Obtaining The GWU Master's of Professional Studies in Public Leadership with a Specialization in Multi-Sector Management, will advance your career and prepare you to step into a key public leadership position. There is a pressing need for leaders who are able to manage across sectors to achieve integrated performance among key service providers from government, private industry and the non-profit sectors.
In today's complex governing environment there are no longer distinct separations between "public administration" and "business management." Effective public leaders must be well-versed in both. By exploring theories, skills, and practices from a variety of disciplines, you will be able to create effective solutions for today’s organizational challenges, and build a knowledge base for tomorrow's opportunities.
Key program components include:
Blended Learning for Increased Flexibility: The program combines traditional classroom sessions with distance learning and independent projects. The blended learning format enables you to complete significant sections of the curriculum in a way that is tailored to your schedule.
Leadership Residency Intensives: Three leadership courses taught in five-day residential learning formats at our Alexandria, VA Graduate Education Center provide you with opportunities to expand your professional networks among fellow cohort members and government leaders.
Six Sigma Certification: You will earn a Green Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma Organizational Performance Improvement, with the option of earning Black Belt certification. This coveted certification is highly regarded and is a cornerstone of the President Obama's government performance improvement initiatives, as well as those in state and municipal governments and private industry.
Scholar Practitioners: Our faculty provide a rich blend of academic rigor and scholarly interests with real-world leadership and management experience. They are gifted in crafting and providing executive education experiences which both expand student perspectives and enable effective application to leadership challenges.