Public Management and Leadership

Behind every successful government is an organized team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals. Learn how to develop and manage effective government programs at the local, state, and federal levels. The Public Management and Leadership specialization will enable you to make a positive difference in communities through public governance that includes transparency, accountability, and efficiency.

Completion Requirements

  • 63 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone Seminar (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

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Courses

The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence.

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPA 6116 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPA 6200 Course Principles of Public Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPA 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPA 6451 Course Public Policy Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPA 6420 Course Organizational Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPA 6431 Course Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPA 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPA 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPA 6435 Course Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPA 6390 Course Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code MMPA 6391 Course Transformative Change in a Shared-Power World Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code MMPA 6392 Course The Language of Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7 Course Code MMPA 6910 Course Master of Public Administration Capstone Credits (5 cr.)
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