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Master of Arts in Management With a Specialization in
Social and Sustainable Management (MASSM)
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 a specialization in Social and Sustainable Management (MASSM).
In the MASSM degree, you will gain an understanding of responsible, ethical, and sustainable business practices that serve customers, employees, and the community. You will also develop initiative and skills in analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, leadership, and team-building.
Who Should Pursue This Degree
If you did not major in business as an undergraduate student, are an academically strong self-starter, can learn independently and in teams, and have a strong desire to help others through sustainable and responsible enterprises, this program is for you.
The MASSM program enhances a liberal arts degree by integrating a real-world problem-solving approach. You will graduate with increased marketability and a new passion for serving people and caring for our planet.
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. In the MASSM program, you will develop:
- The core business skills needed to jump start entry into business or social entrepreneurship.
- An integrated, cross-functional understanding of business as a system and fluency in fundamental business concepts and processes across the range of business disciplines.
- A Christian understanding of responsible, ethical, and sustainable business that serves customers, employees, and the community, while caring for creation.
- An ability to apply these understandings to complex, real-business solutions in pursuit of human flourishing.
- The attitudes, commitments, skills, and knowledge necessary for developing effective business relationships, and working and communicating with others.
- The knowledge to initiate and organize business activities and projects, behaving as business professionals in business contexts.
The MASSM 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 MASSM 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 MASSM 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.
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An innovative 11-month graduate business degree for the non-business major.
MASSM: Integrated, Case-Based Curriculum
Join a select group of bright, like-minded people learning through projects and connections with business and social enterprise community partners.