University of Alberta - School of Business

School of Business
3 - 23 Business Building
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2R6

Business Administration - Public Policy & Management Specialization

Program Information
Faculty: School of Business
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Public Administration
Description Students acquire the fundamentals of management through a comprehensive set of core business management courses. Building on this foundation, strength in public sector management is developed through specifically designed electives. In these courses, you analyze key issues in policy development, implementation and management. You learn to think creatively and make decisions in the complex and ambiguous environment of public sector. Other electives in relevant and challenging disciplines further develop leadership and management skills. In a featured project course, theory is applied to a current issue. Under the guidance of faculty, students in this project course will work with a public or non-profit sector organization to understand, analyze and influence the resolution of a current problem in public policy development, implementation or management. Alberta MBA graduates who completed the Public Policy & Management Specialization will have the skills to work in leadership positions in the public sector. You will have developed attributes key to advancing your career to senior managerial and executive levels within federal, provincial or local government, a health authority or a non-profit agency, or to making a career change from the private to public sector. Alternatively, if you choose a career in the private sector you will have acquired knowledge of the public sector and public policy processes that will enable you to be an effective advocate for your company or social interests.
Website: Business Administration - Public Policy & Management Specialization at University of Alberta - School of Business
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

This is an estimate of total cost per year.
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Graduate Management Admission Test [min. 550]
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 7] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

The following criteria are used in assessing applications: -A minimum of two years of work experience -GMAT score (min of 550) -Three letters of reference -English Language Proficiency for Non-native English speakers (see exemptions)

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Work Experience

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 16, 2015