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Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Public Management and Leadership

Offered By: Walden University

Apply a systems perspective as you create a public enterprise model and develop strategies for organizational change in the public organization of your choice. Discover how large-scale human systems change through self-organization, and learn how transformative change occurs in complex public systems. Explore how to use the language of leadership to motivate, inspire and competently lead your organization and shape public policy. 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.