Business and Administration
Administration, Master of Administration
- Available Emphasis Areas:
- Land Use Planning - Emphasis
- Custom - Emphasis
- Leadership - Emphasis
- Health Sciences - Emphasis
- Justice Studies - Emphasis
- Public Management - Emphasis
- Project Management - Emphasis
- Professional Writing - Emphasis
- Small Business - Emphasis
This online Master's degree offers several Emphasis areas.
The purpose is to offer a degree designed for mid-career professionals who desire a comprehensive understanding of administration and seek to strengthen and update their administration skills.
What Can I Do with a Master of Administration?
Are you a mid-career professional? Do you have five or more years of professional work experience? And are you looking to further your career with an advanced degree? Our Master of Administration degree program might be perfect for you.This program is designed to help you learn a set of graduate-level skills that will assist you in achieving your professional goals. We offer coursework in administration and in a specialized emphasis area. Through the capstone experience, you can individualize your program through analysis of processes, strategies and tactics focused on your current place of employment, or a related industry.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Technical writer
- Land use planner
- Small business owner
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Core Area (15 units)
- Emphasis Area (18 units)
- Capstone (3 units)
|Minimum Units for Completion||36|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||
Emphasis, minor, and/or certificate are required.
|Additional Fees/Program Fees||Required|
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Program of Study|
Student Learning Outcomes
Understand and Apply Theory
- Examine administration, leadership and organizational theories, and knowledge of ethical and effective management.
- Apply theories to effectively and ethically manage diverse cultures emerging within organizations.
- Appropriately integrate and apply administrative, leadership and organizational theories to scholarly knowledge from the student’s emphasis area.
Research & Program Evaluation
- Conduct research studies and program evaluations in a manner that meets rigorous methodological standards.
- Ensure research designs and program evaluations are conducted in a manner that they can produce useful, actionable results.
- Apply findings from research and program evaluations to improve organizational effectiveness.
Problem Solving: Analyze problems and create solutions using a variety of qualitative and quantitative problem-solving processes, technologies, systems approaches, and innovative/creative thinking.
Professional Experience: Demonstrate professional skills applied to practical problems by consistently meeting deadlines, and
working both independently and collaboratively in teams.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
- Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
- International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy
Individual program admission requirements include:
- Resume demonstrating 5 years professional work experience
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Personal statement or essay
- Guidelines for the essay and resume can be found at http://extended.nau.edu/madmin/apply.aspx
Take the following 36 units:
Core Area (15 units)
- ADM 515. This course must be the first course taken in the program. (3 units)
- ADM 540 (3 units)
- ENG 526 (3 units)
- POS 543 (3 units)
Community Planning Concentration, select from the following (9 units):
- GSP 401 required for students with limited professional-planning experience
- GSP 506 you may substitute for ADM 530/POS 501
- GSP 514, GSP 545
- GSP 599 may be taken twice with different topics (1-4 units)
- GSP 608 only for students with limited professional-planning experience (1-3 units)
- CM 690
- PRM 423
- Approved electives from the GIS Concentration (3-4 units)
Professional Writing Emphasis (18 units)
Select six from the following eight courses:
Custom Emphasis (18 units)
Students must submit a proposal for a Custom Emphasis to the Director of the Master of Administration Program that:
- Outlines their professional goals,
- Describes a set of 6 courses that make an overall coherent Custom Emphasis, and
- Indicates how each course in their program will help them achieve their goals.
Capstone (3 units)
- ADM 689: The Capstone Project is a comprehensive, synthesizing project in which students apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their degree program. This rich, culminating experience requires students to produce work with theoretical/academic and applied components.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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