A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.
An administration program gives students a thorough understanding of how companies work together. Additionally, students may gain many of the skills needed in a fast-paced business environment, such as good communication and management, and how to make sound decisions.
Master of Arts Degree in Administration
The MA in International Administration is designed for students pursuing administrative careers in international settings. Students in the program gain insight into the human dimension of organizational life, study public finance and the policy-making process; acquire specific skills associated with managing nonprofit and public sector organizations, and develop their understanding of international affairs. The overall goal is to establish a foundation of management skills (people, programs or policies) required to become a leader in a nonprofit or public sector organization in an international context. Coursework is a balance of theory and practice, focusing on the fundamental principles applicable to management in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. The program provides students the opportunity to gain expertise in a specific policy area such as human rights, development, security or global health. [+]
The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback. [+]
Marymount’s Master of Arts in Legal Administration prepares students to advance in the rapidly growing legal and paralegal fields. [+]
Marymount’s Master of Arts in Legal Administration prepares students to advance in the rapidly growing legal and paralegal fields. Its curriculum integrates practice with theory. Marymount faculty members are expert practitioners with relevant experience in the legal arena.
Marymount also offers a graduate certificate in Paralegal Studies, which can be completed with the master’s degree or independently for students who have a previously earned bachelor’s degree. The certificate requires successful completion of coursework and 24 hours of pro bono legal service to the community.
Marymount’s programs are distinct among other Washington area institutions. Both the degree and certificate are approved by the American Bar Association. Marymount’s master’s program is one of only a few master’s degree programs in the country approved by the ABA, and the certificate program is the only ABA-approved graduate certificate in the Washington area in which the student earns college credit. Graduates of ABA-approved programs may not provide legal services to the public, except as permitted by law; however, they are extremely well prepared for their careers as paralegals.... [-]