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

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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, Government, and Economics offers a one-year, 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 career where you can impact human flourishing? Would some business knowledge, skills, and professionalism increase your marketability and potential impact? Then the Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Social and Sustainable Management (MAM-SSM) program may be just right for you.

Who Should Pursue This Degree

This one-year transformative learning experience is for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge, skills, and confidence so they can have more impact – using business as a tool to serve others. No business background and no prior experience are required. Newly graduated students will benefit greatly from the MAM-SSM program.


Seattle Pacific University's School of Business, Government, 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 business professional by developing:

  • Relevant, real-world knowledge and skills, along with 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.  

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 SBGE faculty on research projects.

Additionally, scholarships of $2,750 are available.

Program Outline

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. For other questions, check our Frequently Asked Questions link.


Program Contact

Vicki Eveland

Program Director, MAM-SSM

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



An innovative 1-year graduate business degree.

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MAM-SSM: 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.

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