The Executive MPA is for experienced professionals who want to gain administrative leadership skills through a convenient course schedule and accelerated program of study. Classes focus on current issues confronting administrative professionals in New York City. Skills are developed in budgeting, communications, economics, management, and research methods. Baruch College’s distinguished faculty are joined in the classroom by expert practitioners as either instructors or guest speakers in order to bring real-world knowledge to pedagogy.
Established in 1984, the Marxe School’s Executive MPA is one of the original executive public administration programs in the nation. The program develops confident, innovative, ethical, and strategic leaders with the capability to make a difference in government and nonprofit administration. Students become a part of an alumni network that includes high-level administrators at such organizations including: Con Edison, Association for a Better New York, New York Cares, the Roundabout Theater Company, New York-Presbyterian, Maimonides Medical Center, NYC Office of Management and Budget, NYC City Council, NYC Department of Finance, NYC Parks Department, and the American Federation of the Arts.
The Executive MPA NYC Student Experience
Executive MPA classes are taught from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m and 11:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. on 35 Saturdays from September to June (lunch is served during break.) Students complete the 42-credit curriculum in two years as a cohort. The shared cohort experience offers students the opportunity to learn from each other during the program and make lifelong connections after graduation.
The program offers exclusive amenities and unique learning opportunities which include:
- Cohort model/small classes
- International study away program
- Academic/practitioner instruction and prominent guest speakers
- Leadership orientation
- Specialized academic services for quantitative methods and writing
- Professional development
- Networking and team-building events
- A dedicated advisor
- Books and other supplies
- Breakfast and lunch on-campus
Executive MPA Faculty
The Executive MPA’s faculty helps professionals develop individual goals and apply them to the complex scope of today’s public service organizations. Engaging, accessible, and seasoned, the program’s faculty is composed of full-time professors, distinguished scholars, and management experts, who teach alongside practitioners, including senior executives, from a range of city agencies and nonprofit organizations.