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Public and Nonprofit Management

MPA students concentrating in Public and Nonprofit Management tailor their studies for careers as general managers in the public sector, or as leaders of domestic or international nonprofit organizations. In this concentration, students acquire a strong set of budgeting, investment, debt financing, and data-driven analytical skills as well as managerial skills including negotiations, leadership, staffing, and compensation. Students will also gain an understanding of the broad political, economic, and regulatory factors that affect the sectors.

three students

Representative Coursework

  • Public Administration
  • Introduction to Evaluation
  • Evaluation of International Programs and Projects
  • Nonprofit Management and Finance
  • International Public and NGO Management
  • Consulting for Nonprofit and Government Organizations
  • Negotiation in Theory and Practice

Representative Employers

  • CCS Fundraising
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Concern Worldwide
  • DC Central Kitchen
  • DC Jazz Festival
  • Graham Pelton Consulting
  • Luce Foundation
  • National Academy of Public Administration
  • NYC Comptroller’s Office
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations
  • NY State Senate
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Teach for America
  • US Department of Commerce
  • US Department of Treasury
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Vietnam Education Foundation
  • White House Council on Community Solutions

Representative Occupational Titles

  • Program Analyst
  • Program Coordinator
  • Program Examiner
  • Program Officer
  • Senior Consultant