Master of Business Administration Finance
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.
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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.
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How much does an MBA in Finance cost?
Estimate the cost of your degree
How much does an MBA in Finance cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Required MBA courses
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.