Master in Business Administration: Public Administration

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Strayer University's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration is designed to teach you about public personnel management, modern public administration, and other relevant topics. Read on if you'd like to learn more about Strayer University's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration program.

What Kind of Program Is It?

When you enroll in Strayer University's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration program, you have the opportunity to study public budgeting and finance, managing public and nonprofit organizations, and public personnel management. Some of the business core courses that are covered in the degree program include financial management, leadership and organizational behavior, financial accounting, quantitative methods, and managerial economics and globalization.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Strayer University's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration, you should have an interest in management and how it relates to the field of public administration. A propensity for leadership and excellent communication skills are recommended. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Management program consists of 54 credits: 40.5 core units and 13.5 concentration units.

Business Courses

Area 1 Core Component
ACC 557 Financial Accounting
BUS 508 The Business Enterprise
BUS 520 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BUS 599 Strategic Management
ECO 550 Managerial Economics and Globalization
FIN 534 Financial Management
LEG 500 Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance
MAT 540 Quantitative Methods
MKT 500 Marketing Management

Public Administration Courses

Area 2 Core Component
PAD 500 Modern Public Administration: Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations
PAD 505 Public Budgeting and Finance
PAD 520

PAD 530
Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
OR
Public Personnel Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

When you have completed Strayer University's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration program, you have the opportunity to compete for managerial positions with public organizations and nonprofits. Job opportunities may also be available with foundations and state, federal, and municipal government organizations. Job candidates should have the ability to effectively manage public funds, work with local communities, and lead organizational teams. Some possible job titles may include:

  • Fundraiser
  • Director of Community Development
  • Director of Budget
  • Nonprofit Executive Director