Master of Science in Management
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.
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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.
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.
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How much does an MS in Management degree cost?
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How much does an MS in Management degree cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Starting January 10, 2023, the Graduation Fund will no longer be available to new students enrolling in a master’s degree program. Your results from this website may not reflect that change. To get more information on the total cost of your program, please contact a Strayer admissions officer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 from around the globe.