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Master of Business Administration / Public Administration

Program Details

Offering a 100% online MBA degree program that is fully accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), NCU brings together business disciplines in a 30-credit program to help students gain an integrated understanding of business in the 21st century. NCU MBA students experience a personalized one-to-one, coaching-like program in each of their courses that culminates in a real-world simulation Capstone in which they strategically draw on the disciplines studied throughout the program. Graduates of the program will develop the skills needed to bring out the best in themselves and their organizations.

This specialization focuses on acquiring the administrative knowledge and skills in such diverse areas as budgeting, government relations, personnel policies, politics, and urban planning. Practicing public administrators, as well as those seeking entry into public administration and related fields, will benefit from the foundational aspects of enabling legislation and business practices. Students focus on a wide range of skills needed by the public administrator overseeing local, state, and federal government agencies and units. This specialization examines budget preparation, government relations, personnel policies, politics, and urban planning. Students will complete a final written research project demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action with incremental deliverables implemented along a timeline. Positions that the student could hold are: Business Analyst; Policy Analyst Budget Analyst; Budget Director; Evaluation Consultant; Program Evaluation Director; Economic Research Analyst; and Economic Development Director.

Requirements

  • Admission to the Master of Business Administration program requires a conferred bachelor’s and/or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission,Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Restrictions

This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.