Have an Answer?
I'm one semester from being finished with the MPA program at the University of Utah. I have taken classes in budget and finance, management, leadership, nonprofit advocacy, public relations, and board governance. I plan on working in the nonprofit or public sector for my career and I have met SO many people who have completed the degree, and their career paths vary so much. Marketing the degree to employers is an easy task because the program entails a lot of community engaged learning. So rather than studying subjects, you will have the opportunity to actually complete projects for nonprofits as an MPA student. For example, I can tell an employer I can manage grassroots lobbying plan or draft and manage a budget because I've completed those projects with real nonprofits using those necessary job skills.