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Master of Business Administration

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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10 master's courses
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Earn your degree on your terms.

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.

Summer classes start July 1

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.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.

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of Master of Business Administration alumni agree that their Strayer degree was a worthwhile investment.

Strayer Alumni Survey, 2023 *Excludes Strayer’s Jack Welch Management Institute MBA.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a Master of Business Administration cost?

The cost of an MBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a Master of Business Administration cost?

The cost of an MBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

This MBA program consists of 12 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.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer 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, reducing your end cost.

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 discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.

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 the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

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

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COM 510 - Business Communications

The ability to communicate with clarity, confidence, persuasion and passion is an increasingly vital skill in business. This course focuses on tailoring your communication style to your audience. You will learn about communication strategies, effective business writing, and improving interpersonal communications and understand why communication is one of the most important skills in business.

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BUS 599 - Strategic Management

Examines the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyzes the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. Analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills will be exercised through the use of case analysis and decision-making that will involve the core business functions, leadership challenges and global operations. A grade of B or higher is required for satisfactory course completion. Course residency requirement: This course must be taken as last or next-to-last class; it is not eligible for transfer credit and must be taken at Strayer University.

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BUS 520 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior

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. 

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MKT 500 - Marketing Management

Applies 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. Analyzes 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). Examines the integration of marketing with other functions in a business organization.

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BUS 512 - Data-Driven Decision Making for Leaders

This course explores how business leaders can apply statistical and performance data to improve business process and performance. The concepts presented in this course relate to gathering and evaluating data within a business environment, using statistical tools and techniques, and formalizing conclusions based on the data to make better informed business decisions.

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. 

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

Proof of a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 out of 4.0

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo identification

Learn more about the admissions 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.

International MBA students

We welcome international students.

Campus locations

Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.

Ready to take the next step?

Your admissions officer is here to guide you through every step of the process, from completing your application to choosing your concentration.