You have a vision for your future, and you’re willing to work to achieve it. Strayer’s MBA degree complements and enhances your commitment. Learn how to work across business functions, manage people and assets, and apply critical thinking to complex resource and economic challenges.


This is more than just an advanced degree. Earning your MBA from Strayer's business management program teaches you to lead with tenacity, whether that means stepping into an executive position in your current company or industry, or starting your own business.


As an MBA student at Strayer University, you’re in control. Create a schedule that allows you to continue working full-time while you attend school. Apply what you learn in class to your current job, and develop professional growth before you've even earned your MBA. Invigorating discussions with other students, online or on campus, will enhance your learning experience. At Strayer University, pursue your personal and professional goals without putting your job or family on hold. It’s your future, prepare for it your way.


Tailor your on-campus or online MBA with one of 12 functional concentrations, or design your own MBA with our professional studies option.


The Strayer MBA costs up to 17.5% less than selected, comparable master’s degrees at colleges like DeVry.*


Strayer University is Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and we have a 120-year history of delivering functional business degrees.


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A Strayer Master’s Degree in Business Administration helps you build your leadership skills in the business area of your choice. Each one of our business management majors will help you sharpen your skills in strategic analysis, learn how to build functional business areas to achieve organizational goals, develop your own leadership style and understand today’s complex and globally intertwined business environment. Whether you pursue an online MBA, an on campus option or a mix of both, you can create a program that works with your busy schedule.


*Compare Strayer MBA program costs at with the costs for DeVry’s MBA program at

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Nearly 87% of Strayer master’s degree recipients responding to our survey said their degree had an impact on them meeting their professional or career goals.

— OIRAE Graduates Survey, April 2013

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Apply organizational and management practices to ensure efficiency and accountability within non-profit and public administrations
Apply financial tools and techniques to the development and management of public budgets
Develop quantitative analysis skills to evaluate public policy and conduct program evaluation
Create public personnel strategies related to people and performance that lead to the effective use of resources
Develop leadership skills specific to public administration environments

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PAD 500-Modern Public Administration: Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Examine the structure, functions and processes of the executive branch agencies of national, state and local governments, and of the nonprofit sector. Discuss the historical development of the field of public administration and the social/political context of its formation. Survey organizational and management practice, and applies efficiency and accountability concepts to public and nonprofit administration. Analyze the size and scope of the nonprofit sector, and explore the similarities and differences between the nonprofit and public sectors.

PAD 505-Public Budgeting and Finance

Examine key financial institutions, processes and techniques relating to public budgeting, revenue and expenditure. Cover analytical techniques appropriate for the analysis of revenue, spending and debt issuance. Review stages of the budget process and related actors and analytical techniques using the federal budget process as a case study. Discuss performance-laden budget reforms, governmental accounting, debt management and financial reporting. Review principles of taxation and evaluates major sources of revenue and their significance.

PAD 520-Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

Review the political, social and economic factors influencing policy analysis. Analyze and resolve practical problems within policy issues facing the federal, state, local and nonprofit sectors. Examine quantitative and qualitative methods, processes and concepts of public policy analysis and develop skills in applying critical thinking, analytical techniques and various forms of structured analytical writing and communications. Discuss the role and ethical dimensions of policy analysis in the policy-making process.

PAD 530-Public Personnel Management

Analyze basic principles and functions of personnel administration in public service; review personnel functions including management, recruitment, placement, wage and salary management, valuing and managing diversity, training, retirement and more. Get an overview of advanced labor relations and collective bargaining processes and issues, grievance and disciplinary procedures, affirmative action and equal employment issues.


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Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter


$2,325.00 per course (Full-Time), $2,325.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $1,800.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit graduate students. For all students enrolled as an undergraudate prior to Winter 2014, please Click here for graduate tuition rates.


Graduate in 1.5 to 3 years

  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 2 or more per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 1.5 years or fewer
Part-time 1 class per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 3 years

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.


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ACC 556 - Financial Accounting for Managers

The course is designed with a focus on accounting to meet the needs of managers and stresses the interpretation and uses of accounting information. The information presented in the course is designed for a user of accounting information instead of preparer. Key concepts include financial statements and ratio analysis, uses of accounting information for decision-making and planning

BUS 508-Contemporary Business

Examine the functions and processes within a business enterprise and key factors affecting productivity. Review the dynamics of the business operations environments both internal and external factors affecting competition and considerations for global operations. Receive a conceptual base for assessing and enhancing strategic performance in a business organization through the integration of the core business functions, effective resource management and sound leadership.

BUS 520-Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Analyze the interaction of individual, group and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in business and determine appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examine a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture, and managing change. Receive a conceptual base for interpreting, assessing, and influencing human behavior in an organization.

BUS 599-Strategic Management

Examine the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyze the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. Exercise analytic, integrative and decision-making skills through the use of case analysis. Make decisions involving the core business functions, leadership challenges and global operations.

ECO 550-Managerial Economics and Globalization

Apply relevant economic theory to develop a framework of analysis and techniques that you can use to decide how to allocate a firm’s scarce resources to achieve its objectives. Use economic analysis to support business strategy decisions that promote competitiveness in an environment of changing domestic and international market conditions, government regulations, trade policies and resource availability. Systematically analyze how global economic integration affects the production, input sourcing and pricing decisions of firms operating in different market structures.

FIN 534-Financial Management

Understand financial concepts and review the basic tools and strategies for making financial decisions. Measure and compare risks across investment opportunities. Analyze how organizations choose the set of securities they issue to raise capital from investors as well as how organizations form a capital structure. Examine how the choice of capital structure affects the value of the firm.

LEG 500-Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

Examine and evaluate the legal environment and ethical challenges of management and organizations. Review approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership. Analyze the impact of management decisions, corporate governance and the leaders individual conduct on a business ability to meet its obligations to stakeholders. Evaluate alternative courses of action from an economic, legal and ethical perspective to ensure management meets corporate responsibilities to create wealth, obey the law and observe societys ethical standards. Examine the key elements of effective corporate governance, the predominate schools of ethical thought in relation to strategic management and the ethical consideration for global operations.

MAT 510 - Business Statistics

This course explores how business leaders can apply statistical thinking to improving business process and performance. The course presents concepts related to statistical thinking with a business environment, statistical tool and techniques and formalized statistical methods.

MKT 500-Marketing Management

Apply the major elements of the marketing process, including domestic and foreign market assessment, strategic planning and the development of an effective marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution) to create customer value. Analyze key marketing concepts, such as consumer/business buying behavior, market research, brand management, product development, pricing strategies and the design of marketing channels (promotion and distribution). Examine the integration of marketing with other functions in a business organization.

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