Public Administration MPA Executive MPA

Program Purpose


The mission of the EMPA program is to prepare leaders of exceptional capability and integrity who are committed to serving their communities and improving public service organizations. The Romney Institute of Public Management will accomplish this by:

Curricular Structure

EMPA students gain solid general management skills during the 45-credit, three-year course of study, attending class one night a week.

Major requirements Complete the following core courses: 603 Accounting 612 Economic Decision Making for Managers 626 Budgeting & Finance 630 Statistical Analysis 632 Applied Decision Analysis 638 Public Services Management 640 Human Resource Management 641 Organizational Behavior 662 Communication in Public Administration 664 Writing Practicum 682 Ethics for Management 683 Legal Issues in Public Administration 684 Administrative Environment 685 Management Strategy 686 Public Administration Capstone

Graduate Catalog

Learning Outcomes


The Brigham Young University Master of Public Administration (BYU MPA and EMPA) programs prepares students for work in public service, including professional and voluntary work in government, nonprofit/NGO and public interest-oriented private sector positions. Graduates of the Brigham Young University MPA programs will exhibit four core competencies that will enable them to exercise good governance in public service organizations:

Public Service Values

BYU EMPA graduates demonstrate an understanding of, passion for, and commitment to public service values, including reverence for the dignity and worth of all people and dedication to ethical governance.

Courses that Contribute: MPA 623 MPA 633 MPA 675 P MGT 659R
Linked to BYU Aims: Faith and testimony, Gospel knowledge, Lifelong service
Quantitative Analysis

BYU EMPA graduates are skilled at evaluating programs and policies. They know how to gather data, correctly analyze it, and employ the analysis to recommend policy and programmatic action in public service organizations. 

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Quantitative reasoning, Competence, Lifelong service
Communication

BYU EMPA graduates effectively convey verbal and written information with the polish and professionalism appropriate for the public service context. They listen to and promote understanding among people with diverse viewpoints.

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively, Human knowledge, Character
Teamwork & Collaboration

BYU EMPA graduates know how to leverage the power of a team. They conduct effective, agenda-based team meetings, and promote mutual accountability with teammates and collaborative partners.  

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Communicate effectively, Competence, Character

Evidence of Learning


The Brigham Young University Master of Public Administration (BYU MPA and EMPA) programs prepares students for work in public service, including professional and voluntary work in government, nonprofit/NGO and public interest-oriented private sector positions. 

Indirect Measures

Exit Surveys

Alumni Surveys

Donation Rates

 

Direct Measures

Community Partner Project Reports & Presentations

Team Performance

Capstone Project Reports & Presentations

Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement


Romney Institute faculty regularly review course performance and all other performance information. A retreat is held annually to confer and establish the year's agenda for review and improvement. During the year the faculty meet regularly to discuss progress and what has been learned and agree on necessary improvements.