Master of Business Administration / Public Administration
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

This online MBA in Public Administration, will enable you to specialize your business skills in serving your community through governement services and outreach. Penn State's curriculum centers around a teaching methodology called, ICE:  Integration, Collaboration and Engagement. This online program reflects the same level of quality as its on-campus degree.  Classes are asynchronous, enabling you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.  However, if you enjoy discussion and learning from your peers, there are opportunities for peer and faculty engagement, as well.  Penn State’s MBA in Public Administration, normally offers:

  • Public Organization & Management
  • Government Fiscal Decision Making
  • Public Policy Analysis

Throughout Penn State’s online MBA, you will create business solutions using teamwork, whether you are a member of the team, or leading the team. You will learn how to apply your knowledge from all business disciplines to develop comprehensive solutions to real-life scenarios.  Penn State’s online MBA program requires a 5-day residency where you will meet members of your team — your cohort and your professors.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

AACSB International (AACSB)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Pennsylvania State University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

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

Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Portfolio, Official College Transcript(s), Interview, Essay/Writing Sample

Additional Info

  • Requires participation in either an on-campus or virtual residency
  • GRE/GMAT waiver available for eligible applicants