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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Earning your master's degree from Stritch is a good investment - in YOU! A MBA degree at Stritch 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 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. 

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.


  • 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.

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 cultural and geographical boundaries.
PO6: Create continuous improvement through 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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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

Gina Mazzone, '22

Master's in Business Administration

While looking into MBA programs, I was impressed with the leadership focus Stritch offered to students. Not only would I become knowledgeable in the hard skills required of MBAs, but also in the soft skills that are often overlooked and essential in all disciplines.

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%

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.

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.

Accreditation Information

For more information please contact admissions or the program faculty.

Mette L. Baran

Chair of Graduate Business|Faculty - Leadership Doctorate

Leadership Education

(414) 410-4685