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


MAM-SSM is a fast-paced, 1-year, innovative program. Impact-related social, sustainability, and ethical business issues are interlaced with the basics of business and with professional development activities. Independently and in teams you will learn the knowledge and skills needed to tackle meaningful, real-world problems through blended classroom, online, and hands-on, learning; high-visibility, high-impact projects; a study abroad trip to China and India; a strategy-oriented internship; professional development and placement activities; close-knit community; and meaningful relationships with organizational leaders.

You can pursue your special interests in global health, social enterprise, community development, non-profit management, environmental stewardship, and in specific professional fields through the program’s cases, projects, and engagement with leaders from those interest areas.

The interdisciplinary curriculum is like a tapestry. Traditional graduate business classes have been thematically re-mixed into modules (shown below) based on the business decision-making process.

Program Structure

MASSM Program Structure PDF


View a summary of the MAM-SSM curriculum.

Schedule and Timeline

This is a 1-year program that requires a commitment to being a full-time student.


Early Action applications are due by January 15. (Early Action applicants will be given preference for the scholarships.)  Admissions will remain open until the cohort fills. View Admission Information.


  • Opening session (mid-June)
  • Online independent learning (June–August)
  • Take up residence in Seattle (early/mid-August)
  • Residential intensive sessions (late-August)


  • Residential sessions (September-November)
  • Study abroad (December)


  • Residential sessions (January-March)


  • Residential sessions (March-June)
  • Graduation (mid-June)

Program Contact

Vicki Eveland

Program Director, MAM-SSM
DBA, Mississippi State University

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



Learn about our innovative 1-year Master of Arts in Management program from the students who are living it today.

Gary Karns
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MAM-SSM: Our Unique Approach to Learning

It's more like the workplace than a classroom. You'll take part in solving real-life business problems.

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“I have been so incredibly impressed with the job candidates we've interviewed from SPU. We were especially impressed with the MASSM graduate we hired. ... I can only believe that this positive impression he created here has something to do with the great graduate program you are developing and perfecting at SPU.”
Heather Zindel, President
Bloom Consulting Group Inc.