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Master of Business Administration Finance

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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Why earn a degree in finance from Strayer?

Ready to take the next step in business? Elevate your skills with an MBA in Finance from Strayer University. This online program addresses complex financial management concepts and tools, detailing how these applications influence business performance in different markets.

Summer classes start July 1

Build your skills in finance

An online MBA in Finance can help grow your knowledge of financial principles in a global context. Your coursework will prepare you for a role that helps drive business success. This program will cover a range of investment practices from asset pricing models to portfolio management.

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

  • Formulate financial management strategies for a firm’s operations in global markets.
  • Evaluate capital investments and structure to minimize risks and maximize rewards for a firm.
  • Apply analytical techniques and models to inform investment decisions.

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 Finance 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 Finance 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.

What coursework do you need to specialize in finance?

Discover the world of international finance. Examine foreign exchange risk and exposure. Learn about balance of payment accounting, capital budgeting in foreign operations and other topics. 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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FIN 535 - International Finance

Explore international business finance tools, applications and concepts used in formulating effective financial management strategies. Examine fundamental international financial relationships and transactions among firms, foreign exchange rate determination and forecasting, foreign exchange risk and exposure, balance of payment accounting and evolution of the international monetary system. Analyze special topics, such as working capital management strategies, capital budgeting, cost of capital and optimal capital structure in the context of international operations.

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FIN 540 - Advanced Corporate Finance

Develop a framework for analyzing corporate finance and investment decisions. Apply techniques for evaluating capital investments, capital structure and dividend decisions, and study the interaction between investment and financing decisions. Topics include mergers and acquisitions; leasing; working capital management; and a more rigorous analysis of cost of capital, risk and return, and corporate liabilities.

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FIN 550 - Corporate Investment Analysis

Explore a rigorous treatment of the fundamental principles of investments, investment management and asset pricing. Analyze asset allocation, asset pricing models, international diversification, active portfolio management, performance evaluation and other pertinent topics. Approach the analysis from the perspective of individual investor, corporate finance manager and the investment manager.

What can you do with an MBA in Finance?

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 finance field.

Versatile skills for your future

The finance concentration provides students the knowledge to formulate financial management strategies for a firm’s operations in global markets. The elements of international finance, advanced corporate finance and corporate investment analysis are discussed. Students should be prepared to evaluate capital investments and structure to minimize risks and maximize rewards for a firm. Students will also be able to apply analytical techniques and models to inform investment decisions.

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

  • Analyze information to determine how companies are doing financially and report on operations or risks to management.
  • Analyze risks and investments to predict the impact they could have on companies.
  • Build relationships to attract new business and assist customers with any issues they encounter.
  • Connect with shareholders or investors to share important details or secure funding.
  • Create financial or regulatory reports that are mandated by laws, regulations or boards of directors.
  • Evaluate commercial, real estate and personal loans for approval or rejection.
  • Manage employees working in branches, offices or departments of financial institutions like branch banks, brokerage firms or credit departments.
  • Organize, oversee and manage risk and insurance programs for businesses.
  • Plan budgets that are informed by financial data analysis.
  • Review and recommend improvements for financial reporting systems, accounting or collection methods and investment practices.

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.