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MA in Organizational Management - Public Administration

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a specialization in public administration program equips students to promote civil society and social justice. Read on to learn more about this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a specialization in Public Administration

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Master's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants must have an accredited Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.0 GPA and must fulfill the English Language Requirement.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a public administration specialization helps students gain the management skills needed to perform effectively within public, government, or non-governmental organizations. The public administration specialization trains students to master the complexities of promoting civil society and social justice while developing a wide range of expertise in budgeting, human resources, quantitative methods, and public policy. This program is offered through the school's Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢. Online business students also have access to a variety of unique online resources and events, such as online speaker series and webinars featuring business experts from Forbes.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

33 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a Specialization in Public Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements

  • BUS 600: Management Communications with Technology Tools (3 credits)
  • MGT 601: The Functions of Modern Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 610: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • BUS 670: Legal Environment (3 credits)
  • OMM 615: Strategies: Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations (3 credits)
  • OMM 618: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • OMM 622: Financial Decision-Making (3 credits)
  • OMM 640: Business Ethics & Social Responsibility (3 credits)

Specialization Requirements

  • PPA 601: Foundations of Public Administration (3 credits)
  • PPA 603: Government Budgeting (3 credits)
  • PPA 699: Public Policy Development (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Doctorate degrees are one option for graduates of Ashford University's Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a specialization in public administration program. Programs could be available in areas like public administration and business.

Career Paths:

Graduates also have the opportunity to apply to jobs instead of pursuing graduate study. Many students interested in public administration find jobs in government-run agencies or nonprofit organizations.

Jobs students could pursue include:

  • Advocate
  • Activist
  • Lobbyist