Master of Public Administration
|Major Code: 8401||Degree Awarded: Master of Public Administration|
|Age Restriction: N||Admission Status: graduate, Extended Studies|
|Delivery Mode/s: online, classroom, off-site||Location/s: Hampton Roads, Northeast, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Redstone/Huntsville, Virtual Site|
|Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended|
The goal of the Master of Public Administration is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in public administration.
The applicant to the Master of Public Administration program must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university. The bachelor's degree need not be in public or business administration; however, applicants may be assigned academic prerequisites to complete based on deficiencies in their undergraduate studies preparation.
The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the
The MPA is conferred on students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate work plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students who do not select an area of concentration may choose elective courses with the approval of both the faculty advisor and the academic unit head.
(noncredit for this program)
MTH 1701 College AlgebraCredit Hours: 3Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.Requirement(s):Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
Note: Computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.
MGT 5000 Financial AccountingCredit Hours: 3Studies accounting concepts, the accounting model, measurement processes, financial statements, financial analysis, the accounting cycle, monetary and fixed assets, inventory, current and long-term liabilities, and equity structures of partnerships, proprietorships and corporations.
MGT 5003 Public FinanceCredit Hours: 3Covers concepts and methods of financial management in federal, state and local governments including the analysis of the theory and practice of public finance through taxation, debt instruments, intergovernmental funds and other revenue sources. Reviews financial planning, forecasting, budgeting and financial management practices.
MGT 5013 Organizational BehaviorCredit Hours: 3Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.
MGT 5034 Law, Technology and SocietyCredit Hours: 3Critically examines the impact of technology on the legal system and social organization, origin and methodology of the common law. Provides a framework for analyzing social change caused by advancing technology. Analyzes legal concepts from the standpoint of societal reaction to technology. Uses the case study method.
MGT 5035 Public Administration and ManagementCredit Hours: 3Focuses on the problems of administrative management in public agencies and presents methods and strategies to remedy administrative management problems. Uses case studies to apply principles of effective public administrative management.
MGT 5040 Public Program Policy and EvaluationCredit Hours: 3Provides techniques for evaluating public policies and programs. Discusses analytical and other methods in the context of federal, state and local government applications. Includes case studies to reinforce the practical application of evaluation techniques in public sector organizations. As program capstone, requires significant research activity.
MGT 5142 Business, Government and Public PolicyCredit Hours: 3Covers the legal basis of the relationship of business and government, dimensions of federal regulation of business through Congressional action, administrative oversight by executive department agencies, regulatory power of independent agencies (Federal Reserve, SEC and FTC) and importance of political action committees in the influencing of public policy.
MGT 5231 Government Contract LawCredit Hours: 3Focuses on the method rather than the material. Uses the case method of study and basic source material to cover all facets of procurement law. Emphasizes legal methods, logic and the developmental concepts of procurement law.
MGT 5901 Master of Public Administration Capstone ProjectCredit Hours: 3Involves team-based consulting activity for an outside client organization. Requires a project, written report and presentation assessed for synthesis of learned competencies in oral and written communication, critical thinking and public policy administration.Requirement(s):Acts as capstone for the Master of Public Administration degree program.
- Electives Credit Hours: 6
Students who do not select an area of concentration may choose electives from other graduate-level offerings in business, or other related disciplines, with the approval from both the faculty advisor and the cognizant academic unit head.