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Enter a Professional and Leave a Leader
The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is an advanced degree program designed to enable talented public service professionals to advance their careers as entrepreneurial and innovative leaders and executives. The EMPA is designed for those who already have significant career experience in government, health or nonprofit agencies. With a focus on executive leadership in the public, nonprofit and health care sectors, the EMPA provides specialized executive education for individuals with proven professional experience.
This program will:
• Prepare experienced public service professionals to effectively lead and manage in the diverse and complex world of public service organizations, building their capacity for critical and disciplined analysis and thought.
• Deliver learning experiences that are sophisticated, practical, and applied, with the rigor that experienced professionals and managers need to succeed.
• Integrate the core of the MPA curriculum with special elements of other Bloch executive education programs (such as entrepreneurship) to create a synergistic learning experience that that is relevant to the full continuum of organizational settings.
• Enable students to strengthen their unique skills and abilities through the teaching of experienced world-class faculty and the support of experienced advisors and executive coaches.
SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR LEARNING
• Specialized immersion seminars: Executive Leadership, Program Evaluation & Performance Assessment, the Capstone Experience, and Washington D.C. residency
• Nationally recognized faculty and coaches who bring the best in research, practice and consultation into the classroom and learning labs
• Structured networking and mentoring relationships with senior officials, consultants and executives that have extensive experience at all levels of nonprofit and governmental service, including many Bloch alumni
• Course designs that tap the insights and expertise that the students themselves, all experienced in the world of public service, bring to the program
• Individualized executive coaching relationships for every student
• Tailored team learning and skill-application service projects and initiatives
• Special professional development opportunities with the Bloch School’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, a nationally-recognized leadership development and research center that works directly with public service organizations throughout Kansas City and the region
Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort to begin in August 2013.
MEETING THE NEED
The public and nonprofit sectors of Kansas City employ approximately half of the region’s workforce, and the leaders and executives of these agencies are responsible for addressing many of the most important and complicated of regional needs. To be successful, these agencies require the most talented of entrepreneurial and innovative leaders, and the Bloch Executive MPA is the only degree program in the region designed especially to meet the unique needs and interests of these leaders.
Your future starts here:
Phil Glynn, MPA 2007, Bloch School of Management, UMKC
Arthur Mag Fellow in Business and Public Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2006)
At the Bloch School, labels like public sector, private sector or non-profit sector matter less than innovation. Bloch business students, health care administration students, non-profit administration students and public administration students all work together in class and on projects. This approach helped me make connections with people who are now working all over the area in a number of different professions. This approach makes sense because it takes new developments in my field of community development finance into account.
My master’s degree is in public administration, but I am not a public administrator. I am a practitioner of community economic development. By studying public administration I was able to learn that these two fields depend upon each other. If public administrators and community economic development professionals want to succeed, our professions must continue to move closer and closer together in the ways we access capital, provide educational and technical assistance and tell our clients’ success stories to the entire universe of potential funding and financing partners. I went to UMKC for my MPA because I believe the Bloch School understands this interdependence and is a leader in in these converging fields.