MPA Innovation Papers Successfully Implemented
Did you know that nearly half of all MPA final course innovation papers are successfully implemented by employers? MPA 699 Innovation in Public Administration is the final course in the Marist MPA program and provides an integrating experience for students. Innovation papers focus on specific problems being experienced by an organization and provide a well-researched and documented solution for improvement. Extensive research and analysis of public policy are conducted as a part of the final paper.
Students enrolled in MPA 699 are required to develop implementation plans for a new process, policy, or program at a nonprofit organization or government agency. Many students who are employed in the non-profit or government sectors choose to investigate areas that could benefit from improvement in their workplace and the innovations that are proposed are fundamental, dramatic, and bold, and are ultimately implemented by the students' employers. A short sample of some of the organizations and agencies with Marist MPA students and alumni include: New York Police Department (NYPD), American Heart Association, Red Cross, Department of Homeland Security, colleges and universities throughout the US, hospitals and health-care facilities, city and town governments, and numerous non-profit organizations.