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MPA in Management of Engineering and Technology

The Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Management of Engineering and Technology program offered at Northcentral University is designed to give students a broad understanding of public administration with a focus on productivity and technology management. Read more about this online MPA program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Management of Engineering and Technology

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Interested students of the Master of Public Administration in Management of Engineering and Technology program at Northcentral University should have an interest or previous knowledge of engineering and technology as well as the desire to combine those fields with a career in public administration. All master's level programs at Northcentral University require a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The MPA in Management of Engineering and Technology program at Northcentral University is designed to teach students principles of productivity and how to improve it using technology in the context of public administration. Specialization courses also cover topics in quality management, environmental systems management, emerging technologies, and managing R&D processes. In the foundational public administration courses, students have the opportunity to learn about how government programs and organizations function, common challenges in leading an public organization, finance and human resource management for the public sector, and organizational behavior. Students will be required to complete coursework as well as a capstone project that will assess the students' learning in the area of their specialty.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Northcentral University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Public Administration with a Specialization in Management of Engineering and Technology:

The coursework of NCU's Master of Public Administration program with a Management of Engineering and Technology specialization begins with a foundation of public administration courses and then builds upon it with specialty courses specifically focused on management of engineering and technology. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (27 credits)

  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Government and the Public Interest
  • Public Sector Human Resources Management
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Quality Management in Public Administration
  • Public Policy Process
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Survey of Research Methods
  • Capstone Seminar

Specialty Courses (9 credits)

  • Students select 3 of the following courses
    • Principles of Productivity
    • Applied Systems Theory
    • Quality Management
    • Improving Productivity Through Technology
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Management of Technology
    • Managing the Research and Development Organization

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing a Master's of Public Administration in Management of Engineering and Technology at Northcentral University, graduates may wish to further their studies with a doctorate-level degree. There are many doctoral programs that have the possibility of further enhancing the career opportunities of graduates by preparing them for advanced leadership roles, postsecondary teaching positions, or careers in research or public policy.

Some possible degree options include:

  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership

Career Paths:

The MPA - Management of Engineering and Technology program is designed to equip students for leadership roles in public organizations. Their specialty in engineering and technology management could prepare graduates to influence organizations on how to apply technology in order to improve efficacy and productivity. Some possible careers that graduates could consider include:

  • Leader / manager of a public organization
  • Public service program consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Government program coordinator
  • Management analyst

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