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M.A. in Public Administration

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Public Management Concentration

100% Online NASPAA-Accredited MPA Program

As an integral part of the Public Administration graduate degree, the Public Management concentration focuses on challenging students to explore pragmatic and ethical implications of contemporary approaches to public economics, nonprofit management, and managing diverse organizations in an increasingly integrated global public sector.

The Masters in Public Management concentration focuses on addressing topics of Public Administration and Relations, Human Rights, Humanities, and Cultural Studies. The Public Management M.P.A. program allows students to critically examine shifts in the management of public programs and strategically assess their value.

Why Choose the Marist Public Management Graduate Degree Program

The Public Management graduate program teaches new management methods to help solve real-world governance and policy issues and policy issues. At a time when governments and non-profits at all levels are expected to do more with less, good management is essential. MPA courses are designed to address issues central to government and nonprofit organizations worldwide.

The Master's in Public Management program provides students with the chance to address practical real world challenges using, skills and knowledge gained throughout their studies. The program focuses on preparing career-track professionals with the management, analytical and leadership skills needed to assume professional roles in organizations across the public, private, government and non-profit sectors.

An Online Public Management Masters Program

The MPA in Public Management master's degree is available through Marist College's 100% online curriculum. The online course structure is designed for professionals working in the government and non-profit sectors looking to earn their degree through a full or part time master's degree program. Through virtual classrooms, students are provided with the fundamentals of public management including, policy analysis and evaluation, financial management, economics, fiscal policy, public policy, and administration as it pertains to the MPA focus.

Contact us to learn more about the Marist College Master's in Public Management concentration. The Marist MPA degree offers exciting educational experiences that prepares students to be able to apply directly for careers in government, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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MPA Public Management Concentration Online Courses

MPA 502: Economics in the Public Sector

The Economics in the Public Sector course provides students with an overview of the U.S. economy, the major categories of public expenditures, and the main methods used to finance these expenditures.

Economics in the Public Sector introduces the role of government in national and sub-national economies, privatization, inter-governmental fiscal relationships, economic analysis techniques such as cost/benefit analysis, and social and political considerations in public economic and fiscal activity.

Through the MPA Public Management course students will cover the principles of tax analysis and cost-benefit analysis. Students will also gain a greater understand of public sector economics by focusing on the role of public policy in improving economic efficiency, promoting the goals of equity and social justice and improving equity by altering the distribution of wealth and income.

MPA 616: Global Issues in Public Administration

The Global Issues in Public Administration Master's degree course is designed to cover topics of contemporary and controversial nature, focusing on globalization and international aspects of government.

Through this course students will gain an understanding of the implications global social and economic variations have on the effective practice of public service leadership in an increasingly global environment

The course is geared towards enhancing students understanding of the different ways public administration, public service management and leadership evolve for different global issues, cultures and nations of the world.

Students will be provided with a broad overview and background of global issues in public administration to understand the dynamics of a society in transition, and examine the challenges of public administration in highly diverse societies that comprises people of widely different racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

The ultimate goal of the Global Issues course is to understand the fundamental ways that various cultures, principles and practices vary in communities around the globe, as well as how these global societies impact government practices and citizens. This increased understanding of international and global issues will better equip students to serve as public administrators in the US and around the global.

MPA 684 Leadership, Power and Influence, OR

The Leadership, Power, and Influence course examines the theory and practice of leadership in organizations. The course will provide students with the cognitive skills need to understand power and influence dynamics as well as how to learn to use them as effective tools to analyzing surroundings and achieve goals.

Traditional and modern theories of leadership will be explored, as well as the practical application of these theories in the work place. In addition to covering the traditional concepts of leadership in organizations, this MPA course will take an in-depth look at the power and influence a leader has over the organization and its members.

Students will explore how leaders effectively use power and influence to achieve organizational commitment and goals. The course provides students with the opportunity to observe effective and ineffective uses of power in different organizational contexts and career stages. It will also introduce difficult ethical questions associated with the use of power and influence.

MPA 688 Ethical Management of Organizations

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of ethics. Students will examine ethical frameworks as they relate to busi- ness, the environment, the consumer, and the individual with an organization. Students will learn to apply these frameworks using moral decision-making techniques to real world case studies. The class will offer students practical tools to help them recognize and address challenging ethical decisions.

Contact Marist today to learn more about enrolling in the Master's in Public Administration degree. All MPA courses are available through our 100% online curriculum, allowing graduate students to earn their degree through a flexible schedule.