MPA On-campus / Public Sector Leadership and Management

This option develops and enhances management skills so that graduates will be able to function with great effectiveness within any public organization. The focus is on both the quantitative aspects of management (i.e., decisions based on analytical data) and the human dynamics of leadership.


Required courses

MPA 610 Seminar in Public Administration and Its Environment (3 units)

MPA 620 Research Methods for Public Administration (3 units)

MPA 623A Seminar in Effective Public Sector Management (3 units)

MPA 630 Organization Theory and Human Behavior (3 units)

MPA 644 Public Budgeting and Financial Administration (3 units)

MPA 650 Seminar in Public Policy Process (3 units)


Elective courses (Students choose five from the following list.)

MPA 622A Policy Implementation and Program Evaluation (3 units)

MPA 632A Organizational Leadership (3 units)

MPA 632B Strategic Management (3 units)

MPA 632C Communication in Public Organizations (3 units)

MPA 640 Public Policy Analysis (3 units)

MPA 642A Ethics and Professionalism (3 units)

MPA 642B Public Sector Labor Relations (3 units)

MPA 643 Human Resources Management (3 units)


Culminating Experience

MPA 697S Comprehensive Examination (3 units)