Executive Master of Public Administration

Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) Curriculum

The Executive MPA is a cutting-edge program designed to elevate the careers of mid-career professionals. The program enhances analytical and management skills and deepens policy knowledge, making graduates more effective and impactful in their respective fields.

Flexible Program Duration and Structure:
Students can complete the EMPA degree in two to three years, allowing them to balance their studies with professional and personal commitments. The curriculum requires the completion of 54 points, with up to 9 points granted for professional and management work experience and the remaining 45 points earned through the program of study. Additionally, students may transfer up to two courses (6 points) from outside the EMPA offerings toward graduation requirements, pending approval from their academic advisor.

Core Curriculum and Concentrations:
The EMPA program includes a robust core curriculum that combines rigorous coursework in public affairs with specific analytic, managerial, and communication skills necessary for effective leadership. Students can choose from five concentrations to tailor their education to their career goals:

  • Management and Innovation

  • Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

  • International Economic Policy

  • Global Policy Studies

  • Urban and Social Policy

Experiential Learning and Professional Development:
The program emphasizes practical experience and professional development, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to assume leadership roles in various sectors, including government, nonprofits, international organizations, and the private sector. Students engage in hands-on learning opportunities that bridge theoretical knowledge with real-world applications.

For additional information on the Executive Master of Public Administration program, including information for prospective students and admissions, please refer back to the program's main site.