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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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Public and Nonprofit Management Concentration

100% Online NASPAA-Accredited MPA Program

As an integral part of the Public Administration graduate degree, the Public and Nonprofit 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 and Nonprofit Management concentration focuses on addressing topics of Public Administration and Relations, Human Rights, Humanities, and Cultural Studies. The Public Management MPA 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 and Nonprofit 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 and Nonprofit 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 and Nonprofit Management Masters Program

The MPA in Public and Nonprofit 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 and Nonprofit 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 and Nonprofit Management Concentration Online Courses

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.

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.

As more programs are operated by nonprofit organizations, public managers must understand the “third sector.” This course provides an overview of the history, structure, and role of the nonprofit sector, including how nonprofit agencies differ from public and for-profit entities in mission, governance, funding, and staffing, and will consider current issues facing the nonprofit sector.

This course covers the fundamentals of effective resource development (i.e., fundraising) for nonprofit organizations. In this course we will examine the parameters within which nonprofit managers raise funds; the organizational, legal, and ethical contexts of fundraising for nonprofit organizations; the philosophy of philanthropy in the US and the various motivations for giving; and, practical guidelines for identifying potential donors, handling the “ask,” providing donor recognition, and utilizing your board effectively for fundraising purposes.