Mikael - Forum

11/17/2014 3:31 PM   MBA in Public Administration
I am looking for an MBA in Public Administration

RE: Mikael
11/18/2014 12:50 PM   SearchMBA

Hi Mikael,

An MBA in Public Administration is actually commonly in the format of either a joint MBA/MA in Public Administration or an MPA (Master of Public Administration). These are viewed as equivalent to an MBA in the field.

Programs in Public Administration

Best Regards,


RE: Mikael
11/19/2014 8:48 AM   Mikael
Is one option preferred over the other? Will an MPA provide the business perspective of an MBA?

RE: Mikael
11/19/2014 11:35 AM   SearchMBA
Hi Mikael,

An MPA is specifically designed for students wishing to work in the management and administrative levels of the public sector. As such, an MPA prepares students for a management role, just an MBA does. In terms of a business focus, an MPA might include courses on international relations, development, trade and finance, etc. - i.e. courses that are tailored to the business of a public body. An MBA would provide a business perspective that is more in line with the public sectors.

Hope this is helpful,


RE: Mikael
12/4/2014 10:17 AM   Mikael
Hmmm..ok. So if my goal is to work in the administrative level of a public service organisation, an MPA is a better fit?
If I did an MBA instead, would that give me a lesser chance of getting a job or would that open more doors in the future?

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