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Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)

Offered By: Walden University

In an era of increasing globalization, it is important for leaders of nonprofit organizations and government departments at the local, state, and national level to know how to operate in an international environment. The Master of Public Administration – International Nongovernmental Organizations specialization explores how countries organize, regulate, and foster nongovernmental activities; how international intergovernmental organizations operate; and how representatives of these organizations can learn from, partner with, and work within organizations worldwide. By focusing on the effects of globalization and the cultures and sociopolitical environments of diverse nations and organizations, students in this specialization learn how to work effectively with nongovernmental, voluntary, and intergovernmental organizations around the world.

Across the public sector spectrum, career opportunities are predicted to expand rapidly over the next five years. At every level-federal, state, and local-this growth trend in employment will fuel a demand for qualified managers who can lead public agencies or direct public policy organizations.* Prepare to advance your career and to meet this increasing need for public sector professionals as you gain the skills to translate public policies into effective programs and projects. International themes and concepts incorporated throughout your coursework will broaden your perspective of public service. Walden's M.P.A. program can be completed in less than two years, depending on individual progress and credits transferred.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2008–09 Edition