Intensives and Field Treks: Getting Offline and In Person
Three residential intensives allow EMPA students to have an in-person learning experience, connect with their peers across two EMPA cohorts, and enjoy the beauty of Cornell’s Ithaca, New York campus. Furthermore, a unique seminar in Comparative Public Administration offers the opportunity to take a joint course with residential MPA students and undertake a field trek abroad to learn from, and network with, senior practitioners across sectors.What you will study
The EMPA Capstone is the culminating project of the EMPA degree. The Capstone, which is overseen by a dedicated faculty member and a team of three Executives-in-Residence, brings a substantial project from a student’s practice into the program. This experience allows them to leverage the program’s faculty and networks to solve a pressing challenge their organization is confronting.EMPA Capstone
Alumni and senior practitioners teach in the program to ensure students are at the cutting edge of the field. Examples include coursework authored and taught by leaders in federal, state, and local government, as well as former United Nations executives.Our EMPA Team
As a seasoned nonprofit executive, I always felt like something was missing from my professional toolkit. Based on my experience, passion and future plans, I decided to pursue an MPA. As a passionate lifelong learner, I knew I wanted a program that would stretch me intellectually and give me frameworks and techniques for solving professional problems. The Executive MPA at Cornell fit with every one of my goals.
– Ashlie M. Bryant EMPA ’22, CEO and Co-Founder, 3Strands Global Foundation
Organizations students are coming from
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