China Master of Public Administration

Program Description

The intensive one-year China MPA program is designed for the students from China. Applications for admission to the program are individually evaluated by the MPA Admissions Committee. To be admitted to the program, an applicant is expected to meet the following criteria:

The curriculum has 13 courses, including the required courses for all of our MPA students, plus a customized concentration in city management. All courses will be taught by highly-qualified experts in the respective areas.

Courses and Descriptions

This course examines application of the Internet for public management. It covers web-based service delivery, online governance, the technological divide, and the changing role of public managers.

This course examines management and governance in nonprofit organizations. It covers issues relevant to various types of third-sector organizations: volunteer management, membership, fundraising, relationships with boards of directors, faith-based organizations, grant management, service delivery, philanthropies and missions, finance and reporting requirements, and performance.

This course examines the social, economic, governmental and physical systems that support cities. It begins by examining why cities exist and the economic functions they serve. Then it examines land use patterns, location, density and urban governmental structures/forms, followed with an overview of transportation, housing, environmental concerns, education and health.

This course examines methods of planning, management and public service provision in urban areas. It begins by examining the theories and principles of government regulation and intervention with a focus on urban planning and policy analysis. It then examines institutional structures and processes to deal with urban needs and problems, including approaches to evaluation, regulation and finance.

Evaluation and Completion

Students in the program are evaluated using homework assignments, quizzes, tests, exams, papers, projects, etc. Instructions will be in English. Instructors will provide help to students in the form of tutoring and discussions during their office hours.

After meeting all degree requirements, the students will receive the MPA degree, which is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) – the well-recognized global accreditor of MPA degree programs. The students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in all the 13 courses. Any course with a grade below C must be retaken.

This program is established under a contractual agreement between the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Capital University of Economics and Business. For more information please contact Dr. Yonghong Wu, Associate Professor and Director of International Programs at yonghong@uic.edu, or the School of Economics at the Capital University of Economics and Business at uicmpa@126.com.

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