Executive Master of Public Administration Program

Conveniently located in the heart of New York City, Baruch’s Executive Master of Public Administration program is designed for full-time professionals who have well-established managerial experience, and seek to maintain their current employment duties while working to advance their career and make an impact. Fast-moving, community-building, and always exciting, the Executive MPA leverages all of your creativity and expertise. Courses move at a brisk pace, and incorporate a potent blend of principle and practice. Its unique Saturday-only format allows busy professionals the opportunity to balance work and academics. In short, it is designed for your success.

The primary focus of the Executive MPA program is to:

  • Strengthen skills in analysis, management, and communication
  • Prepare students for dynamic leadership roles in public service organizations
  • Teach public policy and management best practices
  • Expose students to the relationship between theory and challenges in complex environments such as New York City

Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

The program encourages students to explore and apply learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom instruction, including:

  • A 4-day immersion experience in Washington, D.C. for second-year students
  • Individualized and group advisement with executive faculty
  • Speaker series featuring public service leaders
  • Events and alumni networking opportunities
  • Public Affairs Week activities, including lectures and discussions

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

The Executive MPA program is a 42-credit program consisting of 8 required courses (24 credits) and 6 additional elective courses (18 credits).

Year One

Fall (September-February)

PAF 9100 Introduction to Public Affairs

PAF 9103 Communication in Public Settings

PAF 9170 Research and Analysis I

PAF 9172 Research and Analysis II

Spring (March-June)

PAF 9120 Public and Nonprofit Management I

PAF 9139 Communication Strategy

PAF 9140 Budgeting and Financial Analysis I

Year Two

Fall (September-February)

PAF 9130 Economic Analysis and Public Policy

PAF 9132 Governing New York City

PAF 9136 Urban Economic Development

PAF 9160 Public and Nonprofit Management II

Spring (March-June)

PAF 9163 Leadership and Strategy in Public Affairs

PAF 9174 Program Evaluation

PAF 9190 Capstone Seminar


Meet Our Faculty

The Executive MPA’s faculty shows singular commitment to each student’s education by learning individual goals and applying them to the complex, always-evolving scope and requisites of today’s public service organizations. Engaging, accessible and seasoned, the Executive MPA faculty is composed of senior executives, distinguished scholars, management experts and leading practitioners. They are drawn from public authorities, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies at the city, state and federal levels, and come from a range of critical professional fields.


Program Administration

Faculty Director of the Executive MPA program, Robert Walsh

MPA, Fordham University

Assistant Director of Academic Advisement, Maureen Samedy

MSEd, Baruch College, CUNY


Program Faculty

Associate Professor John Casey

PhD, Universitate Autonoade Barcelona

Public and Nonprofit Management I

Professor Sanders Korenman

PhD, Harvard University

Economic Analysis and Public Policy

Distinguished Lecturer James Krauskopf

MPA, Princeton University

Capstone Seminar

Assistant Professor Tiffany Lewis

PhD, University of Maryland

Communication in Public Settings

Adjunct Lecturer John Liu

BS, Binghamton University

Budgeting and Financial Analysis I

Associate Professor Nicole Marwell

PhD, University of Chicago

Introduction to Public Affairs

Professor Dahlia Remler

PhD, Harvard University

Research and Analysis I & II

Presidential Professor E.S. Savas

PhD, Columbia University

Public and Nonprofit Management II

Professor and Robert P. Luciano Chair of Health Care Policy Shoshanna Sofaer

Dr. PH, University of California, Berkeley

Program Evaluation

Distinguished Lecturer Martha Stark

JD, New York University

Leadership and Strategy in Public Affairs

Assistant Professor Don Waisanen

PhD, University of Southern California

Communication Strategy


Program Alumni

The Executive MPA program has produced heads of leading nonprofit organizations, commissioners of city agencies, senior executives at transportation authorities, and many critical and prestigious roles in housing, parks, and public policy institutions in the tri-state area. Below are a handful of examples of positions Executive MPA graduates have occupied:

Assistant Vice President, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Founding National Director, Women’s Health and Advocacy, Hadassah

Founder and Artistic Director, NuyoRican School Original Poetry Jazz Ensemble

Executive Director, Community Health Action of Staten Island

Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer, Office of the Mayor

Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer, American Federation of Arts

President and CEO, JMS Billing Solutions

Executive Director, New York Cares

Major Gifts Director, Roundabout Theater Company

Deputy Director for Healthcare, Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc.

Director of Development, New York-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell


2014 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Location Total Fees*
In-State $24,328
Out-of-State $31,993

*All fees include books, pre-registration, meals on class days, staff support, computer training, career seminars, guest lecturers, and special orientation and graduation activities.


For further information, contact Robert Walsh, Faculty Director of the Executive MPA program.

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