Villanova University's Master of Public Administration program bridges the gap between theory and practice by equipping public service professionals with practical, real-world skills needed to lead and manage at all levels of nonprofit, public and private sectors.
Graduates of the Villanova MPA are equipped with:
The structures and dynamics of public service organizations
Human capital management strategies and best practices in nonprofit and public sector organizations
Leadership ethics and values-based decision-making techniques
Statistical tools for analyzing data and conducting research
Budgeting, accounting and the financial management of public and nonprofit organizations
Effective management practices for government and nonprofit leaders and the role of strategic planning and management
Students enrolled in the MPA degree program have the option to simultaneously pursue a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management as a specialization within their degree, or as a standalone credential.
With a certificate in Nonprofit Management, you'll learn:
Financial management of government and nonprofit organizations
Fundraising, development plans, mission and readiness factors and benchmarking
Effective nonprofit leadership ethics and management strategies
Earn your degree in two years
Same faculty as on campus with live weekly classes
Three graduate certificate options including Nonprofit Management, City Management and Public Administration
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Accredited Program
Learn the core competencies needed to effectively lead, manage and serve in the field of public administration.