Master’s Degree: Business Administration(MS) – Albright College

Master’s Degree: Business

Today’s businesses are changing at an unprecedented pace and are looking for people who will enable them to grow and thrive. Albright College’s online Master of Science in Business will help you stand out with a cutting-edge curriculum delivered in the format designed for the busy working adult.

tuition per credit
1 year
to complete the program1
online classes total
accelerated classes
start terms per year
available concentrations

State-of-the-art curriculum

We carefully considered feedback from global surveys of businesses about the types of skills needed in today’s workplace. Then we created a curriculum that uses strategy and innovation as its foundation while allowing students to gain deeper knowledge in two business areas. These include accounting, data analytics, digital marketing, and inclusive & ethical leadership.

1 The online business master’s program is designed to enable graduate students to complete the entire program in just over one year, and by taking only one class at a time. It is offered in an asynchronous, 100% ONLINE format.

Careers and concentrations

A master’s degree in business strategy and innovation will help you develop the ability to identify market opportunities, use quantitative information to manage effectively, and lead through project management and sustainable and globally aware policies. The two concentrations will provide you with the opportunity to apply management skills as well as develop additional expertise. Concentrations include:


Hone your accounting skills to contribute to your organization’s financial success. And, help further prepare for the CPA exam.

Data Analytics

Learn how organizations utilize data for decision-making and become proficient with data visualization, predictive modeling, and other methods of business analytics.

Digital Marketing

Prepare to develop and manage an effective digital marketing strategy to reach target markets and meet business objectives.

Inclusive and Ethical Leadership

Refine sought-after “power skills” to lead others, foster an inclusive work environment, and promote ethics and integrity.

Creativity & Innovation in Oxford

Students in the program have the option of attending a week-long fellowship at St Stephen’s House, the Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford. The program is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the leading innovators of today as you explore how creativity and innovation—through multidisciplinary lenses—are used to envision and implement solutions to problems.

Aside from Albright and Oxford faculty, Executives-in-Residence form a key component of the experience. They are available in formal and informal settings to help you learn and grow both personally and professionally. Our past Executives-in-Residence include:

  • Julia Klein, Chairwoman & CEO of C.H. Briggs and Board Director of The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Eileen Habelow, Ph.D., President of Leadership-Link and Founder of Leadership-Link Learning

The immersion in all aspects of Oxford residential life is a unique global learning experience that, aside from regular graduate tuition (of $1,480 for a 3-credit class) and airfare, includes no additional costs for students.

MSB 601 Innovation and Change Management 3
MSB 602 Quantitative Research Methods 3
MSB 603 Global and Sustainable Business Strategies 3
MSB 750 Transformational Team Leadership And Effective Project Management 3
Select two of the following concentrations:
Concentration: Accounting
MSB 630 Strategic Cost Accounting 3
MSB 631 Accounting Information Systems 3
Select one of the following:
MSB 632 The Federal Tax 3
MSB 633 Forensic Accounting/Fraud 3
MSB 634 Corporate Governance and Ethics/Professional Responsibilities 3
Concentration: Data Analytics
MBS 640 Data Visualization 3
MBS 641 Business Analytics 3
MBS 642 Statistical Modeling 3
Concentration: Digital Marketing
MBS 670 Digital Marketing 3
MBS 671 Marketing Analytics 3
MBS 672 Integrated Content Strategy 3
Concentration: Inclusive and Ethical Leadership
MAP 601 Positive Psychology, Health, and Welness 3
MAP 609 Psychological Diversity 3
MAP 610 Professional Seminar: Ethics and Standards of Practice 3
What are the median salaries?

According to the information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment in management occupations is projected to grow 9% from 2020-2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for management occupations was $102,450 in May 2021, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

management analysts
accountants and auditors
administrative services managers
top executives
marketing manager
music producers

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • At least one 3-credit course in each of the following: Economics, Accounting, Statistics, and Management or
    Marketing. Applicants with a business or accounting undergraduate degree most likely will meet these criteria.
    Applicants without these courses will be able to complete requirements through undergraduate level asynchronous
    courses. In addition, a student may demonstrate proficiency in these areas in place of coursework on a case-bycase in consultation with the program director
  • A minimum grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for full acceptance. Applicants with 2 or more
    years of work experience may be fully admitted with a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Provisional
    acceptance for applicants with loweer GPAs is possible with determination of full acceptance at the completion of 3 courses in the MSB program.
  • A statement of career interest and goals indicating reasons for pursuing this degree (500 words or less)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from individuals experienced with the applicants professional or academic

Please speak with your Admission Counselor if you do not meet the admission requirements.

“Business skills apply in so many areas of life and we recognize that each student brings their own interests and career aspirations. Albright’s two concentration Master’s in Business gives students the flexibility to combine a foundation of strategic leadership and change management with two specialized skill areas – specializations that meet their needs and help them reach their goals.”

— Lisa Wilder, Ph.D., Academic Program Chair of the MS in Business and Associate Professor of Economics

Frequently asked questions

How many courses do I need to take? How long does this take?
The complete master’s in business program is 10 courses in duration. Each class is offered online and lasts five weeks.

Can I transfer classes?
Yes! You may transfer in a maximum of six credits.

How much does it cost?
The price per course is $1,480 with no additional fees. Books are not included in this price.

When can I start?
There are eight opportunities throughout the year to begin this master’s program in the School of Professional Studies. There are three start dates in the fall, three in the spring and two in the summer.

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