Master of Business Administration
with an emphasis in Public Administration & Policy
A masters's degree with an emphasis in Public Administration & Policy is one of the accepted professional credentials for public service professionals. By earning this degree, you can gain the skill set required to become an effective and highly in-demand leader, with the flexibility to move between government and nongovernmental careers. This degree is designed to help you enhance your ability to understand, analyze, and control your organizational environment to manage more effectively and to promote positive change in the public and nonprofit sectors.
The Public Administration program offered by the School of Business prepares graduates for employment with federal, state and local governments, voluntary agencies, and industry. The program exposes the graduates to a broad range of principles, theories, models, experiences, and ethics of public service, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen field.
Each of Lincoln's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Business Strategy||A study of selected critical managerial problems of coordinating the basic fundamental areas of a business enterprise. Cases and simulation are utilized. This is a capstone course and will be taken in the final semester only.|
|Administrative Theory||A study of the development and evolution of management thought. Special attention will be given to the individuals who have contributed models to the solution of management problems.|
|Constitutional Law||American constitutional principles, problems, and trends regarding governmental powers and civil liberties.|
|Urban and Rual Affairs||Examination of the factors that determine the process and structure of economic development and demographics in urban and rural areas.|
|Public Sector Budgeting||This course covers fundamental concepts, theories and practices of budgeting in government.|
General Graduate Requirements
Admission is open to all undergraduate majors. Applicants to the MBA program may enroll in up to nine hours of graduate courses during their last semester of undergraduate studies if attending Lincoln University.
All applicants must complete 18 credit hours of undergraduate preparatory courses or their approved equivalents with a "C" or better in each course:
- ACC 246 Principles of Accounting I
- ACC 247 Principles of Accounting II
- BAD 310 Principles of Management
- BAD 275 Business Law I
- ECO 202 Microeconomics
- MKT 321 Principles of Marketing
For more information visit Graduate Admissions Requirements.
Lincoln's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Budget and Fiscal Management
- Parks and Recreation Management
- Public Affairs and Communications
- Law Enforcement
- Human Resource Management