2017-2018 Catalog

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration program offers a broad set of business management tools while also allowing students a choice of concentration in order to tailor their degrees to fit their careers and learning goals. The program curriculum prepares working professionals to become effective decision makers and managers in a world increasingly affected by globalization, technology, and ethical challenges. It is designed for working professionals from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to advance or enhance their business careers.

Students who have not had courses in certain fields of study may be required to take additional coursework as a prerequisite for completing some of the concentrations.

The Master of Business Administration program will use basic computer literacy skills (such as word processing, basic use of spread sheets) that will be expected of students in the workplace. Students entering the program are expected to have a basic knowledge of MS Office or equivalent.

The Master of Business Administration program is an exciting educational option for students looking to increase their understanding, advance their careers, and expand their opportunities in the world of business.

Concentrations are available in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Acquisition
  • Finance
  • Global Management***
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • IT Security Management***
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Studies****
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration

*** Global Management and IT Security Management: These concentrations are not available in all States. See www.strayer.edu for the latest information regarding program availability.

****Professional Studies: This concentration is called the "MBA Graduate Elective" in North Carolina.

Area I-Core Component

Required Courses

ACC 556Financial Accounting for Managers

BUS 508Contemporary Business

BUS 520Leadership and Organizational Behavior

BUS 599Strategic Management

ECO 550Managerial Economics and Globalization

FIN 534Financial Management

LEG 500Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

MAT 510Business Statistics

MKT 500Marketing Management

Total Credit Hours:40.5

Area II-Concentration Component

Students must choose one of the following Area II Concentration Components to complete the Masters of Business Administration.

Accounting Concentration

ACC 560Managerial Accounting

ACC 565Organizational Tax Research and Planning

ACC 573Financial Reporting and Analysis

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Acquisition Concentration

BUS 501Government Acquisition

BUS 505Business Strategies and Proposals

LEG 505Government Contract Law

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Finance Concentration

FIN 535International Finance

FIN 540Advanced Corporate Finance

FIN 550Corporate Investment Analysis

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Global Management Concentration

MGT 510Global Business Management

BUS 536Global Strategy

MKT 515Global Marketing Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Health Services Administration Concentration

HSA 501Management in Health Care

HSA 515Health Care Policy, Law and Ethics

HSA 525Health Financial Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

IT Security Management Concentration

CIS 500Information Systems for Decision-Making

CIS 502+Theories of Security Management

CIS 527+IT Risk Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Human Resource Management Concentration

HRM 500Human Resource Management Foundations

HRM 530Strategic Human Resource Management

HRM 560Managing Organizational Change

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Management Concentration

BUS 515Operations Management

BUS 521Entrepreneurship and Innovation


HRM 530Strategic Human Resource Management

MGT 500Modern Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Marketing Concentration

MKT 515Global Marketing Management

MKT 520Social Media Marketing

MKT 510Consumer Behavior

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Professional Studies Concentration

These courses are selected in consultation with a Campus Dean or Associate Campus Dean, or Success Coach. Courses may be selected from graduate level courses in developing a curriculum that meets the educational and professional needs of the student. Students are responsible for fulfilling any prerequisites associated with the graduate courses selected in the program

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Project Management Concentration

BUS 517Project Management

BUS 518Project Management Leadership

BUS 519Project Risk Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Public Administration Concentration

PAD 500Modern Public Administration: Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations

PAD 505Public Budgeting and Finance

PAD 520Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation


PAD 530Public Personnel Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 54.0

Total Credit Hours: 54.0