Master of Business Administration
Why earn a master’s degree from Strayer?
To take the lead in business, you need to be able to think strategically and manage people with confidence. Strayer University offers an online Master of Business Administration degree that can help you master the leadership skills necessary to guide organizations effectively. Strayer’s MBA program is designed for busy professionals.
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Strayer’s MBA program overview
Your Strayer MBA can help you build a deep understanding of strategic analysis, people and resource management. You’ll also find tools to enhance your critical thinking and manage ethical challenges in the field.
What do you do with a Master of Business Administration degree?
- Use communication skills in a business environment to convey organizational policies, procedures and strategies.
- Formulate action plans using management concepts and techniques to address real-world business challenges.
- Analyze the economic, global, legal and financial dynamics of markets and the general business environment to determine their impact on organizations.
- Develop business management strategies for the functional areas of accounting, financial management, human resource management and marketing to accomplish organizational goals.
- Demonstrate leadership skills to enhance productivity, promote diversity and foster an ethical organizational culture.
- Evaluate quantitative and qualitative data to inform solutions for business challenges.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.
How long does it take to get a master’s degree in business administration?
- There are 10 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. Strayer’s course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
Types of MBA programs at Strayer
At Strayer, we offer a wide range of Master of Business Administration programs to our students. Our 15 MBA concentrations allow you to customize your learning to reflect your interests and career goals.
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Program cost breakdown
Strayer’s MBA program consists of 10 courses, with the price of $2,985 per course.* There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
*Students enrolled in North Carolina and Pennsylvania have a cost per course of $2,490, but have 12 total courses.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to three classes toward your master’s degree.** Strayer’s transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
**Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in North Carolina or Pennsylvania may transfer up to four classes.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you advance in your company and your career.
Nonfederal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs. The terms and conditions of federal loans are often more favorable than private loans and should be considered before exploring private loans.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about Strayer’s active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
Reach for your goals in business
From understanding how social media can improve your personal brand to recognizing the effects of globalization within your community and industry, online MBA courses from Strayer can be the critical tools to help you reach your goals. View all courses.
All MBA students take a set list of required courses. The remaining credits come from their choice of concentration.
Required MBA courses
You are the most important brand. This course will introduce methods to boost your communication skills and personal brand in a digital business setting using a variety of tools such as video, Skype and social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. Topics covered include thought leadership, brand development, presentations, content curation, company/group interactions and trending topics.
Learn to think like a digital business CEO. Discover how to create a strategy that builds competitive advantage, and lead your team to deliver it. Topics covered include strategic thinking, business strategy formulation, creating new markets, gaining competitive advantage, advertising, competing, business development and growth.
Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determine 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.
As a digital entrepreneur, you’re never far from marketing. This course will delve into creating marketing and PR strategies to grow your digital business. Topics covered include modern and traditional marketing, segmentation, targeting, positioning, content creation, mobile applications, social media and creating a buzz. An overview of SEO, analytics, ROMI and formulating marketing and public relations plans will be included as well.
It’s all about the numbers. This course provides an overview of data analytics and statistics using tools such as Excel to make strategic business decisions. Topics covered include Key Performance Indicators, storytelling with data, Excel basics, data analysis, statistical concepts, and dashboards/business decision making using analytics.
Master of Business Administration admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
We welcome international students from around the globe.
What our faculty say
"At Strayer University, we’re really proud that we have a diverse portfolio of MBA offerings. We have our Strayer MBA program, we have Jack Welch MBA, and we have the Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program. It is in our DNA to think about how to best serve adult students who have busy lives."
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