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Master of Business Administration with Specialization in Public Policy and Management (Business)

The MBA with specialization in Public Policy and Management is designed for individuals aspiring to careers in public administrations and not-for-profit organizations. It is designed to give students experience in addressing the challenges and applying analytical skills to deliver effective consensus-building strategies for success in public management and administration.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 units in coursework, including a 3-unit capping exercise.

Coursework (57 units)

  • BUS 501  
  • MBA core courses   
  • One 3-unit Strategic Management in the Public Sector course
  • Three 3-unit Public Policy and Management electives (chosen from an approved list)
  • One 3-unit project covering a public management topic
  • Four 3-unit approved graduate-level electives

Capping Exercise (3 units)

Ethics Requirement

The FGSR Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement is fulfilled through registration in SEM 652 .

Professional Development Requirement

Students in the MBA with Specialization in Public Policy and Management fulfill the FGSR Professional Development Requirement through their program.

Length of Program

Students enrolled in this program on a full-time basis can complete it in two calendar years however, it may be possible to accelerate studies with the completion of courses during Spring/Summer. Alternatively, this course-based MBA program may be taken on a part-time basis.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MBA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.