Students with at least five years of increasingly-responsible career and leadership experience may apply for the Executive M.P.A. (EMPA) degree program. This 30-month cohort version of the MPA program is designed to prepare experienced high-potential professionals and managers for executive and community leadership roles in government, nonprofit and health care organizations. The E.M.P.A. program includes a number of unique learning and professional development experiences and resources, including executive coaching, immersion courses, and issue-oriented residencies in locations such as Cape Town, South Africa and Washington D.C.
An executive format of the Master of Public Affairs degree (M.P.A.), the Executive M.P.A. is an accelerated degree program designed to enable senior public service and nonprofit professionals to move their careers forward as innovative leaders and executives.
The public and nonprofit sectors of Kansas City employ approximately half of the region’s workforce, and the leaders and executives of these agencies are responsible for addressing many of the most important and complicated of regional needs. To be successful, these agencies require the most talented of entrepreneurial and innovative leaders, and the Bloch Executive M.P.A. is the only degree program in the region designed especially to meet the needs and interests of these leaders.