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32 Facts About Online MBA at SNHU Southern New Hampshire University

June 1, 2017 7:21 pm0 commentsViews: 81

Getting an online MBA is a big decision. You will be taking two or more years of your life and a good deal of money to earn your graduate degree. Choosing which program is the best option can be challenging.

That is why we have researched Southern New Hampshire University’s online MBA thoroughly for you and listed 32 important facts about the program.

SNHU offers you the chance to earn the graduate degree that will provide you with the freedom and expertise in business so that you can move across locations, industries and departments. You will develop the skills to help to reshape companies, create ongoing sustainability in businesses, and establish yourself as an up and coming business professional or entrepreneur.

SNHU has offered MBA programs for over 40 years, and the university has been enhancing and evolving its master’s in business degree programs to reflect the changing needs of the marketplace and students. It currently offers over 50 program options and specialties. If you have interest in a specific concentration or have years of experience in one, you may decide to focus on one or two concentrations to give you a high level of expertise.

The university also has established partnerships with other universities and organizations to provide students with unusual concentrations, including Music Business and Sports Management.

One of the major advantages of attending SNHU is that there is a high degree of flexibility built into the MBA program. You have the option of attending the program on a full time basis, so that you can complete the degree as fast as possible.

But you also may take just one class per semester if you choose do so. Many SNHU MBA students go to work full time, so the ability to go to school part time makes it much easier for busy professionals to earn their graduate degree.

SNHU’s online MBA can be earned completely online and some students may be able to finish it in a mere 12 months. Keep reading and decide if SNHU’s MBA could be a good fit for your career goals.

The Basics

SNHU is a private, nonprofit college that has 3,000 on campus students and at least 80,000 online students. It claims that it is one of the fastest-growing colleges in the US. The university was founded in 1932. It was recently named a Best Buy and Best Online Degree by GetEducated.com. It also has been regularly ranked as a Military Friendly School by GI Jobs.

Below are 32 facts that will help you to understand all of the details of this program. That way you will have all of the information you need to make a decision about which school to attend to achieve your long term career goals.

Quick Stats

  1. Average class size: 24
  2. Gender: 54.1% female
  3. Average age of new students: 33
  4. Cost per credit hour: $627
  5. 1% of students graduated in 2016 were working within 180 days of graduation
  6. Approximately 80% of first year MBA students return for their second year
  7. The average level of college debt for SNHU MBA graduates is $57,706
  8. 64% of SNHU graduates in 2016 had some level of college debt
  9. SNHU is accredited regionally by the New England Association of Colleges and schools
  10. SNHU’s MBA program is accredited by the ACBSP, which is one of the leading business accreditation agencies in the US

Rankings

  1. US News and World Report ranks SNHU as the #171 best online MBA program as of 2017. SNHU is also included in our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online MBA programs.

Program Ranking Indicators (US News and World Report)

  1. SNHU faculty scores 77/100 in how well instructors are trained to teach business students online
  2. SNHU students services and technology scores 47/100 on the level of support offered to online MBA students
  3. SNHU students report student engagement score of 50/100, indicating a moderate level of responsiveness on the part of instructors to questions and general interaction with online students
  4. SNHU ranks 9/100 on admissions selectivity, meaning that it has relatively low admission criteria

Program Information

  1. Enrollment in the entire online MBA program around the globe is 9,035
  2. Required courses for the SNHU MBA are Mathematics and Statistics for Business; Economics for Business; Financial Reporting and Analysis; Business Law and Human Behavior in Organizations
  3. Available concentrations for this MBA program are accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, health care administration, HR management, international business, leadership, supply chain management, marketing, nonprofit management, operations management, public administration, operations research, transportation, sports business, music business, Six Sigma, sustainability
  4. Most popular concentrations: finance, management, healthcare administration, HR management, supply chain management
  5. All classes are taught online
  6. The SNHU MBA does not have any in person orientations, group projects or examinations

Faculty Information

  1. The SNHU MBA program has 186 part time and one full time instructor
  2. 67% of part time faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field
  3. Instructors average five years of experience teaching online courses
  4. Instructors have 30 hours of training in online teaching before they begin to teach at SNHU

Graduation Information

  1. There were a total of 1,263 program graduates in 2016
  2. Students need 36 credits to graduate
  3. Students typically need two years to graduate, but they can take up to six years to graduate
  4. The target time to graduate is 1.5 years
  5. Three year graduation rate for 2016 was 38%

Admission Information

  1. GRE and GMAT scores are not required to be admitted into the SNHU MBA program
  2. Requirements to be admitted include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; one or two years of business related work experience; updated resume; writing samples and two professional and/or academic references

Other Information

SNHU offers its business students a robust array of online education services that will help you to achieve your business education goals. These include:

  • Tutoring services that include 24/7 support from Smarthinking TutoringServices. This service has in excess of 2,000 tutors, so there is always someone available to help you with your MBA classes and to develop more effective learning strategies
  • Career services that provides online MBA students with one-on-one career counseling, webinars, career search resources and weekly job postings
  • Academic advising that provides you with everything you need to keep your MBA education on track, from recommending courses to how to manage your time better
  • Technical support that includes 24/7 tech support online, chat and by phone
  • Online library that has a massive collection of journals, books magazines, newspapers, white papers and e-books
  • Disability resources as required by federal law so that SNHU will make reasonable accommodations for eligible students with disabilities