Masters of Arts in Administration Studies

Compare 53 Master of Art Degrees in Administration Studies

A master’s degree is more flexible than a doctorate degree in a number of ways. The programs cover a broad range of academic and professional topics. One of the most popular, the MA, or Master of Arts, is available after completion one or two years of academic studies.

What is an MA in Administration? There are a number of different directions in which this program can travel. For example, it may lead to a study of international business administration, school administration or legal administration. The world of business administration is growing rapidly and needs leaders who are well-versed in administrative procedures, business environments, organizational behavior and human resource management.

The skills learned in an administration program can take graduates to many challenging and exciting positions found in many places of the world. These skills and the knowledge gained through their academic efforts prepare graduates to hold leadership positions of influence and with comfortable salaries.

The costs of participating in this program can be very different from one school to another. This is especially true because schools are located in many countries of the world. For more information about tuition, book fees and related expenses, contact the separate schools individually.

There is a wide field open to those who graduate with an MA in Administration degree. Some of these positions include bankers, benefits administrators, budget analysts, chief officers, financial career managers, human resource managers and demand forecast managers. Depending upon the specific focus that the graduate took while in school, he or she may obtain an administrative position in a school, at a bank, in the healthcare industry, or find work with a media organization, legal group or political or government office.

If these job opportunities seem promising to you, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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M.A. Human Resources Management

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2018 USA Saint Louis Orlando Irvine + 2 more

The human resources manager is the backbone of any successful business or organization. To guarantee their viability, human resource managers need to think of themselves as strategic partners. [+]

MA Degrees in Administration Studies. M.A. Human Resources Management The human resources manager is the backbone of any successful business or organization. To guarantee their viability, human resource managers need to think of themselves as strategic partners. Webster University's master of arts in human resources management prepares human resource professionals to deal with the complexities and challenges of managing today's workforce. The master's degree program in human resources management is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of the major human resource responsibilities, addressing both strategic and operational aspects. Webster University's HR graduate courses involve practical and theoretical considerations in the professional development of men and women in the field of human resources in such settings as business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations and institutions. Providing HR professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to work with people in various employment settings, graduate coursework in the human resources management program focuses on maximizing the importance of the human element in organizations. By drawing upon the theories of the social and behavioral sciences and management, HR students will better understand the human resources management issues and be equipped to develop solutions to human resource management problems confronting both individuals and organizations. The degree is available to graduate students in a traditional classroom environment and as an online program. Online courses in human resources management are great for improving organizational skills, self-direction and motivation to master the challenges of the environment. Human Resources Management Points of Distinction Small, convenient classes to fit your... [-]

Master International Management - Human Resources (for EU students)

IUBH School of Business and Management (for EU students)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Bad Honnef Berlin + 1 more

The importance of employees has grown steadily over the last decades. The term human resource management illustrates that employees are an important resource and key factors in organisational competitiveness. In a time of demographic and economic change, the management of human resources has become a decisive factor in the success or failure of companies... [+]

The importance of employees has grown steadily over the last decades. The term human resource management illustrates that employees are an important resource and key factors in organisational competitiveness. In a time of demographic and economic change, the management of human resources has become a decisive factor in the success or failure of companies. As a result, human resources is now a general management focus. This four-semester study programme gives you the skills to deal effectively with this business function. Focus on Human Resource Management The programme introduces the basics of strategic personnel management. You will develop a strong foundation in strategic and operative thinking for your management career. With the help of personnel strategy, you will come to understand the meaning of employees as a strategic success factor for organisations. You'll also explore international approaches to human resource management as well as relevant research. When you graduate, you will be able to apply management and motivational concepts and personnel development measures. With a strong background in international management, you will be able to create a personnel strategy tailored to global challenges. Programme information Education Language of instruction is English Specialisation: Human Resource Management Courses to improve soft skills, leadership and negotiation skills Outstanding Teaching and Individual Attention A global and accomplished faculty that shares knowledge and experience with students Intensive work in small groups (around 20 students) with an international profile Practice-Oriented Through and Through Academic knowledge is put to work in case studies, projects and hands-on research Real-life... [-]

Master of Arts in International Management - International Human Resource Management

New European College
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Munich

Every organization requires suitable and talented individuals to carry out business processes. Human resource professionals aspire to bring in leadership and development to companies most cruicial assets – its employees. [+]

MA Degrees in Administration Studies. The Master of Arts (MA) in International Management is a 4 semester program designed to build upon your existing undergraduate studies enabling you to pursue a broader range of careers in business. Consisting of courses in finance, international marketing, management accounting, operations, ethics, organizational behavior and human resources, the program prepares you to excel in an ever evolving and international workplace. All courses are taught in English, with a range of teaching methodologies which are reminiscent of undergraduate teaching such as presentations and group projects coupled with real world examples and case studies. The program provides a scope for greater specialization, with a precise academic and theoretical framework designed to help you become an expert in international management. This allows you to apply to more specialized roles and offers better preparation for a PhD program in the future. Every organization requires suitable and talented individuals to carry out business processes. Human resource professionals aspire to bring in leadership and development to companies most cruicial assets – its employees.... [-]

Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration (MA)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Wayne

The Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at William Paterson University is an advanced and in-depth study of the history, structure, organization and administration of colleges and universities in the United States. The program is designed to enhance the professional and career development of current and future managers, leaders and executives within institutions of higher education. The program includes four specialized... [+]

William Paterson University in New Jersey invites you to meet with  Amo- Augustus Kubeyinje, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services during our 2017 Africa Recruitment Tour. Learn about our undergraduate and graduate degree program. Ask about available scholarship  opportunities. Abuja, Nigeria - Date:  September 22nd 2017 Lagos, Nigeria - Date:  September 26th and 27th Accra, Ghana - Date: September 28th Kumasi, Ghana - Date: September 30th Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Date:  October 1st  and 2nd Kigali, Rwanda - Date:  October 3rd Nairobi, Kenya - Date:  October 5th  and 6th Harare, Zimbabwe - Date:  October 7th Johannesburg, South Africa - Date: October 9th and 10th Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration (MA) The Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at William Paterson University is an advanced and in-depth study of the history, structure, organization and administration of colleges and universities in the United States. The program is designed to enhance the professional and career development of current and future managers, leaders and executives within institutions of higher education. The program includes four specialized concentrations: Student Development, Leadership Studies, Academic Administration, and Assessment & Planning. The concentrations offered in the 2015-2016 academic year are Student Development and Leadership Studies. The program is run using a cohort model (a prescribed two year, part-time sequence in which all candidates take the same two courses each semester), with classes given in the fall, spring and summer semesters, utilizing face-to-face/hybrid evening courses as well as online courses. During the capstone course for all concentrations,... [-]

PG Cert / MA Career Development

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time 6 - 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is designed to equip you with the skills, qualities and knowledge required of a professional practitioner working in the career development and employability sector. [+]

MA Degrees in Administration Studies. The MA / PG Cert Career Development course has been designed to equip you with the skills, qualities and knowledge required of a professional practitioner working in the career development sector, enabling you to meet the needs of clients in a variety of settings. The course is suited to the needs of students wishing to enter employment within the sector, as well as those already employed in career development or related roles. Rather than commit to the full MA, you can choose to study a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Career Development. Those studying on the full-time MA will have the option of completing the Qualification in Career Development (QCD) award accredited by the Career Development Institute (CDI) professional body. Why choose the MA / PG Cert Career Development? NTU has successfully been teaching career guidance courses since 1973, and has established a strong national reputation in this field. You’ll benefit from a broad spectrum of contemporary thinking and debate on careers education, information, advice, guidance and coaching, and you’ll develop the skills to make a positive impact on the sector and the profession. The curriculum offers flexibility – you have the choice of studying full-time or by blended learning, and there are module options to help you develop specialisms. This course is ideal if you’re looking to find employment in the sector, or are already employed in a career development or related role and seek Continuing Professional Development opportunities (CPD). The CDI has commended... [-]

Webster MA International Non-Governmental Organizations in Geneva

Webster University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 14 - 36 months August 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The master of arts (MA) in international nongovernmental organizations (INGO) program educates students interested in understanding the nature of world affairs through the activities of NGOs. Go to program page: http://www.webster.ch/academics/graduate/ingo/index.html [+]

www.webster.ch/ingo

The master of arts (MA) in international nongovernmental organizations (INGO) program educates students interested in understanding the nature of world affairs through the activities of NGOs.

Courses in this program integrate information and theories from the international relations discipline and skill-based education from the disciplines of management, business, human resources, and marketing. The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated INGO and international relations specialists.

Program Outcomes

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Upon completion of the program, students should:

Demonstrate written and oral communication skills; Be able to critically analyze and evaluate the role of INGOs in international relations; Be able to apply the theories of international relations to the activities of INGOs; Demonstrate managerial, fundraising, and human resources skills relevant to the operations of INGOs; Understand the consequences of the political and moral choices of INGOs. Flexible schedule ... [-]

MA Transport & Logistics Management

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom London

This programme is designed to meet the needs of home and international graduates who have not previously specialised in logistics and transport or those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and practical capabilities in this area. [+]

MA Transport & Logistics Management

The emergence and expansion of local and regional trade agreements, free labour flow and rapid growth of globalisation in general have necessitated reliable and sustainable transportation and logistics systems. Moreover, the remarkable increase in visits to and from the UK during the last ten years, growing UK trade and special events, such as the London Olympics in 2012, all demand well-established transport systems, logistics planning and management expertise.

This programme is designed to meet the needs of home and international graduates who have not previously specialised in logistics and transport or those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and practical capabilities in this area.... [-]


Master Strategic HR Management in Europe

University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Austria Vienna

The graduates can analyse and plan HR in international enterprises from a strategic vantage point, implement structures which can address the required staff in a market-adequate way, and which can create long-term loyalty (Employer Branding, Talent Management, Demographic Management, Worklife-Balance, modern Compensation Management), initiate and manage change in HR successfully... [+]

The graduates can: analyse and plan HR in international enterprises from a strategic vantage point implement structures which can address the required staff in a market-adequate way, and which can create long-term loyalty (Employer Branding, Talent Management, Demographic Management, Worklife-Balance, modern Compensation Management) initiate and manage change in HR successfully manage international and intercultural HR processes successfully analyse European and international labour market policies from a strategic perspective, and design concepts of strategic change Vocational fields HR Business Partner HR Advisor, Internal Consultant Head of HR Department / Staff Units HR Leader The programme in brief Academic degree: Master of Arts in Business, MA Admission procedure: written application, MC test, structured interview. For preparation, we recommend reading the listed book. There are no external courses required. Admission requirements: completion of a social studies / business / law degree, certified qualifications in business administration and management (16 ECTS), law (8 ECTS), English competence level: C1 in the Common European Framework of References (CEFR) Course information (ECTS): 120 ECTS Deadline for applications: 15 May, Online Application Deadline for applicants outside European Union: 15 March (due to Visa restrictions) Duration of studies: 4 semesters Exchange semester: Erasmus exchange semester in the second or third semester; Double Degree programme in the second semester at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik Berlin); Double Degree programme in the third semester at the Alexandru Ion Cuza University in Iasi, Romania. Information for international applicants: please find our guidebook in the download... [-]

MA in Human Resource Development

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

This Master’s program prepares professionals who will be responsible for the training, education, and development of employee adults in organizations involved in business, health care, human services, and government. The program has been developed especially for those wishing to move into HRD field in a management or planning capacity, as well as for current practitioners desiring more formal training. [+]

MA Degrees in Administration Studies. This Master’s program prepares professionals who will be responsible for the training, education, and development of employee adults in organizations involved in business, health care, human services, and government. The program has been developed especially for those wishing to move into HRD field in a management or planning capacity, as well as for current practitioners desiring more formal training. The program is designed to develop the ability to: assess the nature of performance problems; apply needs and task/content analysis techniques; assess the relevant characteristics of learners/trainees; design training, education, and instructional programs for adult learners/trainees; determine the effectiveness of training/education/instructional programs; communicate and interact effectively with groups and individuals; consult with managers to address employee and organizational development needs; manage human resource development projects and programs; work effectively across an organization in order to plan, develop and implement performance improvement. Requirements for Admission to the Program Applicants must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Graduate College, as follows; B.A. degree from an accredited college or university (transcript required.) A minimum grade point average of 2.75 (students not meeting GPA can apply for faculty review.) Two letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or supervisors which provide evidence of an applicant’s qualifications. Individuals who fail to satisfy requirements under number 2 may be asked to complete undergraduate course work in Human Resource Development or other subjects prior to admission. The courses to be taken will be determined by the program advisor and will be based on... [-]

Master Educational Administration

California State University Bakersfield
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA Bakersfield

The specialization in educational administration is available for post-baccalaureate teachers or school counselors who have an interest in administering programs in elementary or secondary public schools. Most candidates for the Certificate of Eligibility (the first administrative credential) also take seven additional units in educational statistics and research design to earn the M.A. degree. [+]

The specialization in educational administration is available for post-baccalaureate teachers or school counselors who have an interest in administering programs in elementary or secondary public schools. Most candidates for the Certificate of Eligibility (the first administrative credential) also take seven additional units in educational statistics and research design to earn the M.A. degree. Once earned, the Certificate of Eligibility lasts indefinitely until the candidate obtains an administrative position, and then is converted, without further coursework, to the Preliminary AdministrativeServices Credential, which lasts five years. Administrative credentials in California authorize service as a superintendent, associate superintendent, deputy superintendent, principal, assistant principal, curriculum coordinator, or in any equivalent or intermediate level administrative position. Application and Admission To apply to the Educational Administration Program, candidates must submit: CSUB Admission Application (www.csumentor.edu) Educational Administration application Minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) Copy of credential - www.ctc.ca.gov (detailed copy) Copy of original CBEST 2 letters of recommendation from Field Administrators Proof of GWAR/Upper Division Writing Competency, by exam or coursework Copy of official transcript(s) Prerequisites A Valid Basic California Teaching Credential(5 years of teaching experience verified) CBEST Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) competency or waiver (a writing score of 41 or above on CBEST waives the GWAR for credentialed teachers) Required Courses 57 total units are required for M.A. degree 48 total units are required for Service Credential Core Courses Required for Master's degree only EDRS 680 Educational Statistics (4) EDRS 681 Research Design & Analysis in Education (3) Concentration Courses Required for M.A. and... [-]

Masters in Administrative Science (MAS)

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
Campus Full time 30 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback. [+]

MA Degrees in Administration Studies. The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback. Program Highlights A 30-credit program. An opportunity to begin the program at any one of three entry points during the year: September, January, May. Small classes offered and class times will vary. Entry Requirements Graduated from a 4 year bachelor’s degree program or equivalent. Maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) in their undergraduate studies. Two (2) letters of recommendation Personal statement of purpose Demonstrate efficiency in communication of the English Language (for international students whose first language is not English). This can be accomplished through one of the following: Achieving a TOEFL iBT 79 or higher Achieving an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or higher Degree Requirements At least 21 credits must be completed at FDU. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.75 for the current trimester and keep a cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Students who receive two or more C grades will be warned, and if evidence of definite improvement in their academic performance does not ensue, they will be put on academic probation or be asked to... [-]

MA in Human Resource Management

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course offers interesting and challenging modules and options. It will suit graduates intending to work in HR, as well as those already working in the field and wanting to advance their careers. Building on your understanding of the theory and practice of HRM techniques, it provides a professionally focused and research informed blend of academic and practical information, encouraging critical reflection on current HRM approaches. [+]

This course offers interesting and challenging modules and options. It will suit graduates intending to work in HR, as well as those already working in the field and wanting to advance their careers. Building on your understanding of the theory and practice of HRM techniques, it provides a professionally focused and research informed blend of academic and practical information, encouraging critical reflection on current HRM approaches. Westminster Business School is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) approved centre. The course has been accredited by the CIPD as meeting the 'knowledge criteria' for professional membership. This means that once you have successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the workplace, you will gain professional level of Chartered Membership, with the joining and membership fee paid for by the university. In addition, as a student on this course you will receive a student membership to Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and access to the CMI professional network, opportunity to attend events and get the latest news from the sector of leadership and management. Course content The emphasis in the classroom is on blending theory and practice, problem diagnosis and the selection of managerial tools to provide the best fit with the situation. Classes are often run on a workshop basis, giving you the opportunity for to pool their experience, as well as drawing on the expertise of the tutors. You will also have the opportunity to develop essential HR practitioner skills by attending a series of practical workshops.... [-]

MA in Political Governance and Public Policy

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

MA in Political Governance and Public Policy is a two-year interdisciplinary program focused on training highly qualified analysts, managers and political leaders who will pursue career in public governance, including government agencies, international organizations and the non-profit sector. [+]

MA Degrees in Administration Studies. Overview MA in Political Governance and Public Policy is a two-year interdisciplinary program focused on training highly qualified analysts, managers and political leaders who will pursue career in public governance, including government agencies, international organizations and the non-profit sector. The program is designed to meet the challenges of the modern public sector: the graduates of the program will acquire all the professional competences necessary for responding complex unique challenges, asking the right questions, estimating the scale of a problem and its specific features, developing and exploring the range of possible solutions, as well as evaluating the potential of public institutions and their representatives to implement decisions. Core academic courses will provide the students with an opportunity to shape and sharpen their skills of leadership, management, analysis and implementation of public policy. Graduate students will learn how to mobilize and manage internal and external organizational resources, how to arrange monitoring and setting of public policy. By developing their skills in leadership the graduates will be able to implement policies and management strategies successfully in today’s complex and unstable society. Students of the program are actively involved into research projects at the Department of Political Science. They also have an opportunity to participate in different scientific events and speak at various conferences abroad. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Political Methodology and Philosophy Theories of Public Policy Qualitative Methods in Public Policy Analysis Information Technology for Public Policy Quantitative Methods in Public Policy Analysis Political Leadership and Strategy Collaboration... [-]

Masters in HR Management

Stratford College Of Business Management
Campus or Online Full time 6 months October 2017 United Kingdom Telford

This Masters programme is designed to enhance understanding and competence gained through professional qualifications and to develop ability to think strategically about management and organisational change. [+]

MA Human Resource Management Top up Entry Requirements: Applicants will need to hold an apropriate Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma. Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELT's 6.5. Other qualifications can be considered on a case by case basis. Minimum Age: 19 yrs Duration: 6 months Intake Dates: January, April, July and October This Masters programme is designed to enhance understanding and competence gained through professional qualifications and to develop ability to think strategically about management and organisational change. The degree is awarded by University of Northampton and delivered through our partners LSM. Stratford College provides supplementary state of the art, courses to help you pass your academic programme with ease. These supplementary courses do not form part of the degree programme delivered through LSM and are not mandatory to achieving the degree qualification. They are provided by Stratford College to all students to help assist the students with their study skills. We pride ourselves on giving focus and attention to our students. We identify their areas of improvement and offer the assistance and support they require to complete their academic programme assignments with ease! This includes training students to identify and tackle key assignment requirements, providing insight to the appropriate application of the Harvard referencing system and other areas which enhance the student’s understanding of research, methodology and other essential study skills.. Qualification Overview Credit Value 60 credits Qualification Level 7 Module Synopsis You will undergo the “Dissertation and Research Methods” module through this Top Up... [-]

Master in People Management and Development (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This MA is designed to develop recent graduates, enhance the expertise of HR professionals, and provide current managers with specialist HR knowledge. [+]

In an ever changing business environment, organisations are looking to HR professionals to be both experts in their field and facilitators of change, enabling staff to adapt and develop within this landscape. The sector in the UK and abroad is buoyant and incredibly dynamic, increasing strategic, ethical and policy support across businesses and institutions of all sizes.

Why Study MA People Management

This MA is designed to develop recent graduates, enhance the expertise of HR professionals, and provide current managers with specialist HR knowledge. The course has a balance of academic rigour and practice based application, taught by academics with research expertise in employment relations, employment law, learning and development, and practitioner experience in reward and performance management, and coaching and mentoring. You will tackle current topics and concepts in the field, while the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development standards are integrated into the learning to ensure knowledge is relevant and links into practice. There are also a number of practice activities including optional placements and a weeklong residential. ... [-]