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Master of Business Administration Business Data

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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Why earn a degree in business data from Strayer?

Companies get more than an edge on their competitors with well-managed data. With a skillful manager, they can drive innovation and fuel success. Find your path to becoming a visionary data manager with an online MBA in business data from Strayer University. Build the skills to uncover vital insights locked in numbers, plus the communication and leadership savvy to present your findings.

Summer classes start July 1

Build your business data skills

The business data program at Strayer can help prepare you to interpret established and emerging data in finance, marketing, sales, accounting and management and use it to craft business decisions.

Is an MBA in business data good to have? It depends on what you learn.

  • Assess organizational data needs to drive business decisions and business process development.
  • Conduct business analyses using current industry trends and data sets to solve business problems.

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

Strayer Alumni Survey, 2022

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does an MBA in Business Data 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 an MBA in Business Data 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.

Break through with data skills

Develop a holistic understanding of technical data analysis methods as you sharpen your management and marketing skills. The coursework in this MBA program can help you grow your ability to analyze data and amplify your contribution to business. View all courses.

Required MBA courses

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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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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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DAT 500 - Understanding Business Data

Build familiarity with key marketing, operational, and survey metrics. Learn how this data impacts businesses of all sizes in key areas like ROI, growth plans, market demand, customer value, KPIs, social reach, call center metrics, and pricing.

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DAT 510 - Business Data and Decisions

Use case studies citing real statistics and scenarios to examine how business data and proper interpretation/analysis can help inform and justify business decisions. Topics covered will include: decision support modeling, pricing and revenue optimization, data mining, market/business forecasting and financial simulations.

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DAT 520 - Operational Data

Examine the various types of established and emerging data available to businesses – finance, marketing, sales, accounting, management – and the tools used to interpret that information. Topics covered will include: sales reports, P&L statements, government/institutional statistics, web traffic and social media reach.

What can you do with an MBA in Business Data?

Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the business data field.

Versatile skills for your future

The business data concentration assesses organizational data needs to drive business decisions and business process development. Concepts covered include understanding business data, data-based decisions and operational data. Students will be able to conduct business analyses using current industry trends and data sets to solve business problems. 

In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:

  • Use statistical software to manage, manipulate, clean or review large data sets.
  • Predict desired outcomes such as sales or attrition using feature selection algorithms.
  • Identify specific groups for surveys using different sampling techniques.
  • Produce visual representations, such as graphs or charts, to present the findings of data analysis using dedicated software.
  • Report results of mathematical modeling and data analysis to management.
  • Develop surveys, opinion polls or similar tools to gather data.
  • Analyze data to help identify and resolve business challenges such as budgeting, staffing and marketing decisions.
  • Discover connections, patterns and potential influences that could impact the outcomes of research.
  • Advise key decision-makers on solutions backed by data and analysis.
  • Identify new trends and technologies in data analysis by researching scientific articles, conference papers and other materials.
  • Test and refine models to make sure they predict outcomes accurately.
  • Create new functions or applications using programming languages to perform analyses.

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.