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Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Public Management and Leadership

Walden University



If you are looking for an online program that will aid you in developing the well-rounded knowledge that is needed for applying the various systems perspectives as a method of creating public enterprise models and strategies, then the online Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Public Management and Leadership degree is the ideal program for you.

As a student in this online MPA program, you will work to understand how to apply positive change to any organization as well as how large-scale human systems change through self-organization, and learn how transformative change occurs in complex public systems.

Throughout your tenure in this online MPA program, you will take a number of online Public Management and Leadership classes that cover topics, such as:

  • The Language of Leadership
  • Transformative Change in a Shared-Power World
  • Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership
  • Applied Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce
  • Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector
  • Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Ethics and Social Justice
  • Foundations for Graduate Study
  • Introduction to Public Administration

This program will guide students in exploring how to use the language of leadership in order to motivate, inspire, and competently lead any organization and shape its public policies.

The online public policy program offers you a flexible online option for advancing your career in order to meet the growing need of individuals with the skills that are needed for translating public policies into effective programs and projects.

This online MPA program also covers a number of international themes and concepts that incorporate International themes and concepts incorporated throughout your coursework that will broaden your perspective of public service.

Walden's M.P.A. program can be completed in less than two years, depending on individual progress and credits transferred.

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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