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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Nov 27, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Governance & International Public Management, GIPM/MPA


Governance and International Public Management provides a comparative perspective on international development, focusing on the ways in which public and nonprofit organizations must adapt to meet the different cultural, political, and economic circumstances of the communities they serve.

It explores how public agencies around the globe, faced with similar problems like poverty, illiteracy, and inequality, have addressed those issues differently in different countries. Students confront the challenges of implementing complex policies in a global, multicultural context. This major focuses on developing the management and analytical skills necessary to take leadership roles in the multilateral sector, governments abroad, or any organization that delivers services internationally. Graduates are well-prepared to pursue careers at the United Nations, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and similar organizations.

Core: Governance & International Public Management(GIPM)


The major curriculum, comprising 12 credits, follows:


GSPIA core Requirements (See Master’s Degree Requirements): 12 credits


Major Courses: 12 credits


  • PIA 2xxx - Approved GIPM Major Course
  • PIA 2xxx - Approved GIPM Major Course

Two of the following four courses:

  • PIA 2528 Governance & Local Government and Civil Society
  • PIA 2519 Comparative Governance
  • PIA 2552 Managing Organizations in Development
  • PIA 2180 Comparative Public Administration

 

Electives: 15 credits


Minimum Required Credits: 48 credits




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