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While many people view government and business as mutually exclusive, the two career fields overlap — perhaps, more than most people think. Each day, governing agencies and business leaders wrestle over the limits of free-market capitalism, wealth, power, worker protections, and democracy itself. At Liberty University, we recognize the importance of this struggle, and we’ve designed a degree program that can help you have a decisive impact in the fray.

If you are business savvy and enjoy understanding how business is affected by political outliers, then Liberty University’s Master of Public Administration – Business and Government is for you! Our online public administration master’s in business and government can help equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue roles in business management and public administration alike.

Our Master of Public Administration – Business and Government is 100% online, which allows you to fulfill your educational needs without the pressure of a set schedule to complete tasks. The master’s in public administration, focusing on business and government, offers you the opportunity to influence the sectors of business and politics.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University seeks to create positive and productive experiences for our students through quality education. Our master’s in public administration degree aims to equip you with a solid understanding of philosophical and biblical influences that impact the leadership and policy of public, private, and non-profit organizations alike.

One of the major benefits to our online MPA in business and government is that it can help prepare you for many different career paths. This MPA specialization offers dual training in pertinent business and public administration issues, so you can confidently pursue jobs in either career field. In addition, our professors are available for mentorship opportunities. Many of our instructors have terminal degrees, and all have years of real-world experience, so you can be confident in the credibility of each instructor you have.

Business and government impact everyone’s life in several considerable ways, and at Liberty, you can pursue one online degree program that prepares you for both of these career fields. Our online MPA in business and government also includes an optional thesis that can help prepare you for future doctoral studies.

In pursuit of your Master of Public Administration – Business and Government online degree, you will be encouraged to operate as an ethical Christian statesman or stateswoman. As a Christian university, the Gospel is at the heart of every course we offer. While times change, we have remained faithfully committed to our mission since 1971: Training Champions for Christ.

As a student enrolled in the master’s in public administration – business and government degree, you can acquire a sound understanding of how public policy and government regulations affect business enterprises and economics. As part of our commitment to helping you reach your career goals, assessment, mitigation, and regulatory topics are woven into the fabric of this degree’s curriculum. With Liberty’s online MPA degree in government and business, you can gain an advanced understanding of the legal and regulatory issues that affect commerce and economic activities.

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, our online MPA in business and government can be an asset to you and your future organization. At Liberty, you can develop your understanding of legal issues that may arise in business and economics. The knowledge derived from your online MPA degree in business and government can help you skillfully assess an organization’s need for competent legal advice in the area of contracts, employment, partnerships, intellectual property, and other business facets.

Through rigorous, faith-based study, our master’s in public administration degree in business and government can help you find solutions to complex issues. Partner with us and take your career to new heights.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.