Advocate and implement change for the public good across a whole spectrum of interests by earning a Master of Business Administration in Public Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. You'll learn how to excel as a leader using your own personal strengths and how to motivate a team, delegate and put together a strategy that sees your goal through to completion.
SNHU's MBA in Public Administration program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. With courses offered on campus and online, this program blends the best of both worlds by bringing together the convenience of online with the advantages of a physical campus. The coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges and helps you develop into a stronger, more capable leader. Whether implementing programs or shaping public policy, SNHU's master's in public administration lets you enter this admirable profession a step ahead of the rest.
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The MBA in Public Administration program combines your desire to make the world a better place and succeed professionally. It gives you the analytical and management skills you need to straddle many issues and sectors, broadens your prospects and offers you more flexibility than other graduate degrees. You'll learn from experienced faculty and interact with a diverse student body, sharpening your ability to connect with people as a result.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA in Public Administration at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Employees with a master's degree earn 18% more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
Graduates enjoy a great range of diversity in the type of work they do. Whether you're conducting research on public policy, helping implement programs or lobbying for specific legislation, you'll find public administration careers to be intellectually stimulating and personally fulfilling.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the outlook for public services remains stronger than average, especially within healthcare and social services. And with approximately 550,000 federal employees preparing for retirement, demand should continue to grow.
With an MBA, you can pursue roles in government, nonprofit organizations and NGOs, higher education, healthcare, finance, public safety and judicial management companies. Job titles include:
The MBA in Public Administration consists of nine MBA core courses and three public administration courses. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
SNHU MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected)
This course is designed to provide an academic foundation to applied strategic management in public service. Identifying the factors that differentiate public service from the private sector, strategic planning and the implications those differences have for managers. Emphasis is placed on applied strategic planning and management including how to create a mission statement, conduct a SWOT analysis, conduct a stakeholder analysis, writing goals and objectives, and how to design and implement a performance measurement and management system. Current approaches to strategic management used by federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations are emphasized.
This course is designed to demonstrate the challenges and strategies for governance and administration in an institutional environment of fragmented authority and dispersed power. It defines the balance of shared powers between the layers and institutions of government poses and the considerable challenges to policymakers and administrators. Major dimensions of intergovernmental relations: the vertical dimension of federal, states, and local governments, that cooperate, coordinate, and compete for shares of power, and the horizontal dimension in which sub-governments interact with one another. The course examines the structure of American political institutions, the nature of complex policymaking, governance by networks, and the consequences of competition between governments.
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Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
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