The specialized nature of government work has embraced new organizational designs, such as the projectized organization. Public Administrators at all levels have to focus on customer satisfaction in addition to teamwork, planning, implementation, quality control and assurance, risk management, and earned value management common to Project Managers.

After graduation, you should be a competent and effective business problem-solver who can:

• Ability to integrate skills, concepts, and strategies for effective business leadership and management.
• Mastery of business vocabulary for effective communication in a global economy with increasing out-sourcing.
• Mastery of the components of the essential elements of change management.
• Competencies in finance, statistics, logistics, supply chain, and risk and project management for success in a global economy.
Ability to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities in solving technical business problems.

About this program

The Salem Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Public Administration provides graduates with the strong foundation in business management they need, complemented by in-depth courses tailored to address the needs of nonprofit and public sectors.

Successful Public Administrators:
• Lead Teams and Manage Advanced Projects
• Understand Competing Needs and Constraints
• Make Hard Decisions with Integrity and a Global Perspective
• Solve Complex Business Problems
• Improve Communications and Teamwork
• Maximize Value for All Stakeholders

Course format

Salem offers accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on the ground at our Salem, West Virginia campus. Courses are delivered in a monthly format (4-weeks) and completed on ground, online, or through a blended approach that uses both delivery methods. Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule. Traditional on ground programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students.

Specialization courses - In-depth concentration:

MGT605 Fundamentals of Public Administration
MGT610 Public Policy Analysis
MGT615 Public Budgeting and Finance

Admission requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online from our website at The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. A nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem International University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated May 23, 2019
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