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The Key Executive Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Key Executive Leadership Certificate have transformed good managers into extraordinary leaders for more than 35 years.

Aligned with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Key Executive Leadership MPA and Certificate prepares mid-career professionals at the level of GS-13 and above (or NGO equivalent) to become effective, top-quality team and executive leaders.

Key Executive Leadership MPA

Ranked 8th in the U.S. News & World Report (2012), American University's Key Executive Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a 36-credit hour graduate course of study in the skills, knowledge, and values needed for effective performance as a top-level public executive. Read more »

The Key Executive Leadership Certificate

Based on the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) developed by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Key Executive Leadership Certificate is designed to provide a unique experience for enthusiastic and seasoned managers who have an interest in strengthening management skills, heighten leadership skills, and furthering their public service career. Read more »

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