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The Executive MPA is designed for experienced executives and managers who seek a challenging and accelerated program of study. The coursework highlights current issues and problems that confront leaders in public affairs. To link theory with practice, Baruch’s faculty co-teach several courses with prominent public and nonprofit practitioners who bring real-world knowledge to the classroom. Admission requires a minimum of 3-5 years professional management experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a graduate-level degree in another field. Classes meet for 35 Saturdays during each year from September to June. Most courses are offered over a 10-week period, with the remaining classes taught in an intensive 5-week schedule. Each student cohort is comprised of approximately 20-30 students with two cohorts attending simultaneously (one in the first year of the program, one in the second). Students pay a special program fee that covers tuition, required books, breakfast and lunch on class days, staff support, computer training, career seminars, guest lecturers, and special events. 


Executive MPA
Fall (September-January) 12 credits
Introduction to Public Affairs3 credits
Communication in Public Settings3 credits
Research and Analysis I3 credits
Research and Analysis II3 credits
Spring (February-June) 9 credits
Public and Nonprofit Management I3 credits
Communication Strategy3 credits
Budgeting and Financial Analysis I3 credits
Fall (September-January) 12 credits
Economic Analysis and Public Policy3 credits
Administration of the Nonprofit Sector and Voluntary Agencies3 credits
Public and Nonprofit Management II3 credits
Policy Analysis3 credits
Spring (February-June) 9 credits
Program Evaluation3 credits
Leadership and Strategy in Public Affairs3 credits
Capstone Seminar3 credits

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