Grow effective leadership skills with an online MS in management

Do you know the secret of making effective business decisions? Being competent to make tough decisions and address conflict when it emerges can be challenging, even for seasoned leaders.

Discover the right approach to making smart, effective decisions with a Strayer Master of Science in Management. You’ll grow your skills as a manager and leader, expand your technique for cultivating great teams, and learn how to map the future of your organization.

You’ll find the tools to develop and implement organizational strategies that deliver the best results, and obtain a breadth of knowledge in management theory, strategy, leadership, and best practices—skill sets that can make you an asset to any corporation or business environment.



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  • 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

    Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determines appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines 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. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence human behavior in an organization.

  • CIS 500 - Information Systems for Decision Making

    Examine the strategic use and trends of organizational information systems with emphasis on the application of information technology. Study key computing concepts in the strategic context in which information technology is used with emphasis on how information technology enables improvement in quality, timeliness and competitive advantage.

  • HRM 530 - Strategic Human Resource Management

    Analyze workforce management processes in light of their strategic importance. Examine the relationships between the traditional human resource functions and the various business functions so that efficiency and effectiveness are balanced and optimized. Review these processes and relationships in both the domestic and global environments now and in the future.

  • LEG 500 - Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

    Understand how to apply ethics and evaluate the legal environment when making business decisions in the Digital Age. This course reviews approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership at a digital startup. Learners will analyze the impact of management decisions, corporate governance and the leader's individual conduct on a digital business's ability to protect its business and meet its obligations to stakeholders.

  • MGT 500 - Modern Management

    Explore the foundation of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. Address the primary functions of managers, which include planning, organizing, leading and controlling. See how effective management can lead to a competitive advantage that sustains the organization.


    This course examines communication concepts and issues from various fields such as marketing, public relations, management, and organizational communication. The focus is on providing basic knowledge and a broad overview of communication practices in the workplace along with providing an understanding that communication is essential to decision making and fundamental to success in a global marketplace.

  • MGT 510 - Global Business Management

    Examine communication concepts and issues from various fields such as marketing, public relations, management, and organizational communication. Focus on basic knowledge and a broad overview of communication practices in the workplace, along with an understanding that communication is essential to decision making and fundamental to success in a global marketplace.


    To be taken as last or next to last course.

    This course is the capstone course for MSM program and it needs to be taken as the last or the second to the last course in the program. It examines the strategic management process including the development and implementation of successful organizational strategies that deliver business results. The course requires students to synthesize and integrate management, leadership, project management and marketing theory and practice from prior courses through the whole MSM program. Students are able to apply and exercise the analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills through the use of the case analysis and projects which involves core management functions, leadership challenges, and organizational performance considerations and prepares students for the real world management challenges. A grade of “B” or higher is required.

    NOTES: This course not approved in Florida and Tennessee. Students in these states must take BUS 599 Strategic Management as the capstone course instead of MGT 599.


Management is about making the right decisions, at the right time, and leading your organization to successful results. When you earn a master’s in management, you’ll develop an understanding of the tools and skills you need to navigate challenges and build relationships within and outside your business.

The Strayer MS in Management can show you how to succeed in today’s competitive business environment. Your coursework will cover practical and theoretical business topics, including organizational behavior, managerial and employee communication, workplace ethics and smart decision-making.

Your final project in this program is your opportunity to display everything you’ve learned, applying your knowledge to solving a problem in a real-world management scenario.

Why choose Strayer?

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Discover how Strayer can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Flexibility to match your lifestyle

We offer online learning that lets you work at your own pace. It’s designed to give you the best possible student experience while freeing you from a classroom schedule. You’ll pick up real-world skills on your own time, where and whenever classwork fits into your life. And our programs run all year round, four quarters a year.

Support to help you succeed

Every student at Strayer partners with a personal student services coach who dedicates him or herself to helping you finish, fully prepared to take on your career. Your coach will guide you through the learning process, no matter what personal, academic, or financial obstacles you may face. 

Transfer your credits, finish your degree

Strayer accepts a wide range of courses for college transfer credit. The number of credit hours you can transfer depends on which program you want to start. You can apply up to 18 quarter hour credits toward a master’s degree program.


Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

At least three years of professional experience in a leadership, management, or problem-solving role.  This will also require evidence of graduate potential that may include an interview with a Campus Dean.


Number of Students Completing ACBSP-Accredited Degree Programs
  2015 2016 2017 2018
Program Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients
AAAC 52 65 74 63
AABA 721 794 956 1,122
AACM 23 19 12 15
AAMK 16 11 14 14
BBA 1,911 1,927 2,068 2,284
BSAC 256 221 226 213
JWEMBA 167 237 364 401
MBA 1,872 1,800 1,745 1,282
MHSA/MSHS 222 208 186 199
MSAC 225 180 164 175
MSHR 312 307 257 312
MSMG 270 238 278 220
Total 6,047 6,007 6,354 6,300

Source: Strayer University's office of Institutional Research, Graduated Students 2015-2018 (Updated 07/11/2019)

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