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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Earning a master's degree from Stritch is a good investment - in YOU! Our MBA program equips business professionals with the necessary skills to be transformational leaders in the complex global marketplace. We value change leadership and innovative business practices that provide graduates with the skills to lead a diverse and multi-cultural workforce. Our faculty challenges our students with real-world scenarios to apply business theory, in a practical way, to solve contemporary and relevant problems grounded in systems thinking and innovative leadership practices. 

MBA Students

Advance Your Career

At Cardinal Stritch University, you will find:

  • Accomplished faculty who are dedicated to your success.
  • Flexible delivery options of online, in-person and our all new hyflex, allow you to attend class your way.
  • The value of a Stritch degree consistently ranks among the region's highest because of our commitment to affordability.

The Value of a Master's Degree.

Advanced degree holders earn about 70% more over the course of their careers than professionals with only a bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about how valuable a degree can be for your career path and the average salaries that come with holding an advanced degree.

Master's degrees are advanced graduate degrees that can advance earning potential and professional advancement for students and working professionals.

Advance degree holders earn about 70% more over the course of their careers than professionals with only a bachelor’s degree.

The combination of further education and experience is the single best way to ensure that your career continues to flourish.

Professionals with advanced degrees consistently demonstrate a higher job satisfaction than those with only a bachelor’s degree.

An advanced degree such as an MBA can help individuals move into higher managerial or leadership roles. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that master's degree holders in 2019 earned a median of $249 more per week than professionals with only a bachelor's degree.

Average Salary with a Master’s Degree

Median Weekly Earnings: $1,497

Median Annual Earnings: $77,844

Average Unemployment Rate: 2.0%

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Program Learning Expectations

  • Real world quantitative skills (accounting, finance, statistics, business analytics, human resource management)
  • Soft skills and solid transformational leaders to prepare you to lead change and innovation

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program equips current business professionals with the necessary skills to be more competitive in the complex global marketplace. We provide you with a sound understanding of the technical, global, cross-cultural and ethical contexts of business through the lens of a business leader. The program develops leadership for organizations that value people, planet and profit. We are a pioneer in innovative business education, with graduates gaining skills required in today’s business world. In each course, our faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom, which helps you learn how to apply business theory, in a practical way, to solve contemporary and relevant problems.

Program Coursework

The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.

Highlights

  • 6-week courses
  • Choose between online or blended learning options.
  • Blended courses meet face-to-face one night per week for three hours with additional one hour of online work.
  • Online courses are four hours weekly of online class work and engagement.
  • Classes start year-round.

Graduate Core

The Graduate Core is an interdisciplinary approach to ensure a successful graduate school experience while also transitioning graduate students into the core values of Cardinal Stritch University and program/career specific outcomes.  No matter what sector of society you serve as a leader, Stritch’s graduate core will enhance your capacity as a system thinker, values driven leader and successful researcher.

Courses include:
  • GS 500 Graduate Seminar
  • GS 501 Introduction to Leadership
  • GS 503 Fundamentals of Research Methods
  • GS 502 Leading Complex Organizations
The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time, please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.
 

Program Outcomes

PO1: Develop the capacity for adaptive and innovative leadership strategies
PO2: Create sustainable organizational structures, systems, and processes that produce high quality business solutions and ethical business decisions 
PO3: Evaluate and synthesize research, business analytics, and data analyses to make informed and effective data driven business decisions
PO4: Design critical thinking strategies to successfully manage complex local and international relationships within diverse populations, corporations, and organizations
PO5: Evaluate and apply effective communication strategies for internal and external stakeholders across cultureal and geographical boundaries
PO6: Create continuous improvement thorugh teamwork, innovation, and pragmatic responses to business challenges and opportunities
PO7: Create strategies to align social responsibility and civic engagement to support people, planet, and profit in local and global communities
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A Stritch story from Cherie Harris, ’00

Cherie Harris (MBA, ’00) is the general manager of 101.7 FM The Truth radio station in Milwaukee. Her Stritch experience was pivotal in preparing her for the challenges of marketing and leadership in the business world.

“My degree from Stritch provided a pathway for my career,” said Harris. “The courses helped me to understand the psychology in marketing and the different entities. Without that experience, I probably wouldn’t be in this role.”

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For more information please contact admissions or the program faculty.

Mette L. Baran

Chair - Business Programs|Faculty - Leadership Doctorate

Business|Leadership Education

mlbaran@stritch.edu

(414) 410-4685

Nicole M. Horvath

Assistant Director of Admissions for Adult and Professional Studies

Enrollment Management - Admissions Graduate

nmhorvath1@stritch.edu

(414) 410-4709

Accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

The ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education that supports, celebrates, and rewards teaching excellence.

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