Masters - Organizational Management: Public Administration

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Ashford University's Master of Arts in Organizational Management - Public Administration specialization program can help you develop advanced management, communication, and decision-making skills. Discover more about the Master of Arts in Organizational Management - Public Administration specialization program here.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Arts in Organizational Management - Public Administration specialization online program at the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University introduces you to the technology tools used for management communications within organizations, organizational behavior, change management strategies, and social change management strategies. The program explores innovation and purposeful entrepreneurship, strategic problem-solving methods, and strategic human resource management. You will have the opportunity to study topics of social responsibility for organizational managers and leaders, business ethics, and business law, including constitutional law case law, government regulations, employment law, environmental law, securities regulations, and anti-trust laws. Specialization coursework explores fundamental principles of public administration theory and practice, the legal and constitutional foundations of public administration, issues facing public administrators, influences that affect policy development, and the process of public policy development, execution, management, and assessment. The program includes a comprehensive examination of government budgeting, including capital budgeting policy development, revenue projection, budget implementation, and methods for maintaining budgetary balance.

How Can I Prepare?

Before applying to the Master of Arts in Organizational Management - Public Administration specialization program, you should possess an accredited bachelor's degree. Some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Arts in Organizational Management - Public Administration specialization is a 33-credit program. The program includes 24 core credits and nine public administration credits. In order to complete the courses, online students will need a computer, an email account, access to the Internet, and other software applications.

Organizational Management - Public Administration Specialization Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Core Courses
BUS 600 Management Communications with Technology Tools
MGT 601 The Functions of Modern Management
BUS 610 Organizational Behavior
BUS 670 Legal Environment
OMM 615 Strategies: Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations
OMM 618 Human Resources Management
OMM 622 Financial Decision Making
OMM 640 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
Public Administration Specialization Courses
PPA 601 Foundations of Public Administration
PPA 603 Government Budgeting
PPA 699 Public Policy Development

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of Arts in Organizational Management - Public Administration specialization program, you could have the training necessary to pursue a variety of career options within government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, and private businesses.