The MAM-SSM degree at SPU is an innovative, 45-credit curriculum delivered in an 11-month intensive format. The program consists of five integrated modules organized around the business decision-making process.
- Introduction to Social and Sustainable Environments
- Analyzing Business Environments
- Designing Social and Sustainable Business
- Operating Business Responsibly
- Business Evaluation and Renewal
Students learn through a mix of classroom and online learning; hands-on, real-world problem-solving, cases, and connections with business and social enterprise community partners; team and independent projects; a study abroad experience; and a cooperative learning/internship experience.
The curriculum is a tapestry that re-mixes traditional graduate classes into modules with topics distributed across the program according to the themes of the modules. Issues of social, sustainable, and responsible business are interlaced with the topics. All of these topics are explored and interconnected through a series of integrating problems, cases, and projects.
Early Decision applications for the MAM-SSM program are due by January 15. Second-round applications are due by April 1. The admission process remains open until classes begin unless the cohort fills earlier. View Admission Information.
The MAM-SSM program is an intensive immersion experience designed to be completed in 1-year and requires a full-time commitment to the program, starting in the summer and finishing in the spring. It cannot be completed as a part-time student.
The program begins with an opening session in mid-June. Students study independently until mid-August. From that point until graduation the next June, students are in residency in Seattle.