MBA-SEE Program Structure
The 12-month, full-time MBA-SEE program in beautiful and resourceful St. John’s, NL, is designed to prepare business leaders who can tackle a rapidly changing business environment that includes social and environmental challenges.
Every course will help our students develop a keen understanding of the strategic context of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship. With every MBA-SEE student taking all of the same courses at the same time, our students have a shared experience in:
- Acquiring core business knowledge.
- Learning about the social, environmental and economic challenges facing a rapidly changing business environment.
- Learning about policy for social and sustainable enterprises.
- Learning how to identify and develop opportunities to create social, environmental and economic value.
- Becoming equipped to be ethical and responsible decision-makers.
- Applying appropriate analytic frameworks to solve problems in businesses and other organizations.
- Using appropriate technologies to gather and analyze data relevant to managerial decision-making.
- Demonstrating written and oral communication skills that present information to support managerial decision-making.
- Learning to apply knowledge in both familiar and unfamiliar circumstances using conceptual understanding of relevant disciplines.
- Learning how to thoroughly analyze business situations and make integrated business decisions.
- Developing teamwork skills to enhance team performance and later, motivate others to achieve organizational goals.
All students must complete:
- One week orientation
- Two academic semesters (on campus only)
- Four-month internship
Students will be required to return to campus after their four-month internship to summarize the learning outcomes of their respective internship and to present their reflections papers.
All MBA-SEE students are required to complete 36 credit-hours as specified below* in order to successfully complete the program.
Fall Semester (16 credit-hours)
- Business 8500 Introductions to Social Innovation, Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship
- Business 8501 The Rise of Sustainable Capitalism
- Business 8502 Organizational Behaviour in Social Enterprise
- Business 8503 Managing Social Enterprises: Marketing
- Business 8504 Managing Social Enterprises: Accounting
- Business 8505 Managing Social Enterprises: Human Resources
- Business 8506 Managing Social Enterprises: Information Systems
Winter Semester (16 credit-hours)
- Business 8507 Managing Social Enterprises: Finance
- Business 8508 Managing Social Enterprises: Operations Management
- Business 8509 Leadership within Social Enterprises
- Business 8510 Economics and Public Policy
- Business 8511 Strategic Business Planning for a Social Venture
- Business 8512 Funding Social Ventures
- Business 8513 Project Management
- Business 8514 Legal and Regulatory Issues
- Business 8515 Governing Social Enterprises
- Business 8516 Social Impact Measurement
Spring/Summer (4 credit-hours)
*Individual courses in this program may be offered in an accelerated format within the semester.
Students are also expected to participate in program-related experiential learning opportunities. The MBA-SEE requires the successful completion of a four-month internship which may include successful completion of a new venture incubation.
Our innovative curriculum content and delivery, inspirational faculty and mentors, and unique experiences and enriched experiential learning opportunities combine to ensure exposure to key business functions without a loss of focus on the pillars of people, planet, and profits.