Master of Science in Management - Public Administration

In order for an organization and its management to compete in today’s global business environment, it can be advantageous to have individuals who can both lead and manage technical initiatives in conjunction with business operations.

CTU's MSM with a concentration in Public Administration focuses on helping to prepare a new breed of technical leadership and management professional in the area of public administration and/or policy. The program focuses on studies relevant to students interested in pursuing potential management positions within government agencies or at businesses that work with those agencies.

CTU’s online non-MBA graduate business degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.*

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    48
  • Program Availability

    Online

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses - Core
    FINC615Applied Managerial Finance4
    INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making4
    IT600IT Management4
    MGMT604Organizational Behavior4
    MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments4
    MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing4
    PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations4
    Total Credit Hours:28
    Courses- Concentration
    PA600Public Administration Theory and Practice4
    PA605Graduate Research Methods for Public Administration4
    PA610Federal, State, and Local Government4
    PA615Budgeting and Finance for Public Administration4
    PA620Capstone in Public Administration4
    Total Credit Hours:20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

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  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity-- starting with the right Master of Science in Management degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in Management – Public Administration include:1

    • Program Manager
    • Director of Sales
    • Business Development Manager
    • Administrative Director
    • Regional Director
    • General Manager
    • Business Analyst

Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
Online Programs - Public Administration

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Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

New York Attorney General (New York Attorney General):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2015

Date Submitted: 12/2015

Campus Rate
  • NAActual Rate
Program Rate
  • 55.6%Actual Rate
The program rate shown corresponds to the Master of Business Administration program.

RATE CALCULATION 

The Special New York Employment Rate

Number of Placed graduates/completers(1), divided by the number of eligible(2) graduates/completers

(1) In calculating the Special New York Placement Rate, Colorado Technical University counts graduates/completers as "Placed" if they obtained a permanent position that is either a full-time position or a part-time position of at least 20 hours per week, and have completed a minimum of 18 days worked, and:

  • the position was included on the list of job titles published by the school for which the program prepares them;
  • the position requires the use of the skills learned in the graduate/completer's program as a predominant component of the job; or
  • for those graduates/completers continuing in a position held prior to enrolling in the program, the graduate/completer attests in writing that the training received enabled the graduate/completer to maintain or advance in the graduate/completer's position.

(2) The number of eligible graduates/completers excludes graduates/completers in the following categories: (i) pregnant or has a medical condition or disability that results in the graduate/completer's inability to work or the graduate/completer has a parent, child or spouse who has a medical condition that requires the care of the graduate; (ii) engaged in full-time active military duty; (iii) enrolled in an additional program of post-secondary education; (iv) deceased; (v) not eligible for placement in the United States because of visa restrictions; (vi) a completer/graduate of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program; (vii) spouse or dependent of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders; or (viii) not seeking employment or not seeking new employment but remaining in a position held before graduation and not seeking to obtain promotion or move up over time.

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New York Attorney General (New York Attorney General):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2015

Date Submitted: 12/2015

Campus Rate
  • NAActual Rate
Program Rate
  • 100%Actual Rate
The program rate shown corresponds to the Master of Science in Management program.

RATE CALCULATION 

The Special New York Employment Rate

Number of Placed graduates/completers(1), divided by the number of eligible(2) graduates/completers

(1) In calculating the Special New York Placement Rate, Colorado Technical University counts graduates/completers as "Placed" if they obtained a permanent position that is either a full-time position or a part-time position of at least 20 hours per week, and have completed a minimum of 18 days worked, and:

  • the position was included on the list of job titles published by the school for which the program prepares them;
  • the position requires the use of the skills learned in the graduate/completer's program as a predominant component of the job; or
  • for those graduates/completers continuing in a position held prior to enrolling in the program, the graduate/completer attests in writing that the training received enabled the graduate/completer to maintain or advance in the graduate/completer's position.

(2) The number of eligible graduates/completers excludes graduates/completers in the following categories: (i) pregnant or has a medical condition or disability that results in the graduate/completer's inability to work or the graduate/completer has a parent, child or spouse who has a medical condition that requires the care of the graduate; (ii) engaged in full-time active military duty; (iii) enrolled in an additional program of post-secondary education; (iv) deceased; (v) not eligible for placement in the United States because of visa restrictions; (vi) a completer/graduate of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program; (vii) spouse or dependent of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders; or (viii) not seeking employment or not seeking new employment but remaining in a position held before graduation and not seeking to obtain promotion or move up over time.

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Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 23%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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1http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.