The University designed the online Master of Arts in Management program around the needs of the working professional with an emphasis on applying integrative theory with career-relevant management competencies used in practice today. As a top online educator, American Public University makes it possible for you to earn a quality and versatile graduate degree while maintaining your work-life schedule. The University offers a diverse selection of management concentrations entirely online that meet the needs of organizational managers in a myriad of occupations. Students can focus their master-level studies in Competitive Intelligence, Defense Management, General Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, and Public Administration.
Each concentration was created to teach modern managers innovative methods for improving organizational effectiveness and leading high-performance results in private industry, government, or nonprofit sectors. Through continual assessment, each degree program is designed to be career-relevant and to prepare learners to meet the managerial demands of leading a multi-skilled workforce. Students address traditional and current issues that managers and leaders face, while also learning advanced concepts and tools that are vital in today’s competitive markets. Students learn by interacting online with expert instructors. Many are leaders in top corporations and government agencies, bringing real-world management experience into the online classroom. Additionally, students collaborate online with like-minded peers from around the world and many are actively involved in affiliated organizations such as the Golden Key Honor Society and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to name a few.
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|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||2 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||29%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies5||$1,758|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 If a comprehensive exam is required to complete your program of study there will be an additional fee of $250. This fee covers the cost of exam supplies and materials.
5 Cost for books and supplies is based on an average for the courses within this degree program. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
6 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.