Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities
Offered By: Walden University
Today's local leaders must understand how to create and maintain sustainable communities that are environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable. Explore the interrelated elements that make a community viable and access the tools and resources for sustainable community development as you prepare for a career as a town manager, department head, or director of a social service organization. Across the public sector spectrum, career opportunities are predicted to expand rapidly over the next five years. At every levelâ€”federal, state, and localâ€”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, 2008â€“09 Edition.