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HUGO WALL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

MiniMPA

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Overview

The MiniMPA provides executive development in public administration in a 16-week format. Participants meet on Friday mornings from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Fall and following Spring. Faculty from Wichita State University's Master of Public Administration degree program and guest practitioners use case studies, lectures, simulations, and problem-solving exercises for you to build on your current skills to succeed within your organization. Outside reading assignments complement an interactive classroom environment.

The MiniMPA is an executive development program targeted to public and nonprofit sector professionals who are moving into positions of responsibility, specialists seeking broader exposure, and experienced managers seeking a refresher in the latest concepts. The program provides executive development in public administration and is taught by Hugo Wall School faculty. Over the fall and spring semesters, participants devote sixteen Friday mornings to sessions covering public policy, public finance, and public management. While the MiniMPA is not part of the MPA degree program, participants may elect to earn academic credit while completing the program.

MiniMPA 2014-2015 Brochure

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers in public and nonprofit organizations
  • Professionals with specialized experience who are moving into positions of responsibility for managing and delivering public services
  • Specialists seeking broader exposure to public management, public finance, and public policy
  • Experienced managers seeking a refresher in the latest concepts of public management, public finance, and public policy
  • Individuals considering the Master of Public Administration degree

Fee
$1,020 per person includes all course materials, parking and breakfast at each of the 16 sessions. Prospective participants are encouraged to include a letter of support from their supervisor with their application. Each participant who completes at least 13 of the 16 sessions will receive a framed certificate.

Academic Credit
Optional academic credit is available to participants who wish to enroll for 3 credit hours at an additional cost based on Wichita State University tuition and fees. Academic credit will require written assignments in addition to the participation in the MiniMPA workshops. 

Registration
Enrollment is limited and subject to admission requirements.

Location
Classes are located at Wichita State University on the 2nd floor of Lindquist Hall.

Contact
Gayle Martin, Education Director
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs
gayle.martin@wichita.edu
(316) 978-6541

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