2021-2022 University Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Administration, Management Information Systems Concentration, M.P.A.

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Master of Public Administration, M.P.A.

Format of Courses

Courses in the MPA are offered in multiple formats: online, traditional face-to-face classroom, and blended. Students may complete their degree using any combination of formats.

Courses of Study

Students are required to take a series of eight core public administration courses in the Master of Public Administration program. In addition, from the program areas, students select one as a concentration area. With approval, a student may take a PA 504 internship course to replace a course in the Master of Public Administration program.

Sequential Degree

This program is a participant of the Sequential Degree option.

Management Information Systems Concentration

The Management Information Systems concentration offers a unique combination of business intelligence and industry standards through practical project-oriented instruction. The rationale is to produce quality graduates with in-depth knowledge and hands-on understanding of the essentials of managing today’s information technology systems. Students study the foundations of business so they can apply management information system technology to create efficient, effective business enterprises capable of competing in a global setting.

In addition, students are exposed to the concepts and applications of data analytics, security and privacy of big data, and project management as they pertain to system architecture and a firm’s ability to answer complicated business questions.

Graduation Requirements

Park University confers the Master of Music, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science degrees at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for Park University courses.
  • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major as outlined in this catalog.
  • Completion of all earned credit with no more than 2 grades of C earned.
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation.

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