The ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse curriculum is designed to help executives develop the skills, insights, and strategies to successfully lead organizations amid dynamic global change. Students will expand on their leadership and management expertise and learn to apply analytical principles to address real-world public service challenges.
The program consists of 30 credits which can be completed entirely online in as little as 15 months.
ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse courses are designed and led by the same faculty who teach on campus at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Courses are made up of a mixture of core requirements in organizational leadership and general policy analysis, as well as offerings in specialized subject areas.
Core Courses (9 Credits)
PAI 895: Executive Education Seminar: Managerial Leadership
This seminar is designed for midcareer administrators who have had some years of experience in government or public service institutions and prepares them for responsible management posts.
PAI 897: Fundamentals of Policy Analysis
This course provides an understanding of some of the models and methods used in policy analysis for the public and nonprofit sector. Students must demonstrate proficiency in algebraic and geometric principles to enroll. For more information please discuss with your admissions counselor or visit our FAQs page.
PAI 996: Master’s Project Course (Capstone)
The master’s project capstone includes a preparation of a final paper including a case study, policy analysis, or management study. Students will be tasked with design, description, analysis, and policy recommendations pertaining to their chosen case study.
Specialized Subject Area Courses (21 credits)
In addition to core requirements, students will complete up to 21 credits of courses in specialized subject areas such as conflict studies, human resource management, democratic values in public administration, and policy implementation.
Specialized courses are subject to change. To learn more about available specialized courses, contact your admissions counselor.