Information Sessions Slated for Rutgers’ Executive MPA Program; Now Enrolling for Fall 2015
Public-sector and nonprofit professionals are invited to learn about Rutgers’ Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program offered on the centrally located Mercer County Community College (MCCC) campus at an open house, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at The Conference Center at Mercer, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.
Offered by the Rutgers-Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration, the EMPA program is designed to prepare working professionals for advanced career opportunities in municipal, county, state and national government, as well as nonprofit organization leadership.
For those who cannot attend the open house, an online informational webinar will be offered at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26. Program director Dr. Angie McGuire will provide a program overview and answer questions online.
The Rutgers-Camden EMPA program is taught in hybrid format with both classroom-based and online instruction. All face-to-face classes meet on the MCCC campus in West Windsor on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.
The 42-credit program is aimed at mid- to upper-level managers in the public and nonprofit sectors with five or more years of administrative or managerial experience. Degree requirements can be completed in two years with one-week summer residencies. Up to nine credits may be awarded for professional experience.
Students are admitted as a cohort with enrollment limited to 20. The cohort model provides a supportive environment that encourages learning and collaboration. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 cohort.
The curriculum is designed to develop and enhance students’ leadership, organizational, policy and public management skills. Course areas include leadership and communication, policy analysis, human resource and financial management, ethics, law and organizational behavior, among others.