Pictured: 2015 MiniMPA graduates (Click here for names and organizations of those above.)
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.
Who Should Attend?
$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.
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.
Enrollment is limited and subject to admission requirements.
Classes are located at Wichita State University on the 2nd floor of Lindquist Hall.
Gayle Martin, Education Director
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs