Degree Requirements

MA in Government Program Requirements

Core Courses

All MA in Government/MBA students are required to complete the following two courses:

  • Proseminar: Essentials of Public and Private Management
  • Government and Politics in the U.S.
Elective Courses

MA in Government/MBA students must take an additional eight electives in the Government program. Though not required, the following courses are recommended electives:

  • Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
  • Law of Public Institutions
  • Congressional Policy Making
  • The Budgetary Process
  • Executive Politics and Policymaking
  • Public Entrepreneurship
  • Negotiating as Leadership Skill
  • Government and the Global Economy
  • State Politics and Policymaking
  • Research and Thesis I, II and III

Writing a thesis is optional for MA in Government/MBA students, but is encouraged. MA/MBA students who successfully defend their theses will be awarded honors at graduation.


Students who would like to earn a concentration may take four electives in a given concentration area. Concentrations are offered in Political Communication, Security Studies, and Democracy Studies and Governance. To earn a concentration, students must take four classes in that subject area.

MBA Program Requirements


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Prospective Students Please contact Carey Business School Admissions for more information on the MBA requirements.
Current Students Please contact your MBA Academic Advisor if you have any questions. You may look up your advisor assignment.