Masters Programs in Administration Studies

Compare 220 Masters Programs in Administration Studies

After the completion of an undergraduate program, many individuals desire to continue their academic career by obtaining a master's. This type of degree can open the door to a wide range of high paying opportunities and provide individuals with valuable skills to use in the workplace.

What is a Master's in Administration? This type of degree prepares students for effective management in business environments. It usually takes between two and four years to complete, during which individuals may study accounting, finance, statistics, human resources and marketing principles in order to learn about management analysis and strategy. While many programs require a bachelor's degree for entry, some may substitute professional experience in lieu of this qualification.

Individuals who complete a Master's in Administration develop critical skills such as directing policies, organizing staff and planning company procedures. These are essential abilities to have in a large number of positions and can enable an individual to quickly climb the corporate ladder.

The cost of this degree varies depending on the institution. There are programs available on a part-time or full-time basis, as well as night classes for working professionals. Students should contact the administration office of the program they are interested in to learn more about specific costs.

Graduates of a Master's in Administration generally enter a large number of business fields. Many become business consultants, investment bankers, financial analysts or entrepreneurs. Some also use the degree as a springboard to start a new career after working in another field. Since positions are becoming increasingly competitive, it is more important than ever to understand cash flows, balance sheets and effective team leadership.

Many programs offer a Master's in Administration. Individuals can choose to enroll in an online program, which is useful if they don't have access to adequate transportation or work during the day. To get started, 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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Master in Responsible Management

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months October 2018 Germany Berlin

Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) - The objective of the Master's Program is to champion responsible management by developing a new generation of business leaders capable of handling the complex challenges faced by business, society and the environment in the twenty-first century. [+]

MA in Responsible Management

Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) - The objective of the Master's Program is to champion responsible management by developing a new generation of business leaders capable of handling the complex challenges faced by business, society and the environment in the twenty-first century.

The Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) aims to give students a broad overview of responsible management within the business context, specifically focusing on theoretical debates within the discipline, business ethics, sustainability and strategic management. The courses aim to equip participants with both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to be responsible managers. The key learning outcomes/goals of the program, in conjunction with the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME), are:... [-]


Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public and Nonprofit Management

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Edmond

The UCO MPA inspires public values by providing transformative learning experiences for ethical leaders striving to improve communities in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the world. As the flagship public service program for Oklahoma’s metropolitan university, the UCO MPA prepares professionals to serve as leaders in local, state, and national governments; nonprofit organizations; and international agencies. UCO MPA graduates inform public debate and address critical policy issues. The values of the UCO MPA include civic engagement/collaboration, discipline knowledge/professional competence, diversity and cultural sensitivity, environmental stewardship, ethical leadership, global awareness, good governance, pride in public service, quality of life, and social justice. [+]

The UCO MPA inspires public values by providing transformative learning experiences for ethical leaders striving to improve communities in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the world. As the flagship public service program for Oklahoma’s metropolitan university, the UCO MPA prepares professionals to serve as leaders in local, state, and national governments; nonprofit organizations; and international agencies. UCO MPA graduates inform public debate and address critical policy issues. The values of the UCO MPA include civic engagement/collaboration, discipline knowledge/professional competence, diversity and cultural sensitivity, environmental stewardship, ethical leadership, global awareness, good governance, pride in public service, quality of life, and social justice.... [-]


Master of Administration in International Organisations

University of Wroclaw - Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Wrocław

The Master of Administration in International Organisations program lasts 2 years (4 semesters). To obtain a master's degree, students must write and defend a master thesis. [+]

Master of Administration in International Organisations

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in the area related to the proposed field of study. The program is composed of obligatory and optional subjects and a specialist course. In the first semester, students are assigned to a specialty/seminar according to their preferences stated during enrolment (provided that they meet the entry requirements for the selected specialty/seminar). In the first semester, students must attend all classes and one specialty seminar. In subsequent semesters students can choose from optional classes and electives. Students may choose from the offer of elective subjects. The program lasts 2 years (4 semesters). To obtain a master's degree, students must write and defend a master thesis.... [-]


Professional Master's Degree In Administration

FGV
Online & Campus Combined Part time 150 hours August 2018 Brazil São Paulo

The FGV / EAESP Master of Business Administration (MPA) is a Stricto Sensu postgraduate course, focused on the training and development of senior management executives. [+]

MPA - Professional Master in Business Administration

The FGV / EAESP Master of Business Administration (MPA) is a Stricto Sensu postgraduate course, focused on the training and development of senior management executives. Our students have proven practical experience in managerial or organizational management positions, and seek to combine a solid academic base with activities geared towards practical application.

The MPA of FGV / EAESP was the first Latin American course accredited by the Association of Advance Collegiate School of Business, European Foundation for Management Development (Equis-EFMD) and Association of MBAs (AMBA). Less than 30 business schools worldwide have this triple certification.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Online Campus Part time 21 months August 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. [+]

Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management.

Navigate the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Translate theory into practice and begin implementing the policy that supports your community.

Our MPA program prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to address the public interest through the collection and analysis of evidence essential for implementing public service strategies.

A flexible class schedule helps working professionals balance their busy lives, while small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deeper relationship building.

About the Master of Public Administration Program Typical program length is 21 months, with 38 credits. Classes offered on Saturday. Preferred but not required - two years of professional work experience, including internships. A wide range of scholarship and financial aid options. Classes begin each fall at USF’s Downtown San Francisco campus. Also offered in a 100% online format. Accredited by NASPAA, the foremost membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public & nonprofit management in the US and around the world. Ranked among the Best Public Affairs Programs by the U.S. News & World Report. ... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. [+]

Overview

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. The key areas of health, welfare, ethics, trade, aid and disaster management are analysed, with a spotlight on the dramatic and innovative public services changes in the UK and the wider international context. This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant differences in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery.... [-]


Master in Economics and Management of Public Administration

Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Slovakia Košice

Public administration provides an overview of the theoretical fundamentals, substance, and limits of modern public administration. [+]

Public administration provides an overview of the theoretical fundamentals, substance, and limits of modern public administration. Examines the conventional management functions in the legal sphere performed by public administrators as well as current issues and problems in the field. It provides a conceptual and practical framework for students wishing to proceed further with careers in the public sector and non-government organisations. Regional development examines the dimensions and causes of regional growth and development, the theories that give an explanation of the growth and decline of regional economies, and the policies and strategies used to endorse regional development. The programme is dealing with programming and project managing in the public sector with a special focus on the regional and structural policy of the European Union.... [-]


Master in Human Resource Management (MHRM)

American University of Beirut - AUB
Campus Full time 15 - 18 months October 2018 Lebanon Beirut USA New York + 2 more

The MHRM requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in 9 required courses (27 credits) and one (3 credit) industry project/practicum. The comprehensive industry project is rooted in applying analytical and conceptual skills, knowledge and tools to a real-time strategic HR problem. [+]

Program Overview

The MHRM requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in 9 required courses (27 credits) and one (3 credit) industry project/practicum. The comprehensive industry project is rooted in applying analytical and conceptual skills, knowledge and tools to a real-time strategic HR problem. Admitted students not having an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take, prior to enrolling in the MHRM program, two pre-requisite courses (remedial courses) of 3 credits each.

Program Delivery

Participants normally complete the program in 15 – 18 months depending on their backgrounds. Classes are normally delivered in three full days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) every 3 weeks requiring approximately 1.25 years (15 months) for program completion.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Texas Tech University at Waco
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Waco

The Master of Public Administration program is offered by the Department of Political Science. The program is designed to provide students with the highest quality education in preparation for careers or advancement of careers and in public, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations. [+]

Master of Science in Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration program is offered by the Department of Political Science. The program is designed to provide students with the highest quality education in preparation for careers or advancement of careers and in public, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations.

Program Overview The Master of Public Administration program stresses the acquisition of academic theory and practical skill to foster an ethical and enduring commitment to public service values. These values include serving the public interest with accountability and transparency; serving professionally with competence, efficiency, and objectivity; acting ethically to uphold the public trust; and demonstrating respect, equity and fairness in dealings with the public and fellow workers. ... [-]

Dual Degree Master of Business Admin/Master of Public Admin (MBA/MPA)

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Kennesaw

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration (MBA/MPA) Program is a dual degree offered by the Coles College of Business Administration and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of this program is to allow students who are interested in public and private sectors to concurrently register in both MBA and MPA programs. [+]

Business Administration/Public Administration Dual Master's Degree

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration (MBA/MPA) Program is a dual degree offered by the Coles College of Business Administration and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of this program is to allow students who are interested in public and private sectors to concurrently register in both MBA and MPA programs. The increasing interdependence of the public and private sectors makes this dual degree program not only innovative, but attractive to students wishing to pursue careers in positions responsible for working with their counterparts in private and public organizations, and in a variety of settings where both the knowledge of business and government are very crucial.... [-]


Online Master of Public Affairs (Online MPA)

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA Connect)
Online Part time August 2018 USA Bloomington

The MPA is one of the most versatile and valuable degrees available—a combination of the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy. [+]

A versatile and valuable degree

Sure, it sounds like a nice addition to your resume. But what exactly is a Master of Public Affairs? The MPA is one of the most versatile and valuable degrees available—a combination of the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy. At SPEA, our students are prepared for public service jobs in our changing society in ways unmatched by other universities. Our MPA program builds leaders who will make a difference in our world.

As an online student, you benefit from the flexibility of our 48 credit hour program consisting of three components: Core Courses: 6 courses, 18 credit hours Advanced Electives: Up to 10 courses (30 credit hours) minus any professional experience or internship credit. An experiential component: Completed through an internship or waived through prior professional experience. ... [-]

Master’s of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

St. Mary's University
Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. [+]

A comprehensive curriculum in the Master of Public Administration Program at St. Mary’s University promotes professional excellence and exposes students to classical works and methodologies in the public administration discipline. Our courses are taught by highly respected faculty members and practitioners in urban management and public policy. Additionally, we now offer the option of a certificate in Public Communication, Public Policy and Public Leadership for Public Administration graduate students, as well as a Legislative Internship Program.

The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. The St. Mary’s program is one of the few in Texas with a curriculum designed to serve this mission.... [-]


Online Masters of Public Administration

University of Birmingham Online
Online Part time 30 months June 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Our 100% Online Masters of Public Administration will help you expand your experience, advance your skillset and become a leader and a pioneer of public service at home or abroad. [+]

Online Masters of Public Administration

Expand your experience, advance your skillset and become a leader and a pioneer of public service at home or abroad.

Lead positive change

Our Online Masters of Public Administration (MPA) is designed to offer busy public sector professionals the opportunity to progress their careers at a national and international level. The course has been designed to offer students the skills and confidence to change their career, whether it’s a move into a new department within the public or voluntary sector, or a shift into a consultancy role.

Taught by the prestigious Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), our Online MPA is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ideas. INLOGOV is the leading UK centre for the study of local public service management, policy and governance, known nationally as the instigator of innovative thinking for public servants.... [-]


Master of Health Administration

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time January 2019 USA Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver new Master of Health Administration (MHA), is designed to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. The program offers continuing students, as well as those looking to increase their knowledge and earning potential, a unique and well-rounded insight into an industry that is expected to see a 17% increase in employment by 2024. [+]

Master of Health Administration

Metropolitan State University of Denver new Master of Health Administration (MHA), is designed to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. The program offers continuing students, as well as those looking to increase their knowledge and earning potential, a unique and well-rounded insight into an industry that is expected to see a 17% increase in employment by 2024. The MHA program can be completed in 2.5 years in small class sessions that promote student interaction and individualized attention.

Our program is designed to develop health care leaders for a rapidly changing world.

Designed for full-time or part-time students 40 credit hours Online/Hybrid courses 8-week course format Fall & Spring program Entry No GRE, GMAT or MAT testing required Pre-Requisites- Prior college-level coursework required in accounting, statistics, and economics. We welcome VA and Post 9/11 GI Bill students. Learn from around the world. International students can study from their home countries. For the in-class session, you can Skype into classes. Attention International Students: F-1 visa holders are excluded from a pursuit of MSU Denver’s online MHA program due to federal enrollment requirements for F-1 international students. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The MSU Denver MHA is a value leader in Colorado with a high-quality program at a reasonable cost. ... [-]

M.P.A. – Master of Public Administration

Unicaf University (ZM)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 27 more

The M.P.A. has been designed to develop professionals in the public sector, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policies and projects at the local and national level, and who have the necessary analytical and managerial skills to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. [+]

The M.P.A. has been designed to develop professionals in the public sector, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policies and projects at the local and national level, and who have the necessary analytical and managerial skills to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. The Master in Public Administration program equips graduates with the skills, perspectives and understanding needed to function effectively in solving problems and tackling challenges within the wider public sector.

Delivery Mode

Online and through Supported Open Learning

Entry Requirements Regular admission to a Master’s program requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID Pathway UU-FNT-203-ZM Introduction to Master Degree UU-M.P.A.-7000 Policy Analysis: Frameworks, Approaches and Values UU-M.P.A.-7010 Contemporary Public Policy: Theoretical Perspectives UU-M.P.A.-7020 Public Management UU-M.P.A.-7030 Ethics in Public Administration UU-M.P.A.-7040 Governance and Public Policy UU-M.P.A.-7050 Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector UU-M.P.A.-7060 Strategic Thinking and Planning UU-M.P.A.-7070 Electronic Governance and Statistical Applications UU-M.P.A.-7080 Research Project UU-Msc-IND100-ZM Induction Module [-]