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MBA in Public Administration

This accredited online degree combines the worlds of private sector business and nonprofit into one program to help students strengthen highly desired skillsets including leadership, public servanthood, ethics and courage.

Public Administration Emphasis Overview

Are you interested in pursuing your MBA but want to give yourself the advantage of understanding public decision making? Brandman’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in public administration utilizes GIS technology to investigate the scope of community issues. You will explore how to analyze problems better to develop solutions for public service, government and emergency management needs.

As a student, you will:

  • Evaluate community-facing problems and craft solutions such as programs and policy.
  • Understand how to manage the strategic connections between various government entities.
  • Grow as a public servant to become a real-world problem solver.
  • Employ Esri, GIS location intelligence tools to clearly communicate with constituents.
  • Implement the ASPA Code of Ethics throughout the program.

 

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Next Session

Fall II (Oct 26, 2020)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

Available Campuses

Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Online Campus
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Going back to school helped me get out of my comfort zone. It helped me get past the ‘we’ve always done it that way’ mentality. I learned that I needed to innovate personally, professionally and to help other become more innovative.
Keith F. | MBA Program,
Before, I was stuck in the process. Now I have the larger picture. I am more well-rounded. I would like to move to a management/leadership position and working on my MBA has made me better candidate.
Sandra W. | MBA Program,

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this Master program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Graduate Level Exams

Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.

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MBA Program Curriculum

  • Select 24-36 credits of the following, depending upon waivers:

    24-36

    ACCU 602
     Financial Reporting & Analysis

     

    BUSU 610
     Data Analysis for Decision Making

     

    BUSU 620
     Economic Analysis for Managers

     

    BUSU 630
     Business Process Analysis and Innovation

     

    BUSU 650
     Corporate Responsibility: Ethics and Sustainability

     

    FINU 607
     Financial Management

     

    HRCU 600
     Human Resource Foundations

     

    MKTU 605
     Marketing Management

     

    OLCU 613
     Seminar in Organizational Dynamics

     

    OLCU 615
     Leading Organizational Change

     

    OLCU 632
     Leadership and Innovation

     

    BUSU 640
     Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone

     

    Core Requirements Subtotal

    24-36

    Electives or Designated Emphasis Area

     

    Electives or Emphases

    12

    Electives or Designated Emphasis Area Subtotal

    12

    Total Credits

    36-48

  • PADU 600  Foundations of Public Administration

    3

    PADU 607  Public Policy Analysis

    3

    Select two courses from the following list:
    PADU 608
     Governance in the Public Sector

    3

    FINU 610
     Public Sector Finance

    3

    HRCU 612
     Human Resources Management in Public Administration

    3

    Total Credits

    12

WSCUC

Brandman University is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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