Master of Business Administration / Public Administration
Golden Gate University

Program Details

The online MBA with a concentration in Public Administration helps students learn to work with the bureaucracy of the public sector.  There is a growing need for private sector managers who understand how government bureaucracy works which is where this concentration come in.  Courses provide the skills and knowledge needed for success at public management and teaches students to apply what they learned.  You will learn how to approach the public sector with the mindset of a private sector manager while also learning to manage finances, labor practices, and more.  MBA courses provide knowledge and skills in leadership, management, and other areas of business, helping students become professionals in the field.  Graduates are professionals who are able to run businesses amid all the legal red tape that comes with public administration.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GMAT, GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • GMAT/GRE test scores are waived for applicants who meet necessary criteria.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Wisconsin