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Department : MA Public Administration

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At the end of the 2-year program, students will have acquired a strong body of expertise, both in content and in computational skills, to solve challenging problems in digital societies thoughtfully and responsibly. More specifically, graduates program will be able to:

 

  • Describe approaches to and context of public sector leadership
  • Demonstrate proficiency in executing administrative functions and motivating people
  • Value people and display effective leadership qualities
  • Explain various policy frameworks, the policy process, and democratic systems
  • Analyze policy problems; conduct and evaluate policy research
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for how the past and present affects policy development and direction as well as the importance of including people affected by policy to participate in the process
  • Describe the scientific method/evidence-based methods and identify reliable data sources to inform decision making
  • Employ appropriate qualitative or quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies to aid in decision making or problem solving
  • Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry that values diverse perspectives, reflection, and transparency
  • Define the role of the public sector in creating public value
  • Explain how the reconciliation of competing values, expectations, and goals build public trust and strengthen individual and institutional relationships
  • Practice the values of fairness, justice, equity, responsiveness, empathy, and co-creation
  • Recognize bias and the ways privilege and power have shaped public sector institutions and outcomes
  • Incorporates various communication tools and strategies (e.g., written reports, social media, oral presentations) that are appropriate to the context and audience in the management of public service organizations
  • Demonstrate curiosity about and respect for individual and group differences; seek to engage diverse perspectives.