The MBA in Public Administration program is appropriate for those who work primarily with government sectors, municipal sectors, public sectors, or federal organizations. Graduates can work as Assistant Public Administrator, Director Public Administrator, Directors of parks and recreation, City managers, Recreation supervisors, Public policy professionals, Regional planners, Public Controller, Transportation analysts, Urban planners, and more.

Following are leading schools that offer an online M.B.A. in this specialization:

Concordia University Wisconsin - It offers a flexible MBA program via independent E-Learning. Thesis and GMAT are not required. Courses for the Public Administration concentration include Project Management, Administrative Law/Process, Budgeting in Public Agencies, Public Program Evaluation, Public Personnel Administration, Intergovernmental Relations. The MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

University of Phoenix - The Management/Public Administration specialization introduces students to public policy analysis, policy research and formulation, and public financial management. The online learning format allows students to continue with their present jobs while completing their studies via online ecampus. The Master of Business Administration degree is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

Northcentral University - The Public Administration specialization focuses on acquiring administrative knowledge and skills in such areas as budgeting, personnel policies, politics, government relations, and urban planning. It is designed for existing practicing public administrators, and for those seeking entry into public administration and related fields. Learners will have to complete a final written research project for the program. It is a 100% online accredited MBA program.

DeVry University - Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry Univ. offers an MBA on the field of public administration. The concentration can help give you a professional edge in the field, and add a valuable credential to your resume/cv. Electives offered include Negotiation Skills, Nonprofit Organization Management, Managing Nonprofit Development Programs, Governmental Budgeting and Finance, etc. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).

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