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MBA - Public Administration Concentration

Strayer University's Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Public Administration program is intended to teach participants core management techniques with an emphasis on civic practices. Read more about this Strayer University online program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Public Administration

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Often, individuals applying to this program are seasoned workers. They should have the ability to navigate through Microsoft Office programs. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Public Administration program is designed to cover foundational topics in marketing, fiscal management, economics, and professional principles. Students also have the chance to develop communication and critical-thinking skills as they learn about data analysis, dispute resolution, human resources management, tactical leadership, and organizational change theories and practices. In addition, the concentration area is intended to teach students about managerial duties and structural components of local, state, and federal executive arms of government as well as nonprofit sectors. Participants also have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues and practices relating to regulatory analysis.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

54 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Public Administration:

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

Area I - Core Component (40.5 credits)

  • 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

Area II - Concentration (13.5 credits)

  • PAD 500: Modern Public Administration - Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PAD 505: Public Budgeting and Finance
  • PAD 520: Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation OR PAD 530: Public Personnel Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Public Administration curriculum is designed to provide students with leadership skills and knowledge of organizational practices for both private and public sectors. Graduates of this program could go on to pursue opportunities with corporations, health care organizations, government entities, or nonprofit agencies. Individuals with existing jobs may be able to take on additional workplace duties.

Employment opportunities that could be available to graduates include:

  • Policy Analyst
  • Fundraiser
  • Budget Specialist
  • Project Manager

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