Master of Public Administration / Strategic Management
Northcentral University

Program Details

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at Northcentral University provides leadership and management skills for those seeking work to help develop, establish and implement public programs. While many in this field work for federal, state or local government entities, public administrators may also work for private organizations and within the nonprofit sector. 

This program provides students with a deep understanding of how government agencies and programs function and the role public administrators play within these organizations. Students will learn about public policy processes, including the benefits and challenges of using technology to deliver government services and programs. Additional areas of focus include budgeting, organizational behavior, quality management and public program evaluation as well as budgeting and finance.

The Strategic Management specialization focus on key topics such as continuous strategic planning, decision-making, monitoring and analysis. The curriculum also covers the assessment of global, technology, and social environment in a constantly changing marketplace and international economy. Additionally, students will gain leadership skills and learn about setting goals, assessing organizational strength and weaknesses along with strategic resource allocation.

Requirements

  • Conferred bachelor’s and/or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).