You have a passion. Now pair it with power. Learn how to manage all aspects of nonprofits and other publicly engaged organizations — from people to assets to funding to public relations.
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This is more than just an advanced degree. The Strayer master of public administration degree enables you to channel your energy for your cause into effective, skilled action, whether that means working for citizens, providing aid at home or abroad or connecting resources to improve people’s lives.
A Strayer MPA prepares you to take a leadership role in government and nonprofit agencies, NGOs, lobbying and consulting firms, or activist organizations. You’ll get to explore social, economic and political frameworks and learn the ways in which your skills can help position your organization to make the biggest difference.
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Examine the strategic use and trends of organizational information systems with emphasis on the application of information technology. Study key computing concepts in the strategic context in which information technology is used with emphasis on how information technology enables improvement in quality, timeliness and competitive advantage.
ECO 550-Managerial Economics and Globalization
Apply relevant economic theory to develop a framework of analysis and techniques that you can use to decide how to allocate a firm’s scarce resources to achieve its objectives. Use economic analysis to support business strategy decisions that promote competitiveness in an environment of changing domestic and international market conditions, government regulations, trade policies and resource availability. Systematically analyze how global economic integration affects the production, input sourcing and pricing decisions of firms operating in different market structures.
MAT 540-Quantitative Methods
Apply quantitative methods to systems management (Decision Theory), and/or methods of decision making with respect to sampling, organizing and analyzing empirical data.
PAD 500-Modern Public Administration: Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Examine the structure, functions and processes of the executive branch agencies of national, state and local governments, and of the nonprofit sector. Discuss the historical development of the field of public administration and the social/political context of its formation. Survey organizational and management practice, and applies efficiency and accountability concepts to public and nonprofit administration. Analyze the size and scope of the nonprofit sector, and explore the similarities and differences between the nonprofit and public sectors.