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MBA in Public Administration

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration program is designed to provide established and prospective civic and government employees with expertise and training in critical financial and management practices. Learn more about SNHU's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Students applying to the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration program should have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and should demonstrate an interest in government and municipal management and finance. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's program.

Program Description:

Southern New Hampshire University's MBA with a concentration in Public Administration program is designed to provide current and future civic and government employees with knowledge and abilities they can use to be effective in public sector positions. The program's coursework explores fundamental concepts of public administration, policymaking, and resource management within government settings. Students have the opportunity to examine social, economic, and political aspects of working in government roles at local, state, national, and international levels. In addition to providing specific classes on public sector environments, the degree program also features core coursework that allows individuals to learn about important finance, management, marketing, accounting, and information technology concepts and practices in common use within business settings. For working professionals and those who have just completed their undergraduate education, the program addresses concepts that are applicable within a wide range of government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and for-profit companies.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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

MBA Foundation Courses

  • MBA 501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
  • MBA 502: Economics for Business
  • MBA 503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • MBA 610: Business Law
  • OL 500: Human Behavior in Organizations

MBA Core 1 Courses (to be taken after completing foundation courses)

  • MBA 515: Business Environment, Innovations and Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 520: Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • MBA 550: Leading in an Organization
  • MBA 560: Marketing and Strategy

MBA Core 2 Courses (to be taken after completing Core 1 courses)

  • MBA 635: Ethics, Corporate Culture, and Social Responsibility
  • MBA 640: Finance, Economics, and Decision Making
  • MBA 665: Government Impact on Business
  • MBA 690: Operations Management and Technology

MBA Capstone

  • MBA 705: MBA Capstone

Public Administration Concentration Courses

  • PAD 631: Strategic Management in Public Service
  • PAD 633: Intergovernmental Relations
  • Students select one of the following:
    • PAD 630: Foundations of Public Administration
    • PAD 632: Foundations of Public Policy

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

Students who complete Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration program could have adequate expertise and skills to pursue a variety of municipal and government jobs. In addition to potentially being qualified for public sector positions, individuals may also seek careers with non-profit organizations, for-profit corporations, and commercial businesses.

Graduates may explore careers that include:

  • Program Coordinator
  • Compliance Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Service Administrator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Budget Director

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