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Master of Science in Management

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 in management from Strayer?

Gain the skills you need to rise to the challenge of business leadership. With the online MS in Management from Strayer University, you can learn how to make smart decisions, cultivate great teams and unleash your leadership potential.

Summer classes start July 1

MS in Management program overview

Discover the right approach to making smart, effective decisions with a Master of Science in Management. This program can help you develop a solid understanding of the leadership, personnel and risk management skills you need to be a leader.

Is an MS in Management good to have? It depends on what you learn.

  • Apply theoretical constructs of analytical, technical and research skills to measure effectiveness of management goals and performance within individuals and organizations.
  • Gain an understanding of business concepts and functional areas within an organization.
  • Establish ethical management practices to support employee practices, procedures and integrity.
  • Motivate individuals and teams through the application of leadership practices and communication.
  • Create management strategies that support organizational goals and are responsive to internal, external and global changes.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter.   

How long does it take to get a master’s in management?

  • 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. 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's alumni agree that Strayer was the right choice for earning their degree.

Strayer Alumni Survey, 2023

Optional MS in Management concentrations

You may earn a Master of Science in Management with a concentration by completing one of the three optional concentrations listed below. If you can’t decide, your admissions officer is here to help.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does an MS in Management degree cost?

The cost of an MS in Management 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 MS in Management degree cost?

The cost of an MS in Management 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 program consists of 10 courses, with the price of $2,490 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 invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to tuition savings and other eductional benefits. If your employer is a corporate partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Non-federal 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 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.

Unleash your leadership potential

In this master’s program, you’ll study organizational strategies as well as management theory, strategy, leadership and best practices – skill sets that are relevant in today’s business settings. View all courses.

Sample courses

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BUS 508 - Contemporary Business

Examine the functions and processes within a business enterprise and key factors affecting productivity. Review the dynamics of the business operations environments, both internal and external factors affecting competition, and considerations for global operations. Receive a conceptual base for assessing and enhancing strategic performance in a business organization through the integration of the core business functions, effective resource management and sound leadership.

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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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MGT 500 - Modern Management

Explore the foundation of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. Address the primary functions of managers, which include planning, organizing, leading and controlling. See how effective management can lead to a competitive advantage that sustains the organization.

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MGT 505 - Managerial and Business Communication

This course examines communication concepts and issues from various fields such as marketing, public relations, management, and organizational communication. The focus is on providing basic knowledge and a broad overview of communication practices in the workplace along with providing an understanding that communication is essential to decision making and fundamental to success in a global marketplace.

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MGT 510 - Global Business Management

This course examines management theories and practices in the context of global and international organizations. Emphasis is placed on essential management areas including strategic planning, management styles, negotiations and human resources management in a global organization.

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MGT 599 - Management Capstone

To be taken as last or next to last course.

To be taken as last or next to last course. This course is the capstone course for MSM program and it needs to be taken as the last or the second to the last course in the program. It examines the strategic management process including the development and implementation of successful organizational strategies that deliver business results. The course requires students to synthesize and integrate management, leadership, project management and marketing theory and practice from prior courses through the whole MSM program. Students are able to apply and exercise the analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills through the use of the case analysis and projects which involves core management functions, leadership challenges, and organizational performance considerations and prepares students for real-world management challenges. A grade of “B” or higher is required.

NOTES: This course not approved in Florida and Tennessee. Students in these states must take BUS 599 Strategic Management as the capstone course instead of MGT 599.

MS in Management 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 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.

International master’s 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.