2019–2020 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 and use of spread sheets) that will be expected 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
  • Business Data (See note below regarding study requirements for North Carolina and Pennsylvania students.)
  • Finance
  • Global Management*
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • IT Security Management*
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Studies**
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Sales***

*Global Management and IT Security Management: These concentrations are not offered at on-ground campuses in Maryland or Mississippi. They are only available online in Maryland and Mississippi.

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

***Sales: The Sales concentration is not available in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. 

Note: Availability subject to state regulatory approvals – may not be available in all states. For students residing in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, in order to earn the Master of Business Administration, they must complete 54 quarter credit hours composed of the required courses and a concentration. Please see the North Carolina or Pennsylvania state-specific curriculum information for program requirements details applicable in those states. For North Carolina and Pennsylvania students completing the Business Data concentration, this concentration is only available online in these states. 

Strayer University business degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913.339.9356.

Required Courses

Required Courses

ACC 556Financial Accounting for Managers

BUS 520Leadership and Organizational Behavior

BUS 599Strategic Management

COM 510Business Communications

ECO 550Managerial Economics and Globalization

FIN 534Financial Management

LEG 500Law, Ethics and Corporate Governance

MAT 510Business Statistics

MKT 500Marketing Management

Graduate Elective from a concentration component in the Master of Business Administration

Total Credit Hours:45

Optional Concentration Component

Students may earn a Master of Business Administration with concentration by completing one of the concentrations listed below.

Accounting Concentration

ACC 560Cost 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

Business Data Concentration

DAT 500Understanding Business Data

DAT 510Business Data and Decisions

DAT 520Operational Data

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 Healthcare

HSA 515Healthcare Policy, Law and Ethics

HSA 525Health Financial Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

IT Security Management Concentration*

CIS 500Information Systems for Decision-Making

CIS 502Theories of Security Management

CIS 527IT 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 student services coach. Courses may be selected from graduate-level courses in developing a curriculum that meets students' educational and professional needs. 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

Sales Concentration

SAL 500Understanding Sales

SAL 510Sales Strategy

SAL 520Sales Communications

Total Credit Hours:13.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.