MPA in Organizational Leadership

This degree program prepares students for public service in local and state agencies and nonprofit organizations. Graduates will learn to manage people, analyze the political sources of public policy and political behavior, conduct research and apply the ethical standards of law to policy process.

Organizational Leadership Program Overview

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) with an emphasis in organizational leadership focuses on the frontiers, dynamics and foundations of public leadership, especially in the nonprofit business environment. You will have the option to customize your educational plan by selecting a set of electives in accounting, leadership and computer science.

As a student, you will:

  • Apply principles of public administration to a community activity.
  • Analyze a situation using public policy as a guide.
  • Develop a political strategy for problem-solving.
  • Apply principles of finance to decision-making.
  • Apply ethical reasoning strategy to public administration case study.

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Summer II (Jun 25, 2018)

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Ways to Learn

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

Available Campuses

Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.

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    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
    • Applicants must be working at least half-time in the field listed.
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Graduate Level Exams

    Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.

    Program Curriculum

    • The MPA program consists of two segments. The first segment is the 27 credits for the specific core requirements, and the second segment consists of 9 elective or emphasis area credits.

      MPA Core

       

      OLCU 601 Democracy, Ethics and Leadership

      3

      PADU 600 Introduction to Public Administration

      3

      PADU 605 Public Finance

      3

      or ACCU 602

      Financial Reporting & Analysis

      PADU 607 Public Policy Analysis

      3

      BUSU 610 Data Analysis for Decision Making

      3

      OLCU 613 Seminar in Organizational Dynamics

      3

      HRCU 622 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

      3

      PADU 630 Local Government

      3

      PADU 688 Action Learning Project

      3

      MPA Core Subtotal

      27

      Elective or Emphasis Area

       

      Select elective courses or emphasis area

      9

      Elective or Emphasis Area Subtotal

      9

      Total Credits

      36

    • This leadership focus is best suited for students interested in careers in the non-profit sector.

      OLCU 621 Frontiers of Public and Nonprofit Leadership

      3

      OLCU 626 Dynamics of Public and Nonprofit Leadership

      3

      Select one of the following:

      3

      OLCU 600
      Foundations of Organizational Leadership

       

      OLCU 602
      Self, Systems, and Leadership

       

      OLCU 615
      Leading Organizational Change

       

      Total Credits

      9

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