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University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The MBA with Specialization in Public Policy and Management (Business) [Graduate]

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.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants holding any recognized undergraduate degree will be considered for admission to this program. Admission to the MBA (Public Policy and Management) Program is based on the applicant’s undergraduate grades, three letters of reference, a statement of purpose explaining how this program relates to the applicant’s career goals, and the Graduate Management Admission Test score. For candidates interested in this program, a minimum of two years’ fulltime work experience is desirable. A resume outlining past work experience is required as part of the application materials.

Program Requirements

The course requirements are as follows:

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

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; however, it must be completed within six consecutive years from initial registration in the program.