MBA in Business Administration, Public Administration

This accredited online degree combines the worlds of private sector business and nonprofit into one program to help students strengthen highly desired skillsets including leadership, public servanthood, ethics and courage.

Public Administration Emphasis Overview

Are you interested in pursuing your MBA but want to give yourself the advantage of understanding public decision making? UMass Global’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in public administration utilizes GIS technology to investigate the scope of community issues. You will explore how to analyze problems better to develop solutions for public service, government and emergency management needs.

As a student, you will:

  • Evaluate community-facing problems and craft solutions such as programs and policy.
  • Grow as a public servant to become a real-world problem solver.
  • Employ Esri, GIS location intelligence tools to clearly communicate with constituents.
  • Implement the ASPA Code of Ethics throughout the program.

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Summer II (Jun 27, 2022)

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this Master program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Graduate Level Exams

    This Master’s degree program does not require applicants to take costly exams like the GRE/GMAT. Why? Because we value your professional and life experience. You should get credit for what you already know.

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    MBA Program Curriculum

    • Select 24-36 credits of the following, depending upon waivers:

      24-36

      ACCU 602
       Financial Reporting & Analysis

       

      BUSU 610
       Data Analysis for Decision Making

       

      BUSU 620
       Economic Analysis for Managers

       

      BUSU 630
       Business Process Analysis and Innovation

       

      BUSU 650
       Corporate Responsibility: Ethics and Sustainability

       

      FINU 607
       Financial Management

       

      HRCU 600
       Human Resource Foundations

       

      MKTU 605
       Marketing Management

       

      OLCU 613
       Seminar in Organizational Dynamics

       

      OLCU 615
       Leading Organizational Change

       

      OLCU 632
       Leadership and Innovation

       

      BUSU 640
       Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone

       

      Core Requirements Subtotal

      24-36

      Electives or Designated Emphasis Area (choose below)

      12

      Total Credits

      36-48

    • PADU 600
        Foundations of Public Administration

      3

      PADU 607
        Public Policy Analysis

      3

      Select two courses from the following list:

      6

      PADU 608   Governance in the Public Sector

       

      FINU 610
        Public Sector Finance

       

      HRCU 612   Human Resources Management in Public Administration  
      Total Credits

      12

    WSCUC

    University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

    The MPA program gives the learner what is needed to address real, important, public problems and it dives into what is means to be a successful, innovative & effective government organization.
    Chip M. | Masters in Public Administration 
     
    The structure of the program was a really good fit for me. After two other attempts to get my MBA – once in the ‘80s and again in 2009 – I was ready to get it done and I did at Brandman* . They have a great program and I would encourage everyone to go for it!
    Terry T. | MBA
    *Brandman University is now UMass Global
    Going back to school helped me get out of my comfort zone. It helped me get past the ‘we’ve always done it that way’ mentality. I learned that I needed to innovate personally, professionally and to help other become more innovative.
    Kristen C. | MPA

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Why get an MBA?

    An MBA can be beneficial in several ways. Earning one can help you achieve your long-term career goals, increase your earning potential, expand your professional network and even allow you to break into a new field. Need more inspiration? Check out these MBA success stories.

    What can you do with an MBA degree?

    Considered the gold standard in business, an MBA can help increase professional opportunities and even earning potential. Adding a specialization can help align curriculum with a certain career path. Example positions for MBA grads include financial analyst, risk solutions architect, health services manager, marketing director, benefits specialists and more. Explore your options by checking out our resource "10 MBA specializations and why you should consider pursuing one."

    What is an MBA in data analytics program like?

    In addition to the core MBA courses in finance and economics, students interested in data analytics can expect to dig deeper into data visualization, modeling and business applications using industry leading Esri GIS software. Graduates of the UMass Global MBA in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics will be able to synthesize multiple data sources to evaluate business trends. Learn more by checking out our resource What to expect from an MBA in Data Analytics.

    What is an MBA in finance program like?

    An MBA in finance provides students with the same foundational knowledge as a general MBA, covering topics like statistics, economics, leadership and marketing. But the finance emphasis also allows students to broaden their expertise in areas like stock market analysis, global economy, corporate finance and investment banking. Learn more here.

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