Public Administration

MBA Concentration

Public Administration

Public Administration is for those in government service looking to gain a better understanding of business. Government or government related agency employees should consider this concentration, as well as police, fire, and not-for-profit community organization student.

Business Studies Rooted in Christian Ethics

Are you considering furthering your education but are concerned with the pressures of juggling work, school, and family? At Concordia University Wisconsin – an accredited online university, we understand the life of a busy, working adult and have tailored our 100% online Master of Business Administration program specifically to meet your needs. Our online mba offers flexible classes that are taught by experienced business leaders and practitioners who are currently active in their field. Each class is specifically designed to move you closer to your career goals while still allowing you to maintain a work/life balance.

Program Features and Benefits

  • Capstone Course Required (No GMAT or GRE or Thesis required)
  • Worldwide practitioner instructors
  • Choose from eleven different concentrations ranging from environmental
  • studies to risk management.
  • Start anytime in an individualized program.
  • Become part of a diverse MBA student body. 40% of our students are international and 60% are female.
  • Concordia University Wisconsin has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Public Administration

Choose 15 Credits.
Either MPA 840 or MBA 845 is required.

Course Number
Course Title
Description
Credits
MBA 827Project ManagementProject Management presents project management from a practical point of view . The course focuses on the technical aspects of project management that are directly related to practice. Numerous case studies are considered to help explain how to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a projects life-cycle. Software tools for project design and management are also presented and used.3
MLS 830Administrative Law and ProcessAdministrative Law and Process examines the role played by administrative agencies in the American system of government, as well as their rule-making, executive, and judicial powers.3
MPA 835Budgeting in Public AgenciesBudgeting in Public Agencies addresses one of the most important and demanding aspects of government-the annual budget . A variety of different aspects of public budgeting are examined in an effort to introduce future public administrators to one of the largest challenges they will face. The development of the budget is affected by a number of factors, each of which must be identified and dealt with in order to prepare a comprehensive and effective budget. The political aspect of budget decisions and the ramifications of those decisions are extremely important as well. This course is designed to provide students in public administration with an introduction to budgeting in public agencies.3
MPA 868Public Personnel AdministrationPublic Personnel Administration examines the issues surrounding the employment and the managing of human resources in the public sector.3
MPA 869Intergovernmental RelationsIntergovernmental Relations covers the interdependencies between various governmental jurisdictions in our federal system. Examines the impact the federal system has on policy implementation and the allocation of government responsibilities.3
MPA 840Public Program EvaluationLegal Aspects in Business entails the study of the contemporary and legal issues facing managers and the development of practical skills for analyzing decision-making from both the legal and ethical standpoints . Issues will be studied from the position of managerial decision-making with an emphasis on the establishment of sound, well-grounded policies intended to prevent and resolve disputes.3
MBA 845InternshipInternship provides the student with a practical application experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom . Students must work in an approved business site for a minimum of 120 hours to practice skills discusses in other MBA classes. All sites are to be approved by the MBA program director. International students cannot substitute this class for a class given in a regular term. International students must have their I-20s signed by the school's designated school official before they begin this experience.3

MBA Core Curriculum

24 Credits

Course Number
Course Title
Description
Credits
MBA 800Managerial EconomicsManagerial Economics provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. Undergraduate economics prerequisite required.3
MBA 815Applied Statistical MethodsApplied Statistical Methods studies statistical methods used in business decision-making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs . Application and integration of statistical methods in business-related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. Undergraduate statistics prerequisite required.3
MBA 830Corporate FinanceCorporate Finance studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance or equivalent. Undergraduate finance prerequisite required.3
MBA 840Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision MakingAccounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required.3
MBA 875Business EthicsBusiness Ethics studies contemporary business issues facing managers . Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating sound well-grounded policies. Also covered will be development of an understanding of how society develops and changes ethical norms.3
MBA 880Leadership and Organizational BehaviorLeadership and Organizational Behavior is designed to increase one's effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group, and structural behavior and concepts are presented. A special emphasis on leadership is provided. Undergraduate management prerequisite required.3
MBA 910Human Resources ManagementHuman Resources Management is a study of the management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives . Strategies for successful self-management, team building and delegation will be emphasized.3
MBA 890Strategic ManagementCapstone: Taken Last. Strategic Management incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. Undergraduate marketing prerequisite required.3