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Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in
Social and Sustainable Management (MAM-SSM)


Because of its distinctive structure as a 1-year intensive with a three-week study abroad component, the MAM-SSM program at SPU has a unique cost structure and specific financial aid opportunities. For the 2014-15 academic year the expected total costs of tuition, the study abroad trip to India and China, and books are:

Expected 2014-15 Program Costs

Tuition and Fees   
Summer Tuition (8 credits) $6,000
Autumn Tuition (15 credits) $11,250
Winter Tuition (12 credits) $9,000
Spring Tuition (10 credits) $7,500
Total Tuition $33,750
Study Abroad Trip to India and China
(estimated BUS 6389 course fee)
MA Program Scholarship $-2,750
Research Assistantship
(student employment)
Textbooks, Learning Materials, Leadership Retreat, etc. (estimated BUS 6011 Course Fee). $1,750
Estimated Total $36,700

Notes: Study abroad fees do not include any passport or travel vaccination costs. Additional practicum sponsor scholarship funding is anticipated, possibly as much as $2,000.

Financial Aid

As part of your financial aid package as a MAM-SSM student, you will be hired as a Research Assistant to work with a School of Business, Government, and Economics faculty member. This will provide up to $2,250 toward the costs of the program. In addition, you will be awarded a scholarship of $2,750. You may also apply for student loans.


The Research Assistantship portion of the financial aid package (about five hours per week) will fill the room for work in your MAM-SSM schedule. Because of the intensity of the program, the need for extensive preparation, and our emphasis on teamwork, you are strongly discouraged from holding any other part-time job while enrolled in the program. Special approval from the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs is required. To obtain approval, you must provide adequate assurance that the work will not interfere with your coursework, teamwork, professional development, and related school events.

Program Contact

Vicki Eveland

Program Director, MAM-SSM

Phone: 206-281-2088
Office: McKenna Hall 211



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“My name is Mark Newman and I am the parent of Meagan Newman, a 2012 graduate of the initial cohort of the Master's in Social and Sustainable Management at SPU. I would like to thank you and your faculty for putting together such an impressive program. Meagan has thoroughly enjoyed the program, found it challenging as well as rewarding, and received an excellent employment offer today during the Ivy Cutting ceremony! A wonderful combination of experiences to say the least. ”
Dr. Mark Newman