Global markets and local economies. Public policy and consumer behavior. Pricing indices and purchasing power. When you're making strategic business decisions, you need to understand how all of these economic elements work. The Master of Business Administration in Economics at Southern New Hampshire University will help you develop the big-picture view you need to connect the dots between enterprise success and the world's financial realities.
SNHU's MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. The coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges. By tying a thorough understanding of micro- and macroeconomics to business, marketing and finance, you'll learn to analyze data and identify the questions that need to be asked in the decision-making process.
Southern New Hampshire University, founded in 1932, has a more than 80-year history of graduating successful business professionals. Taught by financial and data analysis experts, SNHU's MBA in Economics online program expands on a traditional business education with insight from economic theory and how it impacts corporate decision-making. The program combines research and real-world case studies with best practices for a focused examination of:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online MBA at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
There is a high demand for business leaders who understand how local, national and international economies and public policy interact and influence businesses. Through 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment opportunities for financial analysts are projected to grow by 11%, and budget analyst positions will grow by 7%.* Market research analyst jobs are predicted to increase by 23%.*
The MBA in Economics online program applies a big-picture viewpoint to universal business skills, preparing you for a broad range of positions, including:
Economics MBA graduates will find relevant management and data analysis opportunities across private and public sectors, particularly in:
SNHU's Economics MBA program is built around a traditional MBA curriculum. Nine core courses provide a solid foundation in such areas as managerial accounting, information technology and quantitative analysis for decision-making. Concentration courses expand on your business education, examining managerial economics, mathematics and statistics, and micro- and macroeconomics. You'll explore forecasting, modeling, econometrics and decision-making, applying theories to real-world scenarios.
This course will explore the more advanced areas of statistics and math, with a focus on economics and the methods that are mostly used in the applied economics field. The course will build on the mathematics and statistics background that the students have explored in previous courses. Advance regressions methods will be used, and a number of tools will be used for calculation. This course prepares the students in the Applied Economics degree for the advanced courses in econometrics.
This course serves as a graduate-level introduction to advanced microeconomic theories and the application of these theories. The course will look at irrational versus rational decision making, market structure, market failure, resource markets, and other microeconomic principles. Modern theory of consumer behavior and theory of the firm will be discussed, along with optimization models for achieving and analyzing productive, allocative, and distributive efficiency.
This course serves as a preparation for graduate economic research. The course will explore the three major schools of thought and will lay the groundwork for macroeconomic research. Through examples of static macroeconomic models and theoretical analysis, students will be introduced to macroeconomic research. The economics of growth will be given particular focus.
Total Credits: 9
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.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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