Degree Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Completion Time: 3 semesters in 12 months or 4 semesters in 18 months
Earned Credits: 30
Students in the Online Social Impact MBA program will prepare to advance their careers as leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs while exploring leadership and management through an interdisciplinary lens, including the following areas of focus:
The Online Sustainable Social Impact MBA degree program is designed for students passionate about achieving the quadruple bottom line in business: People, Planet, and Profit, guided by Purpose.
Open to business and nonbusiness majors alike, this Online Sustainable Social Impact MBA program incorporates team projects and adaptable learning activities and culminates in a multidimensional capstone project designed to bridge your academic experience to your future career. Internships, service-learning, and study abroad opportunities are also available.
Students are guided by scholar-practitioners with practical experience as managers, consultants, and researchers across a wide array of innovative fields such as sustainability, global strategy, information technology, and social entrepreneurism.
More than 20 nano-credentials and e-badges may also be earned throughout the duration of the MBA program, providing graduates with additional tools that can add value, whether interviewing with future employers or demonstrating their expertise to potential clients.
Students also have the option to choose one the following specializations:
- Nonprofit Management
- Management Consulting
- Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging
Graduates of the Online Sustainable Social Impact MBA degree program will be prepared to advance people-centered approaches to improving the conditions of individuals and society through leadership and organizational development in the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors.
Social Innovation & Technology Lab (SITL):
Take advantage of our unique virtual collaboration platform to incubate and accelerate ideas from proof-of-concept to field implementation.
Benefit from our flexible approach:
Each of our online degree programs is designed to accommodate working professionals, supporting those with family and work commitments while earning a degree. Learn more about our hybrid online courses.
HM6025 Collaborative Management Decision Models
This course explores the integration of humanistic principles as the guiding construct for applying cognitive science, statistical and economic methods to apply operational data to make decisions that impact organizational community strategy and performance. Students explore the different types of factors that distort operational decision-making. Students learn to recognize these potential problems to assess opportunities and develop solutions. They also learn to apply statistical and microeconomic models to evaluate their options critically when multiple courses of action are possible. Finally, managers also learn the importance of non-financial performance measures that use operating data to align organizational strategies and effectiveness to maximize the potential for achieving the triple bottom line: Financial, Social, and Environmental Return-On-Investments (ROI). Ethical issues related to financial management practices will be threaded throughout the learning activities for this course consistent with Humanistic Management principles and practices. (3 credits)
HM 6027 Innovations in Humanistic Leadership
This course presents a model for developing transformational leadership skills, which enables employees and community members to take leadership roles in larger, complex organizations during times of accelerated change. The course contrasts leadership and management and provides prescriptive advice for developing leadership skills and basic management skills. Students will learn how leaders align the behaviors and actions of staff with the mission, vision, values and strategy of their organization with a focus on executing to achieve results. Through the theoretical framework of adaptive leadership, students will analyze how developing vision, mentoring, motivation, and communication skills all play a role in leading organizations through change, including the behaviors, attitudes, and perspectives that distinguish successful leaders from the less successful. (3 credits)
HM 6032 Human Resources Management Strategies for Transformative Leaders
This course is focused on strategic human resource management and integrates talent development and transformational organizational behavior as it relates to guiding sustainable organizational performance to achieve key social and business goals. Human resource budgeting, benefits, and employee wellness integrated with the exploration and execution of holistic talent management is emphasized. Included in this overview is understanding how technology plays a pivotal role (HRIS/HRMS) in human resources, as well coordinating the assessment and formulation of policies and procedures for short- and long-range human resource planning, recruiting, and selection for both domestic and internal organizations. (3 credits)