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Master of Business Administration / Public Administration & Policy

Program Details

Lincoln University offers the Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Public Administration and Policy for students and professionals whose responsibilities involve operation of government organizations or working with government organizations. Governments and public institutions have unique structural and personnel concerns, especially since their funding comes from public means, and administration of public institutions and its operations are typically under the purview of regulatory and other monitoring organizations. In successful government organizations, teams of dedicated professionals are responsible for managing effective government programs at the local, state, and federal levels. The specialization will enable students to manage and effective positive change in communities through governance that includes transparency, accountability, efficiency, and effective bargaining and negotiation.

Students will develop an understanding of the responsibilities of public officials and administrators in government and public settings. These classes include the language of leadership, transformative change in a shared-power world, strategic context of public management and leadership, public policy analysis, building a capable workforce through human resource management, strategic planning, collaboration, cooperation, and coordination, ethics and social justice, organizational management and leadership, financing and budgeting for the public sector, and applied research and evaluation methods.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the educational credentials and managerial qualifications necessary for roles in administration of public programs. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment.


  • Official transcript from every college and university previously attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors
  • A personal goal statement
  • The results of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)