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The MBA in Public Administration is designed to prepare students for a professional career in public service.  As an advanced degree for the public sector, the program provides the requisite training for individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government, as well as non-profit, and nongovernmental organizations. As a 36-hour, accelerated online program, the program can be completed in 12 months. With a strong emphasis upon practical application of knowledge, program courses are taught by practitioner-scholars bringing executive-level experience to the classroom.

Our excellence in business curriculum and supportive educational community has helped students achieve success for nearly 50 years.

Our Comprehensive Online MBA in Human Resource Management Courses Include:


  • MBA 5223 Leadership
  • MBA 5103 Information Technology for Managers
  • MBA 5533 Business Analytics and Econometrics
  • MBA 5243 Controllership
  • MBA 5403 Human Resource Management
  • MBA 5513 Strategic Resource Allocation and Planning
  • MBA 5423 Financial Management


  • MPA 6103 Public Administration
  • MPA 6203 City and Public Personnel Management
  • MPA 6213 Public Policy and Government
  • MPA 6223 Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations
  • MBA 6503 Organizational Design and Strategy (Capstone)

Why Choose University of the Southwest?

• Earn your 100% online Master's Degree in Business Administration at your own pace
• Our regionally accredited online university will ensure that your degree & education is respected
• Financial aid is available for our 100% online graduate degrees
• Recognized among the Best Tier 1 Regional Universities by US News & Report Best Colleges 2011

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The College of Business Administration at the University of the Southwest has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE Member status page.


University of the Southwest admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the institution. USW does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, physical handicap, or sex in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics and other university-administered programs.