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MPA Program Outcomes Matrix

The matrix below illustrates how the content and instructional strategies of all the courses in the MPA cover the 10 educational goals of the MPA program.  While different courses in the program emphasize different components of the educational goals of the overall program, the program is designed to achieve its educational goals by addressing those goals repeatedly within different contexts and with increasing levels of sophistication as a student moves through the cohort.

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Program Outcomes Matrix

Course No.

Course Title

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

MPA 610

Seminar in Public Administration and its Environment

^

X

X

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 620

Research Methods in Public Administration

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

^

X

MPA 630

Organization Theory and Human Behavior

 

X

^

^

X

 

 

 

^

 

MPA 644

Public Budgeting and Financial Administration

X

^

 

 

^

^

X

 

 

 

MPA 650

Public Policy Process

X

X

 

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Sector Management & Leadership Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 623A

Seminar in Effective Public Sector Management

 

X

X

 

X

^

 

 

X

^

MPA 623B

Approaches and methods in Program Evaluation

X

X

^

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 623D

Human Resources and the Basics of Competencies

 

 

 

 

X

^

 

X

 

 

 

 Measurement in Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 640

Public Policy Analysis

X

X

 

 

 

^

 

 

 

^

MPA 622A

Public Policy Implementation and Program Evaluation

X

X

^

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 632A

Organizational Leadership

X

^

 

 

X

^

 

 

^

 

MPA 632B

Strategic Management

^

^

 

X

X

 

 

 

^

 

MPA 632C

Communication in Public Organization

^

^

^

^

 

 

 

 

X

 

MPA 642B

Public Sector Labor Relations

 

^

 

 

^

 

 

X

 

 

MPA 643

Human Resources Management

 

^

^

 

^

 

 

X

^

 

MPA 622B

Management of Information Resources

 

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Profit Sector Management Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 632D

Overview of Non-Profit Organizational Management

^

^

X

 

 

^

 

 

 

 

MPA 632E

Strategic Planning, Needs Assessment and Program

 

 

 

X

X

^

 

 

^

 

 

Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 632F

Issues and Problems in Human Resources,

 

^

^

 

X

^

 

X

 

 

 

Board & Volunteer Management in Non-Profits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 632G

Non-Profit Finance & Financial Management

 

 

^

 

^

 

X

 

 

^

MPA 632H

Funding & Resource Development for Non-Profit

 

 

^

^

 

 

X

 

 

^

 

Organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 632I

Program Implementation & Management for

X

X

^

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Profit Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 640

Public Policy Analysis 

X

X

 

 

 

^

 

 

 

^

MPA 642A

Ethics & Professionalism            

 

^

 

 

^

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Policy Analysis & Management Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 612A

Intergovernmental Relations

^

^

 

X

^

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 622A

Policy Implementation & Program Evaluation

X

X

^

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 623A

Seminar in Effective Public Sector Management

 

X

X

 

X

^

 

 

X

^

MPA 623C

Performance Reporting Measures in Government

 

 

X

^

X

 

 

^

^

^

MPA 632B

Strategic Management

^

^

 

X

X

 

 

 

^

 

MPA 640

Public Policy Analysis

X

X

 

 

 

^

 

 

 

^

MPA 642A

Ethics & Professionalism

 

^

 

 

^

 

 

X

 

 

MPA 642D

Community & Economic Development

^

^

 

X

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Management & Productivity in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Sector Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 623A

Seminar in Effective Public Sector Management

 

X

X

 

X

^

 

 

X

^

MPA 623B

Approaches & Methods in Program Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 623D

Human Resources & the Basics of Competencies 

 

 

 

 

X

^

 

X

 

 

 

Measurement in Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 623C

Performance Reporting Measures in Government

 

 

X

^

X

 

 

^

^

^

MPA 623E

Performance Budgeting in the Public Sector

 

 

^

 

^

 

X

 

^

 

MPA 632B

Strategic Management

^

^

 

X

X

 

 

 

^

 

MPA 632C

Communication in the Public Organization

^

^

^

^

 

 

 

 

X

 

MPA 640

Public Policy Analysis    

X

X

 

 

 

^

 

 

 

^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA 697S

Comprehensive Examination Preparation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the chart below an “X” indicates that the educational goal is given primary emphasis in the course.  A “^” indicates that the educational goal is addressed in the course.