Apr 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management and Finance Concentration

The management and finance concentration prepares students for careers in what has traditionally been called the public service. Where this once meant a government job, today’s public service is far more dynamic. Graduates may find themselves working for a government and interacting regularly with private companies, consultants, and nonprofit organizations; or, they might work outside government in organizations that also pursue public goals. While management and finance graduates often work as analysts, this track is best suited for students who see themselves eventually in roles that involve leadership and management. The coursework has an analytical, problem-solving orientation, and focuses on the effective management of people, programs, resources, and information in complex environments. This concentration concludes with a capstone experience requiring the application of classroom knowledge to a challenging problem or issue facing a government or nonprofit organization.