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Online MBA Programs Master of Business Administration

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The MBA That Fits Your Life

  • Just over $19K total tuition (30 credits)*
  • Earn credentials along the way
  • MBA program accredited by ACBSP
  • Complete in about 1 year as a full time student or at your own pace
  • 15+ career-focused concentrations
  • Curriculum revised in 2021


*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

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 over $19,000 – total tuition – our accredited online MBA program is also an affordable solution that can fit your budget.

92% of corporate recruiters planned to hire MBA grads in 2022. According to the GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey: 2022 Summary ReportPlus, 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."

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.

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What You'll Learn

  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Adaptable organizational strategies
  • Global and cultural awareness
  • Ethical, legal and sustainable practices
  • Best practices for organizational improvement

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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.

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.

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 ‘22. Hear more about how SNHU’s online MBA helped make it possible for her and her classmates to succeed.

MBA Career Outlook

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

"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."

Job Growth and Salary

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Job Growth

According to the GMAC 2022 Corporate Recruiter Survey, 92% of recruiters plan to hire MBA graduates, and most corporate recruiters agree the demand for new business school talent will increase in the next 5 years.2

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Potential Salary

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) 2022 Corporate Recruiter Survey, the median starting salary offered to new employees with an MBA was $115,000.2

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.

Future Proof Your Career

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

"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."

Where Could You Work?

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

Accounting & Finance

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

Business Operations

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

Database Administration

Take the lead on collection, storage and administration of the company’s data.

Human Resources

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


Drive company growth by reaching consumers through advertising campaigns across different channels.

Medical & Health Services

Help manage operations, programs, or other initiatives for hospitals, research labs, or other health-driven organizations.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online MBA Degree

2020 SNHU MBA graduate William PukstaAchieving Career Goals

William Puksta '20

"Multiple coworkers at my employer have enrolled and graduated from the SNHU MBA program. My interview with my adviser confirmed that the MBA program through SNHU is what would help me achieve my future career goals."

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."

Innovative Learning

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

Dr. Andrew Gallion with the text Dr. Andrew Gallion"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.

Earn Credentials and Learn from Industry Leaders

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.

Dr. Mark Hobson with the text Dr. Mark HobsonThe 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."

Tailor Your Program

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.)

An MBA for All

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--and wouldn't increase the cost or length of your program. If you choose to take a concentration, foundations courses would not be able to be used toward major electives. This would mean the maximum length of your online MBA could be up to 36 credits instead of the standard 30.

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.

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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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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.

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