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MBA / Public Administration

Program Details

Government organizations and other non-profit entities, while not seeking profit, have many of the same functions and responsibilities as for-profit businesses. Accountants, financial managers, managers, and administrators are all needed to manage and monitor the basic functions of any organization whether it’s the FBI, the Red Cross, New York City Hall, or the Federal Government. While businesses are the main employer of professionals in the field of administration and management, non-profit organizations, government organizations, and charities all are responsible for managing their organizations in an efficient and effective fashion. 

Columbia Southern University offers the Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Public Administration degree for those seeking growth as professionals as administrators of public institutions. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education, because at this point, students are professionals who may not be able to meet the needs of a normal class schedule. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning. 

The curriculum involved in this course is for students who are now experienced professionals, focusing on management and administration; including human resources management, advanced marketing techniques, organizational research & theory, international business, management information systems, business ethics, research methodology among other classes required for the program and specialized courses in public budgeting, administration of public institutions, public policies, and public finances & legislative procedures. The MBA is a prestigious degree and represents the intelligence, diligence, and dedication of the holder.


The minimum requirement for graduate acceptance is a conferred bachelors degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

Distance Education Accrediting Commission