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Master of Business Administration / Public Administration & Policy

Program Details

The online MBA with a specialization in Public Administration & Policy is for students and professionals whose responsibilities involve the operation of government organizations or working with government organizations.  In successful government organizations, teams of professionals are responsible for managing effective government programs at all levels and this program prepares students to take on these responsibilities.  The Public Administration & Policy specialization enables students to manage and start positive changes in communities through governance that includes transparency, accountability, efficiency, and effective bargaining and negotiation.  Students gain an understanding of the responsibilities of public officials and administrators in government and public settings with classes in leadership language, transformative change in a shared-power world, strategic context of public management and leadership, and public policy analysis.  You also learn about human resource management, strategic planning, collaboration, cooperation, ethics and social justice, organizational management and leadership, financing and budgeting for the public sector, and more.  Graduates have the credentials and qualifications for roles in the administration of public programs, including being able 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)