MBA - Sustainability & Environmental Compliance

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If your professional goals include helping companies adhere to environmental laws and regulations and maintain responsibility concerning operational impacts on the natural environment, then you could benefit by enrolling in Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Sustainability & Environmental Compliance program. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Sustainability & Environmental Compliance program combines an education in diverse business practices with a focus on management processes and strategies relating to corporate environmental awareness and protection. Environmental concerns such as global warming, ozone damage, pollution, acid rain, and the depletion of natural resources and the economic impact of these issues will be addressed in program coursework. Other topics covered in the program's three concentration courses include alternative energy sources, environmental auditing processes, environmental management systems, compliance procedures, and strategies for maintaining compliance to governmental regulations. Students of this program will also study managerial processes in accounting, finance, marketing, production, information technology, and operations while developing leadership, decision making, and analytical skills important to the success of corporate managers.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have strong oral and written communication skills and a desire to protect the environment prior to enrolling in Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Sustainability & Environmental Compliance program. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Business Administration in Sustainability & Environmental Compliance program at Southern New Hampshire University consists of 13 courses totaling 39 credits. Nine credits are taken in the area of concentration and 30 credits in the MBA core curriculum. This degree could be earned in as little as two years.

Sustainability & Environmental Compliance MBA Courses*

Course CodeCourse Title
SEC 510Environmental Issues
SEC 610Energy and Society
SEC 620Environment Compliance and Sustainability

MBA Core Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 500Managerial Accounting
IT 500Information Technology
MKT 500Marketing Strategies
ECO 500Managerial Economics
FIN 500Financial Management
INT 610Multinational Corporate Environment
OL 690Responsible Corporate Leadership
QSO 510Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
QSO 600Production and Operation Management

Some students may also be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced MBA material. Students with business-related undergraduate degrees typically are exempt from most foundation courses. In many cases, students choosing the electives track are able to apply credit hours from their foundation courses against their elective requirements.

*Coursework subject to change.

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Sustainability & Environmental Compliance program, you could seek upper management positions in nearly any type of industry. You might develop, implement, and manage programs relating to a company's energy usage, property development plans, or waste removal systems.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Sustainability Project Manager
  • Energy Management Consultant
  • Corporate Environmental Manager