Master's Degree in Business Studies in Pennsylvania in USA

Compare Masters Programs in Business Studies 2017 in Pennsylvania in USA

Business Studies

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Business studies is an academic program that is designed for students wanting to learn more about how businesses are run. Courses may include more general topics or more specific ones to help prepare students for a particular career.

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Master in Economics (Dual Degree with Keio University)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

Sciences Po has signed dual degree agreements with leading universities around the world, in order to allow Master students to do a dual degree in two years. [+]

Masters in Business Studies in Pennsylvania in USA. Master in Economics (Dual Degree with Keio University) Dual Degree Master: Sciences Po Department of Economics & Keio University (Japan) General Presentation Sciences Po has signed dual degree agreements with leading universities around the world, in order to allow Master students to do a dual degree in two years. The accomplishment of studying in two countries, gaining experience and speaking different languages adds to the prestige of the degrees, and is of very high value to the employers of today. Sciences Po's Department of Economics is proud to offer with its Master in Economics a dual degree with Keio University's Master in Economics. Made of courses at Sciences Po, Paris, France in Master 1 (Master Economics) and at Keio, Tokyo, Japan in Master Year 2, this program entirely taught in English offers great opportunities in the public, private and research sectors. Fees Students will pay tuition fees for Year 1 to Sciences Po; and tuition fees for Year 2 to Keio. Fees for each year of the programme will be set by Sciences Po and Keio and published in their normal way. Sciences Po fees will be equivalent to those charged for one regular year at Master's level at Sciences Po. Keio fees will be equivalent to those charge for Master of Arts in Economics at Keio. Applications The requirements for an application are as follows: Candidates should have a good degree in social sciences or humanities and have a strong background in economics as a formal entry requirement. The acceptable English language tests are IELTS at a minimum score of 7.0 and TOEFL with a minimum score of 600 in the paper test or 263 in the computer based test. Please note You cannot apply for two dual degree programmes. However, you may apply for a dual degree programme as well as a Master's programme. In this case you will need to put the dual degree programme down as your first choice in your application, and the Master's as your second choice. Furthermore, if deadlines for these two programmes differ, you must have submitted your application by the earliest deadline. Students must take up their place on a dual degree course at the beginning of the academic year following admission. It is not possible to defer entry. The admissions decision for dual degree programmes is made only after all applications have been received and the relevant programme deadline has expired. Candidates are then notified as to the outcome of their application two to three months after the selected programme's application deadline. This is a dual degree with Keio University. [-]

Master in Economics and Business

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

Working in the private sector, as a consultant, an entrepreneur or in a large multinational firm requires both a broad knowledge in economics and an aptitude to master the modern tools of strategy, accounting, and finance. [+]

Master in Economics and Business Working in the private sector, as a consultant, an entrepreneur or in a large multinational firm requires both a broad knowledge in economics and an aptitude to master the modern tools of strategy, accounting, and finance. The Master in Economics and Business has been created to provide its students with those tools and put them in the ideal position to successfully enter the job market in France or abroad. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of functions and business sectors as in the banking and finance industry, in consulting as well as in multinational or smaller companies. Sciences Po is the ideal institution to run such a program. First, it can guarantee that students obtain a sound background in economics and finance, using the assets of a leading, growing and academically world recognised Department of Economics and Finance. Second, one of the specificities of Sciences Po is that students are well trained in professional presentation skills, both written and oral. Third, students are offered the job placement services developed by Sciences Po's Department of Economics to guarantee first rate professional outcomes for the students. Key features A two-years program providing a multidisciplinary approach A wide range of elective courses allowing students to customise the programme to their own interests A learning approach that includes both theory and practical applications, focusing on working group, presentations and case studies An international teaching environment with a diverse cohort of students Dual degrees The Master in Economics and Business offers international dual degrees with prestigious international universities. Students usually spend the first year at Sciences Po and the second year at the partner university. University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia (US) Fundação Getulio Vargas - Escola de Administração de Empresas, São Paulo (Brasil) Luigi Bocconi University, Milan (Italie) Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), New York (US) - No admission for 2017 intake Career opportunities The master is targeted at students aiming to work in the private sector in positions requiring both a broad knowledge in economics and business-management in France or abroad. This program is particularly suited for students having in mind a career in: Consulting and audit, Finance and Banking, Large multinational and industrial firms, SMEs and entrepreneurial ventures, International Organizations. Graduates can take up functions like: Auditors, risk managers, consultants in strategy or management, Financial planners, business analysts, project finance advisors, Business developers, marketing analysts, Economists, ratings analysts, credit or financial analysts, Corporate finance or corporate strategy officers, private equity/mergers and acquisitions advisors… Job market access is eased by Sciences Po's Department of Economics leading job placements activities: two weekly corporate breakfasts, one weekly afterwork event in leading companies headquarters, permanent job fairs, centralization of all finance-economics-business & management internships and job offers in the Department's weekly newsletter, along with courses where teachers often recruit... in class. Admissions The master welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities, fluent in English (see Admissions Website for further details on language requirements) - no French proficiency required. Applicants must hold a bachelor (or equivalent) in economics, business, law or engineering. For detailed information concerning eligibility requirements please consult Sciences Po's Admissions website: international admissions procedure or national admissions procedure. Please note that Sciences Po has developed partnerships with certain French engineering schools. Pursuant to these agreements, students from these schools may be exempted from the admissibility phase of the national admissions procedure. [-]

Master in International Relations, Management & Trade (Dual Degree with FGV-EAESP)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

This two-year programme offers an advanced and demanding education in the area of International Relations, Management and Trade, allowing participating students insertion into top-level positions in the private, public or international sector. [+]

Masters in Business Studies in Pennsylvania in USA. Master in International Relations, Management & Trade (Dual Degree with FGV-EAESP) Double Master's Degree in International Relations, Management & Trade Sciences Po and FGV-EAESP have decided to come together in order to propose a high-quality joint curriculum through the Dual Master's Degree in International Relations, Management & Trade. This two-year programme offers an advanced and demanding education in the area of International Relations, Management and Trade, allowing participating students insertion into top-level positions in the private, public or international sector. In this two-year full time Master's programme, students focus on the main theories and expertise relevant to international relations, finance, management and business. Instruction is imparted by distinguished scholars, business leaders and policy makers. Courses combine seminars on specific issues with workshops, simulations, case studies, and talks. Programme of studies Students are enrolled full-time in both institutions for both years and benefit from the student services of each institution (free access to library, student unions …). Courses are multidisciplinary and students can choose from a wide range of courses in management, business, finance, economics, law, and international relations. Year 1 at Sciences Po Students who are jointly admitted will spend their first year of study at Sciences Po either in the Master Finance et Stratégie (French taught) or in the Master Economics and Business (English taught): Master Finance et Stratégie, mention International Business (French taught program) Master in Economics and Business (English taught program) Year 2 at FGV The second year takes place at FGV-EAESP in the Mestrado Profissional em Gestão Internacional Programme. The Academic year at FGV-EAESAP runs from August to December for the first semester and from February to June for the second semester. The programme also includes an obligatory ten-week internship that may be conducted at any time throughout the programme's duration. And A thesis project is also required at the end of the fourth semester of studies. Assessment and Graduation Assessment will be conducted according to the regular grading and evaluation procedures of each institution. Graduation relies on the successful validation of both years of the studies at Sciences Po and FGV-EAESP respectively. Admissions The candidates must hold an undergraduate degree or the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in business, finance, economics, law and/or social sciences. Tuition fees Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and FGV-EAESP for Year 2). For further informations: Sciences Po School fees FGV website This is a dual degree with FGV-EAESP. [-]

Master in International Development

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

The Master's degree in international development at PSIA offers innovative training in international development based on a renewed approach to sustainable economic growth and political practices. [+]

Master in International Development General objectives The Master's degree in international development at PSIA offers innovative training in international development based on a renewed approach to sustainable economic growth and political practices. PSIA's program is designed to train the next generation of development specialists, building on the profound transformation of the development discussion. The Master in International Development is given in collaboration with the Agence française de développement. Scientific Advisor Laurence Tubiana is the Scientific Advisor of the PSIA Master in International Development. Pr. Tubiana was France's Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, and is also the founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. Laurence Tubiana is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris, and recently set up the new direction of Global Publics Goods of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Laurence Tubiana is member of several scientific boards of main research institutions such as the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the India Council for Sustainable Development and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. From 1997 to 2002, she served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject. Main orientations and specific features The curriculum provides a strong intellectual background in development studies, favouring critical approaches and using both academic analysis and practitioners' experience of global governance and the multifaceted question of sustainability. It also combines intensive training in finance, economics, public policy (from the global to local level), project design, management and evaluation. The Master in International Development offers an in depth introduction to multiple actors (public agencies, NGO's, private foundations, multilateral organisations) and to multiple instruments (from traditional official development aid, to markets mechanisms and innovative finance and more) and generates both analytical and practical skills that graduates will use to implement the next generation of development policies and practices. A special focus is placed on acquiring essential skills in policy and project design and evaluation, finance accounting and applied economics, management and planning methods. The students will have the opportunity to choose a comprehensive set of courses in specific areas such as, amongst others, agriculture, health, urban issues and sustainability, and will be able to specialize in a regional area to understand specific historical and geographical context. Career opportunities Graduates will find openings in the private sector (profit and non profit) as well as the public sector. In public agencies, national, regional, and local governments, as well as international organizations and agencies, MID graduates will work, amongst other roles, on the formulation, management and evaluation of public policies and projects. In the private sector, they may work for example as project managers, consultants and in the innovation sector for applied research projects as project designer and managers. [-]

Master in Private Banking and Wealth Management

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year

The Master in Private Banking and Wealth Management is SciencesPo’s one-year program for young graduates interested in private banking, wealth and asset management and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized private bankers and wealth managers. [+]

Masters in Business Studies in Pennsylvania in USA. The Master in Private Banking and Wealth Management is SciencesPo’s one-year program for young graduates interested in private banking, wealth and asset management and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized private bankers and wealth managers. Objectives The program focuses on the fundamentals of banking and, in particular, provides students with critical knowledge regarding assets, compliance, and the ethical and legal environment of wealth management. These foundational courses are contextualized and grounded in the humanities through SciencesPo’s core curriculum courses in political science, law, sociology, history and economics and completed by specialized skills training in ethics and compliance. In particular, the Master in Private Banking and Wealth Management will: - Foster their analytical capacity through a multidisciplinary approach - Develop their skills in client relationship management, and managerial skills in general, with an emphasis on professional negotiation and digital skills - Develop their expertise across all asset classes and in global investment strategy optimization - Offer a privileged connection to SciencesPo’s network of corporate partners and facilitate access to the labor market Innovative teaching methods The master emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops as essential to understanding and performing in the field of private banking and wealth management. It is built on a case study approach that is further enriched by the experience and the diversity of the cohort. A high level of interaction is fostered by the small size of the class (the program enrolls 25 to 30 students a year). Students also have access to the full curriculum of SciencesPo’s Department of Economics in business, management, finance and economics as well as SciencesPo’s graduate “common core curriculum” in the humanities. They may choose from a wide range of courses and workshops offered in English and French, according to their individual academic and professional needs and interests. Faculty The Master draws upon SciencesPo’s world-class faculty and its unparalleled network of experts. The program also mobilizes the SciencesPo alumni community, whose members are committed to mentoring and guiding students in their projects and career development as well as to teaching “master classes”. Core courses are taught by both members of its permanent faculty - notably calling upon the deep knowledge and expertise of Sciences Po’s Department of Economics - and by adjunct professors who are leading industry specialists from SciencesPo’s corporate partners. Structure and Curriculum Taught entirely in English with optional courses taught in English and French, the program includes: A one-week orientation period in August in order to refresh fundamentals of quantitative skills The Fall Semester made up of seven core courses and two electives A three-week internship in January in private banking as a first step onto the labor market and as a networking opportunity – provided by SciencesPo The Spring semester made up of seven core courses and two electives The final Summer semester made up of six advanced courses and which is dedicated to developing practical leadership and management/professional skills. In addition to these courses, students may choose to enroll in a language course. Non-French speakers are particularly encouraged to enroll in French language classes. The overall required number of credits is 100 ECTS, the equivalent of about 25 courses , which makes the curriculum one of the most demanding specialized master programs. Admissions The candidates must hold at least a bachelor degree with either 3-year work experience or a Master Year 1 under validation and, ideally, internship experience. They must demonstrate proficiency in English. [-]

Master in Corporate Strategy

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year

The Master in Corporate Strategy is Sciences Po’s one-year program for young graduates interested in corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and humanities. [+]

The Master in Corporate Strategy is Sciences Po’s one-year program for young graduates interested in corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized corporate strategists in consulting firms or “in-house”, within firms. Objectives The program focuses on business fundamentals and, in particular, provides students with critical knowledge concerning financial and strategy skills. These foundational courses are contextualized and grounded in the humanities through SciencesPo’s core curriculum courses in political science, law, sociology, history and economics and completed by specialized skills training in entrepreneurship. In particular, the Master in Corporate Strategy will: - Foster their analytical capacity through a multidisciplinary approach - Develop their managerial skills in general, with an emphasis on leadership, negotiation and digital skills - Offer a privileged connection to SciencesPo’s network of corporate partners and facilitate access to the labor market - Prepare for recruitment processes by providing intense and thorough case-cracking tutorials all year long Innovative teaching methods The master emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops as essential to understanding and performing in the field of corporate strategy. It is built on a case study approach that is further enriched by the experience and the diversity of the cohort. A high level of interaction is fostered by the small size of the class (the program enrolls 25 to 30 students a year). Students also have access to the full curriculum of SciencesPo’s Department of Economics in business, management, finance and economics as well as SciencesPo’s graduate “common core curriculum” in the humanities. They may choose from a wide range of courses and workshops offered in English and French, according to their individual academic and professional needs and interests. Faculty The Master draws upon SciencesPo’s world-class faculty and its unparalleled network of experts. The program also mobilizes the SciencesPo alumni community, whose members are committed to mentoring and guiding students in their projects and career development as well as to teaching “master classes”. Core courses are taught by members of its permanent faculty – notably calling upon the deep knowledge and expertise of Sciences Po’s Department of Economics in the field of microeconomics - and by adjunct professors who are leading industry specialists from SciencesPo’s corporate partners. Structure and Curriculum The program includes: The Fall Semester made up of seven core courses and two electives The Spring semester made up of seven core courses and two electives The final Summer semester made up of six advanced courses and which is dedicated to developing practical leadership and management/professional skills. In addition to these courses, students may choose to enroll in a language course. Non-French speakers are particularly encouraged to enroll in French language classes. The overall required number of credits is 100 ECTS, the equivalent of about 25 courses, which makes the curriculum one of the most demanding specialized master programs. Admissions The candidates must hold at least a bachelor degree with either 3-year work experience or a Master Year 1 under validation and, ideally, internship experience. They must demonstrate proficiency in English (A C1 English level is required). [-]

Master in Public Affairs

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year

The Master in Public Affairs (MPA) is Sciences Po's flagship full-time one-year programme for mid-career professionals interested in public policy and the interaction of public and private sectors. It prepares students for today's policy environment which is co-developed, co-produced and co-managed by empowered individuals. [+]

Masters in Business Studies in Pennsylvania in USA. 1-year Master for mid-career professionals The Master in Public Affairs (MPA) is Sciences Po's flagship full-time one-year programme for mid-career professionals interested in public policy and the interaction of public and private sectors. It prepares students for today's policy environment which is co-developed, co-produced and co-managed by empowered individuals. Objectives The programme focuses on policy design and implementation as well as on the management of public affairs, and introduces participants to real-world policy problems. Graduates will be equipped with news skills to navigate between local and global perspective, and from public-private partnerships to international organisations and civil society. In particular, the MPA will: Foster their analytical capacity through a multidisciplinary approach Develop their managerial skills, with a focus on leadership, negotiation, crisis communication, decision-making and budgeting Equip graduates with a multidimensional and panoramic vision of public affairs that embraces a plurality of values, ethics and cultural contexts. Innovative teaching methods The MPA emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops. It uses case studies and relies on the experience and the diversity of the student body. A high level of interaction is enabled by the small size of the class (the programme enrols 25 to 30 students per year). Students are also engaged in a policy lab exercise, which gives them the opportunity to collaborate with clients to co-develop and test solutions for public policy challenges in the field. Structure and Curriculum Two-week orientation period in August to refresh students' quantitative skills, to introduce major policy issues which will be discussed throughout the year, and to launch their individual projects. Fall Semester consisting of two core courses*, Politics of Policy Making and Economics of Public Policy, one common core curriculum course and two elective courses. Two-week session in January to develop practical skills. Spring semester consisting of two core courses, Policy Implementation and Leadership & Organizational Change, combined with two elective courses, and the Policy Lab. Summer semester consisting of advanced courses and focusing on developing practical leadership and management skills. Students can specialize by choosing courses in the following policy streams: Administration publique Cultural Policy and Management Digital, New Technology and Public Policy Economics and Public Polic Energy, Resources and Sustainability Global Health Management of Public Affairs Social Policy and Social Change In addition to the above, students may choose to enrol in a language course. Non-French speakers are particularly encouraged to enrol in French language classes. The overall required number of credits is 82 ECTS (or 20.5 standard Sciences Po courses). *Standard courses at Sciences Po are 24 contact hours (12 sessions of 2 hours, over 12 weeks) with about the same number of hours of work outside the classroom. One 24 hour-class is worth 4 ECTS credits. Eligibility and admissions The candidates should be committed to promoting public good. They should have at least five years of professional experience in the public, private or non-profit sector, be proficient in English ((demonstrated C1 level), and hold at least a Bachelor's degree. Admissions open in October for the August intake. [-]

M.A. in Financial Economics

Youngstown State University (YSU)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Youngstown

This program is designed to provide students with a background in applied economics and financial markets. The course-work covers micro and macro theory, econometrics, financial [+]

The department offers an M.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Financial Economics. Both programs are primarily designed for students who intend to seek employment after the completion of the degree. However, if supplemented by upper level courses in mathematics, the programs can also help prepare students for doctoral programs. M.A. in Financial Economics This program is designed to provide students with a background in applied economics and financial markets. The course-work covers micro and macro theory, econometrics, financial markets, management of financial capital and analysis of valuation of stocks. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in banking, insurance, and financial advising. For the M.A. in Financial Economics you must complete 30 to 37 semester hours of graduate credit with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Depending on the student's background, it is possible to waive FIN 6901 (Finance for Decision Making), Acct 6901 (Financial Accounting for Decision Making) and ECON 6904 (Quantitative Methods for Economics). Students can choose between writing a thesis and or taking a research seminar. Students who write a thesis must take one elective, students taking the research seminar must take two electives. [-]

M.A. in Economics

Youngstown State University (YSU)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Youngstown

The M.A. in Economics program is designed to provide students with a background in applied economics which leads to professional employment in business, government, or education. Special emphasis is placed on the use of data analysis to investigate public policy issues [+]

Masters in Business Studies in Pennsylvania in USA. The department offers an M.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Financial Economics. Both programs are primarily designed for students who intend to seek employment after the completion of the degree. However, if supplemented by upper level courses in mathematics, the programs can also help prepare students for doctoral programs. M.A. in Economics The M.A. in Economics program is designed to provide students with a background in applied economics which leads to professional employment in business, government, or education. Special emphasis is placed on the use of data analysis to investigate public policy issues and business decisions. A well prepared student may complete the MA degree in a single academic year by taking an additional course each semester and writing a thesis during the summer. For the M.A. in economics students must complete 30 semester hours of graduate credit with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. The requirements for the degree include the following core courses plus three electives (3 s.h.). A thesis (6 s.h.) may be substituted for the research seminar and one of the three semester hour electives. [-]

Masters of Accountancy

Duquesne University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The curriculum focuses on forensic accounting, ethics and regulation and reporting - the three most significant and challenging areas facing the accounting profession today. [+]

Your goal isn't simply to be an accountant; it's to be an accountable leader in a business environment. You realize more than ever that investors and boards of directors are demanding that businesses perform ethically as well as profitably. Your personal sense of responsibility to your employer and to society drives you to examine the breadth and depth of an organization's finances to ensure that it meets - if not exceeds - the highest standards. The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at Duquesne University's John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business is a full-time, 30-credit course of study. The curriculum focuses on forensic accounting, ethics and regulation and reporting - the three most significant and challenging areas facing the accounting profession today. At the completion of the program, students will have fulfilled the 150 academic credit hours required to become licensed as Certified Public Accounts (CPAs) in Pennsylvania and most other states. In addition to satisfying the credit-hour requirement for CPA licensure, the program prepares students for careers in public and corporate accounting, non-profit and governmental accounting and forensic accounting. Duquesne's MAcc program emphasizes accounting as a profession and ensures that graduates are thoroughly prepared to be communicators, analysts and responsible leaders. Equipped with essential accounting and financial analysis skills, MAcc program graduates also have expertise that extends beyond the scope of traditional accounting and auditing. Distinguished by a century-long legacy in accounting education, the School's focus on the future is equally exciting. Grounded in a tradition of ethical leadership, Duquesne was one of the first 100 adopters of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations endorsed initiative promoting environmental stewardship, human rights and fair trade practices in business education. With a balance of scholar-teachers and experienced practitioners, Duquesne's faculty immerse students in theory and application, thereby ensuring graduates are prepared to pass the CPA exam and join other Duquesne alumni as exemplary leaders in the accounting profession. Against the backdrop of a city with renowned corporations, health-care providers, robotics developers, and cultural organizations, the Donahue School introduces students to an array of connections to assist them in the advancement of their careers. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Villanova University, Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 USA Villanova

The Master of Public Administration is focused on helping you develop the skills you need to become an ethical, creative leader in the public service. We periodically update courses to reflect trends in the study of public administration as well as faculty expertise and interests. [+]

Masters in Business Studies in Pennsylvania in USA. The Master of Public Administration is focused on helping you develop the skills you need to become an ethical, creative leader in the public service. We periodically update courses to reflect trends in the study of public administration as well as faculty expertise and interests. You also will take a written comprehensive examination and complete a management internship, if you do not have prior experience, to complete your degree. You may also elect to complete an individual research project. These are reserved for advanced students with specific needs not met by available elective course work. Approval for the individual research course must be obtained from the MPA Director. The MPA Director may also permit you to take up to two elective courses from other graduate programs in order to help you personalize your degree. Required Courses MPA students must take 18 credits of Required Courses. MPA 8001 - Public Administration Theory MPA 8002 - Organization Theory MPA 8003 - Financial Management MPA 8004 - Public Personnel Management MPA 8005 - Analysis and Research I MPA 8006 - Analysis and Research II Elective Courses MPA students must take 18 credits of Elective Courses. MPA 8100 - Decision-Making MPA 8200 - Administrative Communication MPA 8300 - Leadership Ethics MPA 8400 - Strategic Planning MPA 8500 - Effective City Management MPA 8550 - Urban Politics and Government MPA 8600 - Effective Non-Profit Management MPA 8700 - Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations MPA 8800 - Managing Public Networks MPA 8900 - Public Policy MPA 8199 - Three-Credit Special Topics i.e., Cultural Competency MPA 8299 - One-Credit Special Topics** Contingent Courses MPA 8010 - Management Internship MPA 8012 - Individual Research I MPA 8013 - Individual Research II One-Credit Courses **Our one-credit topic courses are offered on three Saturday mornings, for approximately 3 hours each. They are offered as sections of MPA 8299 and include: Land-use and zoning Debt management Economic development strategies Labor relations Program evaluation Performance measurement Effective public affairs Emergency management Arts Marketing Attendance Policy Villanova’s MPA program is a teaching-centered, class-room based program. Students are expected to regularly attend class and to inform faculty, preferably in advance, when they will have to miss class. We are a professional degree program and understand some of our students may have full-time work obligations that will conflict with one or more classes during the semester. Faculty will accommodate students who will have to miss a class as a result of professional obligations. Often faculty request students to prepare work to cover the class missed, such as write answers to a few study questions or to submit the work expected in class. We do consider four or more absences in a three-credit course and one absence in a one-credit course to be excessive. Faculty will consult with the MPA Director when a student misses too many classes and determine if problems with excessive absences prevent the student from completing the course. Excessive absences normally mean the student cannot receive credit for the course. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Kutztown

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides a broad understanding of the principles, processes, goals, and problems of administering public services, with special emphasis on the political realities of public sector management. [+]

Master of Public AdministrationThe Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides a broad understanding of the principles, processes, goals, and problems of administering public services, with special emphasis on the political realities of public sector management. The program equips students with specialized knowledge and technical skills in budgeting, planning, personnel administration, research and other essential management techniques.  The program benefits professionals employed or seeking employment in government agencies (at all levels), health care and other not-for-profit organizations, and private enterprise. In eastern Pennsylvania there is a large number of occupations for which public administration expertise is essential, especially those in "third sector" industries which depend upon effective interface with government agencies and skillful handling of governmental processes and regulations.Successful completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours of credit is required for the Master of Public Administration degree. All students accepted into this program must complete all requirements within six (6) calendar years.When pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration, the Department of Political Science requires students to complete 36 semester hours in specialized courses. The courses include:... [-]


Master of Education in School Administration

Shippensburg University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Shippensburg

Each year a number of teachers take the first step to secure certification as a school administrator. A knowledge base for administrators for the twenty-first century must include... [+]

Master of Education in School Administration

The skills necessary for effective administration of a school are learned, not intuitive. Each year a number of teachers take the first step to secure certification as a school administrator. A knowledge base for administrators for the twenty-first century must include inductive methods of analysis, reflection onteaching and learning, examination of exemplary programs in schools, and an understanding of emerging problems and the complexity of organizations.

The Program

To provide for teachers who wish to move into educational leadership and/or who wish to prepare for a doctoral program in educational leadership, the College of Education and Human Services offers a master of education degree program in educational leadership that includes certification as a principal and/or supervisor. Post-master’s programs are also available leading to the certification of K-12 principals and supervisors and the superintendent’s letter of eligibility.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Shippensburg University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Shippensburg

The MPA program through Shippensburg University is offered both on campus and in Harrisburg at the Dixon University Center [+]

Master of Public Administration

Well-trained public administrators are needed today at all levels of government. Fiscal constraints and public demands for responsive government make effective management a necessity. Some MPA graduates hold elective office while others hold policy-making positions in the civil service or other government positions. There is also a market for managerial skills in private and nonprofit agencies and in large corporations.

The Program

The MPA program through Shippensburg University is offered both on campus and in Harrisburg at the Dixon University Center. We normally offer three courses per semester on campus and two at the Dixon University Center on Front Street. We also have limited course offering during the summer.... [-]


Chicago Executive Institute

University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Campus Part time 15 days August 2017 USA Chicago

Chicago Booth offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and individualization in an advanced management program. [+]

Masters in Business Studies in Pennsylvania in USA.

Chicago Booth offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and individualization in an advanced management program. Out of six one-week courses over the course of a year, you’ll take three cohorted Core Sessions—one at the beginning, one in the middle, one toward the end—plus three electives available throughout the year on topics of your choosing. You’ll never be away from the office for more than a week, and you can adapt your curriculum to meet individual goals.

The Chicago Executive Institute consists of six weeks over the course of a year, with half of the program completely customizable. Three weeks—one at the beginning, one in the middle, one toward the end of the year—are cohorted sessions with a group of high-level executives that explore strategy, innovation, and leadership. Three weeks are in elective sessions of your choosing with colleagues from a broad range of functions and industries.... [-]