Business Administration

Study mode:Online Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.3k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1987 Duration:30 months

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Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations. Examine current research in the field as you position yourself to promote collaboration across agencies and departments.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Global Leadership
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • Health Policy
  • Homeland Security Policy
  • Homeland Security Policy and Coordination
  • Interdisciplinary Policy Studies
  • International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace

With a specialization in Global Leadership, you can prepare to take an active role in helping global south regions or developing areas of the world achieve progress and modernize. Explore sustainability frameworks and models, learn skills for building capacity for community change, and gain strategies for making effective and timely management decisions in complex and precarious conditions. This specialization also gives you the opportunity to develop, manage, and lead a strategic plan for an international public or nonprofit organization or for a U.S. organization with an international focus.

Completion Requirements

  • 61 total quarter credits
    • Foundation Course (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone Course (5 cr.)
Estimated time to completion is less than two years. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress; credits transferred, if applicable; and prerequisite courses.
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