Work-Compatible | Accelerated Format

  • 18 month program
  • 13 total courses
    • Foundation Week: 6-day Residency (housing provided for all students regardless of location)
    • Remaining 12 courses are every 4-6 weeks for a full weekend (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Courses are preceded and followed by online reading and assignments

Curriculum | Topics | Approach

  • Combines academic research and theory with practical application
    • Apply lessons to their real-world experiences in their assignments—tools you can actually use back at work on Monday
  • Curriculum is iterative and cumulative; topics are all approached from a perspective of higher level management competencies: strategic planning, decision making, capacity building, and leadership development
  • No exams, no 40-page research papers
  • Final assignment is an original case study that synthesizes program lessons around a significant adaptive challenge
  • Classes feature rich discussions of best practices from a diverse body of experienced mid-career students, evaluating lessons learned in class by their own knowledge “from the trenches”
  • Instructors are experienced academics, researchers, and seasoned practitioners

Questions about the course schedule or curriculum? Contact our Executive MPA office at execmpa@uw.edu or 206.616.0778.