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Online MBA Master of Business Administration

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Register By: February 20 Classes Start: February 22

The MBA That Fits Your Life

  • Under $19K total tuition
  • Earn credentials along the way
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • Complete in about 1 year
  • 15+ career-focused concentrations
  • Curriculum revised in 2021

MBA Program Overview

If you need to advance your career sooner than later, you've found the online MBA that can fit into your busy life.

Southern New Hampshire University's new Master of Business Administration program has the flexibility you need to get where you want to go while positioning yourself for career advancement in about 1 year.

And at just under $19,000 – total tuition – our accredited MBA program is also an affordable solution that can fit your budget.

89% of employers plan to hire MBA grads 2021Plus, you won't only earn an MBA. We revised our curriculum in 2021, so that in each course throughout the program, there's an opportunity for you to earn industry-recognized business credentials as well. You can gain a competitive advantage each term as you fill your resume with your additional skill sets and certificates.

"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 by thoughtfully anticipating the future," said Dr. Andrew Gallion, an adjunct instructor at SNHU who served as a subject-matter expert for the university's new master's program. "We looked at current trends to predict what skills will be required. ... This program will certainly differentiate itself with a different focus on the future whereas most programs focus on the present."

Learn how to:

  • Analyze and interpret data for decision-making
  • Develop and foster adaptable strategies for an organization
  • Evaluate and implement various models and processes in the design and continuous improvement of organizations and their practices
  • Cultivate globally aware and culturally responsive teams and organizations
  • Create and implement plans around culture, ethical and legal standards, and sustainable practices

You can also choose from 15+ career-focused concentrations, to tailor the program more closely to your personal interest. Popular concentrations include healthcare management, project management and human resources.

Concentration Options

To better fit your career goals, SNHU offers 15+ MBA concentrations that allow you to hone in on the skills most relevant to you. The concentrations are typically 3 courses each and provide in-depth coverage of a certain subject, like finance, marketing, human resources and more. You also have the option to stay with the general track and take 3 electives that most interest you.

Explore MBA concentration options below.

MBA Career Outlook

With a 2019 median annual salary of $105,660 for management occupations, and 5% job growth projected through 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — your MBA is an investment in your future.1

And even mid-pandemic 2020, the percent of recruiters who wanted to hire MBA-holders in 2021 – 89% – wasn't too far off from pre-pandemic 2020 numbers, at 92%, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) 2020 corporate recruiter survey.2

SNHU's MBA program was designed for a variety of organizations, making you marketable across the workforce.

Dr. Andrew Gallion with the text Dr. Andrew Gallion"The attractive part of this program is that the MBA is designed with a broad focus that can apply across industries," said Dr. Andrew Gallion, an adjunct instructor at SNHU who served as a subject-matter expert for the university's new master's program. "MBA students are usually on a management or executive career path in a wide span of industries. This MBA program is designed to be equally of value for a manager or executive in manufacturing, management consulting, government, retail or biotech."

The work the academic team put in to make the new MBA curriculum applicable to the job market shows.

Dr. Mark Hobson with the text Dr. Mark Hobson"As part of our research for the design of this program, we focused on job opportunities for the present and the future," said Dr. Mark Hobson, SNHU's senior associate dean for business. "We sought information from places like the Graduate Management Admission Council, a nonprofit coalition of graduate business schools commonly known as GMAC, the World Economic Forum and many other resources. The research states that employers place MBA graduates in positions involving strategy and innovation, finance, business intelligence and analytics, marketing, leading people, business development and consulting."

Right now, Hobson continued, some of the hottest jobs for MBA graduates include managing areas like:

  • Accounting
  • Business operations
  • Database administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Medical and health services

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

Kira Morehouse with the text Kira MorehouseKira Morehouse '13MBA, for instance, is a digital marketing specialist for Enterprise Bank. She credits her SNHU MBA 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 University'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:

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Courses & Curriculum

Featuring a brand-new curriculum, the revised online MBA program at Southern New Hampshire University can best be described as hands-on preparation for becoming a leader of tomorrow.

First, the program now has 7 core courses. That means all MBA students are required to take these courses. Previously set up to separate subjects – like finance, marketing and strategy – the curriculum now weaves these areas throughout the classes about optimizing brands, measuring success and innovation.

The format of the courses has been reworked as well. All classes now contain scenario-based learning, which gives you the opportunity to practice the course content in a real-world scenario of a likely business problem.

Dr. Jessica Rogers with the text Dr. Jessica Rogers"The learner will be immersed in an experience with learning tools and an instructor who acts like a mentor," said Dr. Jessica Rogers, an 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."

By taking part in several scenarios, you can bring advanced expertise to organizations.

Justin Brigham with the text Justin Brigham"The hope for this program is to provide students with an authentic learning experience that mimics the workplace," said Justin Brigham, a senior instructional designer with the learning science and assessment team at SNHU.

Also included in the new curriculum are a variety of very current resources.

"Learners will see strategic use of multimedia, interactive assignments and video content," Rogers said. "They will also see content that is relevant to today’s business environments. ... Attention was given to the student experience and variety of ways in which they learn and digest information."

This was in response to listening to both students and academic advisors. Learners have hectic schedules – and it's always been important to SNHU to meet them where they are.

"Students have very busy lives and we received a lot of feedback around the assignment schedule being more flexible, the ability to have mobile-friendly resources and for the learning experience to be more interactive," Brigham said. "I’m happy to say these are all things we’ve worked to implement into this program."

To say that SNHU's new MBA program has moved away from a traditional format might be an understatement.

"This new 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 who served as a subject-matter expert for the university's new master's 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."

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) was in everyone's minds while creating the new program. Having skills that are – and will be – in demand from employers is crucial for student success. 4IR focuses on technology, merging biological, digital and physical worlds. It changes the way we work, communicate and go through our lives.

Because of that, the new MBA program can help you develop 4IR-ready skills like:

  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Complex problem-solving
  • Coordinating with others
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Environment and society conscious
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Negotiation
  • People management
  • Service orientation

In turn, you’ll enhance your “soft skills,” a key ingredient for success in any aspect of the business world.

Another feature you'll benefit from are the embedded credentials you can earn within courses. These industry-recognized certifications can help you build up your resume even before you graduate.

"Not only will students leave with their MBA, but along the way, they will have the opportunity to gain badges and certificates that can be immediately shared out to their network and potential employers," Brigham said.

The academic team at SNHU has also lined up highly successful business experts and leaders from many industries who will present in each course through video.

"The videos will inform students about the course content while the expert will share their own life lessons," said Dr. Mark Hobson, SNHU's senior associate dean for business. "These speakers are lifelong learners and friends of Southern New Hampshire University. Many of them are alumni of our MBA program." In short, these experts will share advice and expertise by video in every course.

Howard Brodsky with the text Howard BrodskyFor example, one of the experts 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 new 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."

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 15+ career-oriented concentrations.

Aside from the 7 core courses that make up the majority of the MBA program, you can also choose to take 3 courses from a selection of electives or incorporate a concentration to round out your 10-course program. (Note: The MBA in Engineering Management is an 11-course program with 4 concentration classes.)

Don't have a business background? No problem. Our MBA is accessible to everyone. Interested students must have a conferred undergraduate degree for acceptance, but it can be in any field. Those without an undergraduate degree in business or a related field may be asked to complete up to 2 foundation courses to get started. These foundations cover essential business skill sets and can be used to satisfy elective requirements for the general-track MBA. With foundations, the maximum length of your online MBA would be 36 credits.

Attend full time or part time. Students in the MBA have the option to enroll full time (at 2 classes per term) or part time (with 1 class per term). Full-time students should be able to complete the program in about 1 year, while part-time students could finish in about 2 years. SNHU students are busy, often juggling jobs, family and other obligations, so you may want to work with your academic advisor to identify the course plan that works for you. The good news is, you can switch from full time to part time and back again as often as you want.

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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