Master - Business Administration: Public Administration

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Are you interested in an administrative career within a local, state, or federal government agency or office? Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Public Administration can help you develop the management and business skills and knowledge of government practices and policies needed to succeed in this area. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Once enrolled in Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Public Administration, you will have the opportunity to study managerial processes and practices in several areas of business and government organizations. Specialization courses address bureaucratic functions at the state and federal levels, lobbying strategies, public relations campaign development, public fund management, quality management techniques, public policy analysis and grant writing. You will also take courses in statistics, ethics, business strategy, and human resources. For your final project, you will be required to complete a Public Administration Research Project that will include the examination of journal articles, case studies, theoretical papers, reports, and related materials.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should possess a bachelor's degree and possibly have taken undergraduate coursework in business management or public administration prior to entering Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Public Administration. Strong communication and organizational skills could be helpful as well.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Public Administration requires the completion of 30 credits. This credit total is split between foundational MBA and specialization courses.

Courses for a Master of Business Administration in Public Administration

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundational Courses
BTM 5000-8Foundations for Graduate Study in Business
MGT 5019-8Ethics in Business
SKS 5000-8Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
MGT 5028-8Business Statistics
HRM 5000-8Human Resource Management
Specialization Courses (Select four)
PUB 5000-8Introduction to Public Administration
PUB 5002-8Public/Government Relations
PUB 5005-8Public Budgeting and Finance
PUB 5007-8Quality Management in Public Administration
PUB 5009-8Public Program Evaluation
PUB 5015-8Grant Writing
Signature Course
PUB 6010-8Public Administration Research Project

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Public Administration, you could pursue management or supervisory positions in the public sector. You might oversee social services programs, community development, public policy development, budgets, or legislative processes at the state or federal level. You might also seek directorial positions in nonprofit organizations. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Town Manager
  • State Comptroller
  • Director of City Planning
  • Community Development Director