The Social and Sustainable Management M.A. program at Seattle Pacific University offers an 11-month immersion into the basics of business and leadership. This M.A. program offers Christian understanding of business, ethics, responsibility, and sustainability — stewardship of people, planet, and profits while providing professional and career development activities.
This program enables recent graduates with liberal arts, science, or engineering majors and no significant work experience to develop the core business and professional knowledge and skills that business, NGO, and nonprofit organizations all highly value — the skills needed to jump-start entry into business or social entrepreneurship. Most importantly, this program helps students translate their passion for service and stewardship into action — "[Help yourself. Help the world.]"
The SSM program uses an innovative modular curriculum. Your learning is accomplished together with a select cohort through challenging, hands-on, real-world problem-solving, as well as projects and connections with business and social enterprise community partners. You will experience a mix of classroom, independent, team, online learning, a study abroad experience, and a a cooperative learning/internship.
Seattle Pacific's School of Business and Economics (SBE) is committed to providing an applied, experiential, and collaborative learning environment in which business and Christian faith, ethics, and character are integrated. The objectives of the program are to develop your abilities to do the following:
To apply, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate studies and have, or be pursuing, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a non-business major.
You must have graduated within the most recent 12 months or before June 15 of the current year. (Note: Applicants who have completed their degree within the most recent 24 months and have been engaged in full-time volunteer service are eligible.)
Submission of a résumé, and responses to the essay questions listed in the application are also required in addition to the completed application.
All application materials must be received by April 1. Send items being submitted by hard copy to
Associate Graduate Director
Admission into the M.A.-SSM program at Seattle Pacific University is administered by the School of Business and Economics. All correspondence and admission materials should be directed to the associate graduate director.
Direct questions or requests for an admission application to the associate graduate director:
The SSM program is comprised of five integrated modules organized around the business decision-making process: analysis, planning and design, operations, and renewal.