A successful organization—the kind that can contribute to solving big problems—requires strong leadership, particularly at the managerial and executive levels. With a concentration in Public Management, you will be prepared for a leadership role in a variety of public, private, and nonprofit settings. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked us #2 in the nation in this area.
You’ll learn how policies are adopted and implemented, how the public bureaucracy operates in a democracy, and what goals, structures, and processes drive organizations. You’ll also develop vital skills such as strategic thinking, planning, management, personnel relations, technology, and the design, operation, and evaluation of successful work systems.