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The Executive MPA is for experienced professionals who want to gain administrative leadership skills through a convenient course schedule and accelerated program of study. The classes focus on current issues and problems that confront administrative professionals in New York City. Skills are developed in budgeting, communications, economics, management, and research methods. To bring real-world knowledge to pedagogy, Baruch College's distinguished faculty are joined in the classroom by expert practitioners as either instructors or guest speakers.
Established in 1984, it is one of the original executive public administration programs in the nation.
The Executive MPA develops confident, innovative, ethical, and strategic leaders with the capability to make a difference in government and nonprofit administration. Students become a part of an alumni network that includes high-level administrators at such organizations including: Con Edison, Association for a Better New York, New York Cares, the Roundabout Theater Company, New York-Presbyterian, Maimonides Medical Center, NYC Office of Management and Budget, NYC City Council, NYC Department of Finance, NYC Parks Department, and the American Federation of the Arts.
Hear From Some of Our Alumni
"The Executive MPA experience also provided me with a strong background in program evaluation, statistics and public and non-profit management, which has made me much more confident when it comes to tackling Community Development strategic planning and examining programmatic best practices for the future."
– Kenneth Scott (Executive MPA '15), Operations Analyst, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
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"The challenges ahead will be new for me and will allow me to utilize all that the many lessons I've obtained from my MPA. I am most confident in my abilities and know that all my colleagues from Baruch - fellow classmates from Cohort 28 and my professors - will be there to answer a question or provide me with needed information or just be there to listen. I am part of the Baruch School of Public Affairs family now - there is no greater gift.
Michelle Malanga (Executive MPA '13), Regulatory Coordinator, Center for Lymphoid Malignancies
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"I look back on my time at the School of Public Affairs and I know it helped me to become an Empire Fellow in the second largest government within the United States."
Ron Zacchi (Executive MPA '13), Empire State Fellow, NYS Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance
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Appropriate candidates for the Executive MPA program should have a minimum of three years professional management experience. Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for Executive MPA program. Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for more detailed application and admissions information.
Total tuition and fees for the Executive MPA program (2015-2016 academic year) are $26,595. Fees cover books and all other amenities and services. The School works with students to obtain financial aid and scholarships.Employers are encouraged to support their employees to complete the program. Executive MPA graduates return to their jobs with the knowledge and actionable ideas that can pay off with improved operational efficiency and effectiveness.
More information about the Executive MPA can be obtained at one of the School’s monthly open houses. Held on Saturdays, open houses are an especially great way to observe a class and to meet with current students, faculty and staff.
For more information on applying visit the Admissions Requirements and Process page.
To learn more about the program, send questions to Executive MPA Faculty Director, Nicole Gordon.