June 28, 2022

MBA & Master’s Guide 2022: Saybrook University – Sustainable Social Impact

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Saybrook University prepares students to challenge conventional thinking in business, social structures, mental and physical health, and more. Through its innovative online and hybrid programs, students become part of a global community. Together, they are guided through certificate, master, and doctoral programs guided by renowned faculty. Graduates leave well-prepared to create systematic change in communities around the world.
At Saybrook University, MBA and DBA degree programs are built for the quadruple bottom line.
People: Empower others within your organization
Planet: Champion environmentally friendly solutions
Profit: Increase profit with integrity
And purpose: When business is guided by purpose, everyone benefits.
Saybrook MBA and DBA programs challenge conventional business practices in favor of disruptive innovation and sustainability.



• Built for leaders and life-long learners from diverse backgrounds
• Committed to a collaborative and inclusive people centered approaches to transforming the world through innovative, sustainable business solutions.
• Taught by scholar-practitioners with extensive experience in community and organizational systems as consultants, researchers, and thought leaders.
• Student-centered:  online-hybrid format, for working professionals where learning is action oriented: take learning into the workplace, test pilots and then, pivot back in the classroom.
• Residential Conference:  Learn from across University Programs, build a life-long network of mentors and identify and advance your leadership development from a whole-person perspective.
• International study opportunity and scholarships are available in partnership with students and faculty from other affiliated colleges.


Additional Program Information

Master of Business Administration
1 – 1.5 Years
100% Online
The Master of Business Administration explores leadership, sustainable business practices and innovation through a multidisciplinary lens, with knowledge areas including:
• Accounting, Finance, and Data Analytics
• Leadership and organizational behavior
• Economics and global business
• Human Resources Management
• Training, development and knowledge management
• Organizational systems analysis
• Technology, information systems, communications and marketing
This high impact MBA is designed to help professionals advance their careers as leaders, and entrepreneurs while promoting positive change at systemic levels of society. The MBA program incorporates team projects, adaptable learning activities, and culminates in multidimensional leadership development capstone. International engagements are available.

Doctor of Business Administration
3.5 – 4 Years
Online plus Short Residency
The Doctor of Business Administration program offers advanced studies leading to a doctorate in business administration focused on the following areas:
• Sustainable systems design and transformation
• Trends in global business
• Business development and entrepreneurialism
• Leadership strategies
• Innovations in sustainable businesses
• Organizational learning and development
The DBA program is designed for advanced students who are interested in gaining the cutting-edge theory on organizational and social systems change—concluding with a dissertation research in a thought leadership area of their choosing. Graduates emerge as confident, competent, and compassionate executives, consultants, researchers, and educators through close faculty and student mentorship.

Name of Institution

Saybrook University


Name of Business School or Program

Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Business Administration


Business School Dean

Charlotte Hamilton, PhD
Dean of College of Social Sciences


Year Institution was Founded



Year Business School or Program was Started



MBA Platforms Offered

Hybrid, Online, Cohort

MBA Areas of Emphasis Offered

Students will prepare to advance their careers as leaders and entrepreneurs while exploring decision making, system thinking and collaborative teamwork through an interdisciplinary lens, including the following areas of focus:
• Accounting, finance, and data analytics
• Leadership and organizational behavior
• Economics and global business
• People engagement
• Training, development, and knowledge management
• Organizational systems analysis
• Technology, information systems, communications, and marketing

Students in this program curriculum engage with the skills needed to align business strategies with humanistic principles, including the promotion of human dignity, wholeness, comprehensive knowledge, common good, stewardship, and sustainability actions. Graduates will be effective at evaluating and maximizing organizational performance in relation to positive community and societal outcomes.


Length of Programs

MBA is 12 to 18 Months
DBA is in 3.5 to 4 Years


Program Campus Options

MBA is 100% Online
DBA requires a 5 days of short residence in the Fall and Spring prior to dissertation research. This is virtual for Fall 2022.


Program Accreditations


Required Testing


Upcoming Information Sessions

Available monthly on-line


Application Deadlines

Year round:  Fall, Spring, and Summer


Program Contact Information

Mary Kay Chess, Ph.D.
Department Chair for the Department of Business Administration
[email protected]

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