Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in
Social and Sustainable Management (MAM-SSM)
Today’s employers seek well-rounded employees to help them achieve their goals and make their organizations more responsible and sustainable. To help meet this need, the School of Business and Economics offers an 11-month, intensive, AACSB-accredited Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Social and Sustainable Management (MAM-SSM).
Help yourself. Help the world. Want a meaningful, rewarding job, but can’t quite reach for it? Want to impact human flourishing? Would some business knowledge, skills and professionalism increase your marketability and potential impact? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Social and Sustainable Management (MAM-SSM) program is right for you.
Who Should Pursue This Degree
This 11-month transformative learning experience is for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge, skills and confidence so they can have more impact – who wants to use business as a tool to serve others. No business background and no prior experience are required. Newly graduated non-business graduates will benefit greatly from MAM-SSM.
Seattle Pacific University's School of Business and Economics is committed to providing an applied, experiential, and collaborative learning environment that integrates business competence and Christian character within its graduate business programs. MAM-SSM is a transformative experience in which you’ll become a responsible young business professional by developing:
- Relevant, real-world knowledge & skills and the ability to apply them through exciting, integrated, hands-on problems, projects, and an internship.
- A Christian understanding of responsible, ethical, and sustainable business that serves customers, employees, and the community, while caring for creation.
- A global perspective through studying abroad in India and China.
- Connections with business, social enterprise, and non-profit leaders in Seattle and beyond.
- A close-knit community of faculty, peers, alumni, and business community partners.
- Professionalism and confidence in your readiness to compete for rewarding and meaningful jobs with impact through a rigorous suite of professional development and placement activities.
- High payoff. High impact.
The MAM-SSM program will give you the relevant, real-world skills that employers want. You will also understand more about global, emerging markets and development issues, cultivate a network of connections with professionals in the business and social enterprise communities — and make significant progress toward completing a future MBA degree.
Study Abroad Component
As part of the MAM-SSM program, you will travel to India, China, or another developing or emerging market with fellow students and faculty to learn about responsible and sustainable business from a global perspective. This study abroad program will include a variety of cultural activities.
Research Assistantships and Scholarships
Financial assistance is available for this program. In addition to accessing traditional financial aid programs, you may be able to earn as much as $2,250 by working with SBE faculty on research projects.
Additionally, scholarships of $2,750 are available.
The program outline includes a description of program structure and schedule. The official degree requirements for this graduate program are stated in the SPU Graduate Catalog in effect when you are accepted into this program.
What is required for admission to the MAM-SSM program? Find information about admission requirements and procedures. The official admission requirements for this graduate program are stated in the SPU Graduate Catalog in effect when you apply to this program.
An innovative 11-month graduate business degree for the non-business major.
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