About the Program

Administration (MA)

The Frank J. Rooney School of Professional And Career Education (PACE) at Barry University offers a Master of Arts in Administration degree program. It is designed as a graduate degree program for adult learners and practitioners focusing on administration, leadership, communication, and teamwork. NOTE: This is not a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. Students who are interested in an MBA should consult the section of the University's Graduate Studies Catalog on the D. Inez Andreas School of Business.

The degree program places an emphasis on developing the critical administrative competencies which contribute to workplace success in all organizations - public, private, and not-for-profit - through both theoretical course content and also by application and practice throughout the curriculum. The degree program consists of 36 semester credit hours, not including prerequisites. Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the knowledge and skills critical to administrative effectiveness in today's organizations.
  • Assess the various administrative and managerial theories/perspectives as they relate to problem solving within a wide range of organizational structures.
  • Evaluate the various administrative theories, applications and approaches within the broad social, economic, technological, and political environments of private, public, or not-for-profit organizations.
  • Synthesize the degree's knowledge and skills in order to develop administrative competencies and applications.
  • Apply the degree program's knowledge and skills to their own organization.