see job growth of 14% through 2028, and jobs for financial analysts will increase 6% in the same time period.1
Courses may include:
- Applied Statistics for Managers
- Management Science through Spreadsheets
- Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
Combine a passion for sports with a traditional business background when you earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Sport Management from SNHU.
The program combines a solid foundation in business with a special emphasis on the business of sports, offering a well-rounded education for anyone who wants to move up the ladder or make a career change.
From business development to brand building to event planning, the online MBA in Sport Management gives you a strong foundation in business and management and a real-world perspective on the multibillion-dollar sports industry.
Because of the breadth of courses offered in sports management, you'll graduate with a broad set of skills and knowledge you can apply right away, no matter your career path.
The coursework is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of specific aspects of the industry, from sports teams, agencies and event management to equipment manufacturing, parks and recreation and intercollegiate and scholastic sports. You'll critically evaluate the issues and opportunities that face the sports industry across a range of disciplines.
Job prospects within the industry are predicted to be strong in the coming years, thanks to the continued popularity of sports. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in entertainment and sports occupations is projected to grow 5% through 2028 – about as fast as the average for all occupations.1
In the MBA in sport management online program, you'll gain a combination of skills that provides a unique competitive advantage: knowledge of the latest trends in sport business and enhanced marketing, analytic and financial skills. These sport management master's program courses give you a solid business management and sports background, positioning you for a high-level career in any of the specialized fields in the industry, including:
- Event and facility management
- Equipment manufacturing
- Intercollegiate and scholastic sports
- Parks and recreation
- Professional sports teams
- Sports agencies
Courses may include:
- Internationalization of Sport Business
- Management of Sport Organizations
- Sport and Society
If you're interested in a career in sports administration, you may also like our full Master's in Sports Management.
Sustainability & Environmental Compliance
Master green business practices with Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Sustainability and Environmental Compliance program. Designed for individuals who want to make a difference in the world, this MBA program teaches you how to apply practical solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society now and in the foreseeable future.
The MBA in sustainability coursework can offer you the skills and knowledge you need to help your organization comply with constantly changing environmental laws and achieve sustainability goals. You'll discover how to build support for ecological strategies that make economic sense and learn how to be an advocate for positive change.
SNHU’s online program offers a classic MBA combined with courses that focus on a broad range of ecological and energy-related challenges and opportunities. Because our sustainability and environmental compliance professors bring extensive and broad experience to the classroom – as environmental advocates, executives and activists – they're able to provide a solid theoretical framework of the issues while offering current real-world examples of what they're teaching.
An online MBA in Sustainability and Environmental Compliance can help you prepare for a number of career prospects, including with large and small firms, renewable energy and sustainability trade associations, ecological advocacy organizations and municipal and ecological regulatory agencies.
With the growth of green jobs on the rise, fueled by the increasing interest in climate change and alternative energy, the career outlook is promising for anyone interested in environmental and sustainability careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for environmental scientists and specialists is set to jump 8% through 2028 – faster than the national average for all other occupations.1
Courses may include:
- Energy and Society
- Environment Compliance/Sustainability
- Environment Issues
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 '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."
Similarly, 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:
- Physician Dr. Thomas Scott
- Chief Strategy Officer Heather Staples Lavoie
- Harlem Globetrotters' Briana "Hoops" Green
- American Nurses Association’s Executive Vice President Nancy Robert
- Chief Operating Officer Maureen Banks
- And many MBA grads who are breaking through in women’s leadership.
Or view their stories in video format here:
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.
How One MBA Student Helps Others
For Greg Padilla, an MBA student, success is about being able to help his community, and he believes he can do that with the knowledge he gains in the classroom. See what he has to say about the MBA curriculum and support he felt at SNHU.
Landing Dream Job with an MBA in Quantitative Analysis
Kyle knew he wanted to move from construction sales to advertising technology, but his resume lacked the experience required. So, he made a decision that would change his life: He enrolled in the online MBA in Quantitative Analysis at SNHU, and, a year and a half later, landed the job he wanted.
Driving Global Business with an Online International MBA
Neil McLellan, a business development manager, travels all over the world to bring Internet of Things technology to companies. His MBA in International Business gives him a competitive advantage, equipping him with knowledge he can take to work and to conversations with thought leaders around the world.
What Scott’s Online MBA Meant for Him
Scott Saktanaset's parents came to the United States with a dream – to help their son pursue a better education. Now, with an MBA in Entrepreneurship from SNHU and subsequent promotion into a management position, he’s giving back to the family that helped him succeed.
Start Your Journey Toward an Online MBA Degree
Why SNHU For Your MBA
With no set class meeting times, you can learn on your schedule and access online course materials 24/7.
Take advantage of some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation, plus financial aid for those who qualify. We also make it easy to transfer to SNHU by accepting up to 12 graduate credits from your previous institution.
Founded in 1932, SNHU is a private, nonprofit institution with over 100,000 graduates across the country. SNHU is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) — which means our 200+ associate, bachelor's and master's programs meet high academic standards. In addition, many of SNHU's degree programs also carry specialized programmatic accreditation. This includes our portfolio of business programs, which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
To be regionally accredited, one of 7 regional accreditation organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has determined that the university meets its high academic standards and expectations. Most nonprofit institutions are regionally accredited.
In addition, SNHU has been nationally recognized for its efforts to lead the way toward more innovative, affordable and achievable education:
- “Most Innovative” regional university honors from U.S. News & World Report each year since 2015
- A $1 million grant from Google.org to explore soft skills assessments for high-need youth
- Recognition as a 2017 Digital Learning Innovator by the Online Learning Consortium
Extensive Business Alumni Network
Since our first MBA graduate class in 1974, we’ve welcomed over 17,000 MBA graduates to our alumni network. For current students, that means an extensive business networking group, an opportunity to seek out college mentorship opportunities and learn from students who have already walked the path.
96.5% of students would recommend SNHU.3 Discover why SNHU may be right for you.
Part of our mission to expand access to quality, higher education means removing the barriers that may stand between you and your degree. That’s why you can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials — with no GRE or GMAT required.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms.
You can also choose to take your MBA core courses on campus (day or evening) while completing concentration courses online. To apply for the evening program or the 100% online MBA, use the online application.
How to Apply
Simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options, answer all your questions, and walk you through the application process, which includes:
- Completing a graduate application
- Providing undergraduate transcripts
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.
"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.
|View Full Curriculum in the Catalog|
|Master of Business Administration|
|Courses May Include|
|MBA 501||Mathematics and Statistics for Business||This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.|
|MBA 502||Economics for Business||This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.|
|MBA 503||Financial Reporting and Analysis||This course emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.|
|MBA 515||Business Environment, Innovations and Entrepreneurship||This course focuses on the basics of business by introducing students to business environments in which they focus on the big picture, identify internal and external opportunities for growth, and manage resources. The course will also present students with management techniques to help them stay current and apply creative solutions to problems. Students will be introduced to the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work, and ethics.|
|MBA 520||Accounting and Financial Analysis||Finance is the language of business, and in this course students will take their understanding of finance to the next level by using analytical skills when dealing with financial reporting. Students will apply financial and analytical skills gained in prior coursework, as well as principles of corporate finance, to business decision making. The course covers financial statements and other reports, the basics of financial forecasting and budgeting, and the communications and vocabulary related to financial statements.|
|MBA 550||Leading in an Organization||The course focuses on personnel management at all levels: individual, team, and internal and external networks. With an emphasis on interpersonal skills, as well as strength-finders, students will learn essential concepts in conflict management, negotiations, and development of creative culture. Students will also learn how to establish productive relationships, motivate people, align teams and individuals to a vision, and drive change.|
|MBA 560||Marketing and Strategy||The course will focus on brand management and how marketing should be approached as a partner in strategic decision making, both internally and externally. Students will study strategic positioning, market opportunities, pricing strategies, market analysis, as well as product differentiation. SWOT analysis and the marketing mix will be covered in a decision making focus, together with the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work and ethics.|
|MBA 610||Business Law||This course provides a survey of the legal environment of business by looking at legal issues and regulations in a business context. The students assess the impact of business law on organizational decision making for informing strategic legal decisions. The course covers employment law, contracts, tort and product liability, internet law as well as other legal issues affecting the business environment. The students also assess the legal and ethical implications of US companies doing business abroad.|
|MBA 635||Ethics, Corporate Culture, and Social Responsibility||This course examines corporate culture and social responsibility, how to build a sustainable business, and how to promote corporate ethics and values. The course also looks at how to deal with group think, diversity and cultural awareness, civic engagement, and how to be at the forefront of using environmental and sustainable practices that have a positive global impact. The course will also examine personal ethics in relationship to corporate ethics, governance, and civic mindedness.|
|MBA 640||Finance, Economics, and Decision Making||The course is a continuation of MBA 520 Accounting and Financial Analysis and focuses on effective business decisions using quantitative and qualitative data, microeconomic and macroeconomic variables, and internal financial priorities. The students refine operational and investment decision-making skills with respect to organizational sustainability and growth, mergers, debt vs. equity funding and capital markets. In addition, students are exposed to foreign currencies, foreign direct investment (FDI), and international trade.|
|MBA 665||Government Impact on Business||This course focuses on the macroeconomic aspect of business, including governmental impact (local, national, international), by exploring public policy, regulatory bodies, regulations' impact on business, trends and current politics and their impact on business, power structures, and lobbying.|
|MBA 690||Operations Management and Technology||This course explores essential aspects of project management, the tracking and measurement of key performance indicators (KPI), and the use of current technology to create automation and sustainability. Students have the opportunity to examine technology management and operations management from a strategic perspective, creating a common view into the different layers of a business. In addition, students learn to collect, identify, and determine quality measures and use common methodologies and strategic planning processes.|
|OL 500||Human Behavior in Organizations||This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.|
|Total Credits: 36|
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|
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you get an MBA online?
Of course. Many schools offer their MBA programs online so that working professionals can continue their career while pursuing advancement through their master's degree.
SNHU has been a pioneer institution in online programming since 1995, giving us decades of experience keeping up with the changing landscape of the workforce. With SNHU, you'll benefit from 40+ years of MBA programming, but with modern technology and platforms that currently serve over 135,000 learners nationwide.
Earning an MBA at a brick-and-mortar school was not possible for Thomas Scott '15MBA. He knew immediately he needed to find an online university. "All the research I did said go to SNHU," he said. The quality of SNHU's online MBA program was attractive, as was the way he could choose courses within the program that fit his already demanding medical career. "As a practicing physician, (it) was exactly what I was looking for. The letters after my name weren't as important. I need the information."
Wherever you are in the country, in the world, you can earn an MBA online from SNHU.
Does an MBA increase salary?
Earning an MBA has the potential to boost your pay significantly. When paired with your years of experience and the industry you're employed in, an MBA can give you the opportunity to earn a much larger paycheck.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a master’s degree can increase your salary by almost 20% over your bachelor’s degree.4
While the specific impact of an MBA on salary or earning potential will vary by person, "that year-over-year salary difference over a bachelor's degree accumulates to a significant amount," said Kimberly Blanchette, executive director of online business programs at SNHU.
Will an MBA help my career?
An MBA is one of the most versatile master's degrees you can earn – and it's one the business world is always looking for.
"The value (of an MBA) is immeasurable," said Heather Staples Lavoie '96MBA, now chief strategy officer at Geneia, an analytic solutions and services company serving the healthcare industry. "Understanding the fundamentals of the market, being trained in quantitative analysis, securing a comprehensive understanding of strategic planning and management, learning about forecasting, operations management, business law – this background has aided me in every role I have held and allowed me to take on the work of building and leading businesses."
According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), hiring for MBA grads remains strong: 77% of U.S. employers said in 2019 that they planned to bring on additional MBA talent at their organizations.2
"When it comes to the professional value of earning an MBA, the driving factors usually include enhanced marketability, earning potential, transferability, domain knowledge and skill sets that are essential to the business environment," said Dr. Katie Carpen, an adjunct instructor at SNHU.
A GMAC survey said that MBAs are most wanted for roles within consulting, energy/utilities, healthcare and technology.2 And throughout all industries, functions most sought after by employers are hires who have skills or a background in strategy/innovation, finance, marketing and business intelligence/analytics.2
A specialized MBA can help you gain a competitive edge in the workforce. In addition to the general MBA track, SNHU also offers 20 career-focused concentrations designed to help you reach your professional goals.
By honing in on an in-demand area that organizations are seeking solutions for, you have the potential to become the decision-maker for your company.
That was certainly the case for Susan Martore-Baker '90MBA.
"I valued all classes, but especially marketing," said the president of Cambridge Trust Co. of New Hampshire. "Had I not had that foundation, I don't think I would have gone into sales. I was able to bring business into the bank that I work for, and that's how I elevated my position."
How long does it take to get an MBA online?
It depends. You may be able to take more courses during a term, allowing you to finish your online MBA program in less time. At SNHU, for example, if you take 2 courses per 10-week term, you could finish in as few as 15 months – allowing you to reach your goals faster.
However, many working professionals try to strike a balance between their career and their education – as well as any other personal responsibilities you have outside of work.
It's up to you to decide your timeline and what you can handle to be your most successful in your degree program and as you advance in your career.
Do you need GMAT for an online MBA?
Not at SNHU. While many universities require test scores for admission into their master's and MBA programs, SNHU recognizes that this can often be another barrier between you and your goals.
When you enroll in an online MBA program at SNHU, you have a goal in mind. So the quicker we can help you finish your degree, the faster you can work on your next plan of action: moving into a role that can take you even further.
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.
Sources & Citations (1, 2, 3, 4)
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at:
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/market-research-analysts.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/home.htm (viewed March 12, 2020)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-systems-analysts.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/sales-managers.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm (viewed Nov. 21, 2019)
- https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm (viewed June 9, 2020)
Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
2 Graduate Management Admission Council, Business School Hiring Report: Corporate Recruiters Survey 2019 [PDF], on the internet, at https://www.gmac.com/market-intelligence-and-research/research-library/employment-outlook/business-school-hiring-report-corporate-recruiters-survey-2019 (viewed Sept. 9, 2019).
3 According to more than 9,200 SNHU online students in survey responses from the fall of 2019.
4 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unemployment rates and earnings by education attainment, 2018, on the internet, at https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm (viewed Sept. 9, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.