Political Science Department

Master of Public Administration - Employer Survey

This survey is designed to assist the Master of Public Administration program evaluate how employers perceive our program’s graduates. We are attempting to identify those areas of weakness and strength that exist in our MPA education. Please read each statement carefully and place only one check mark on each line. Any additional information you could provide would be helpful. Thank you for your participation.

Please provide the following information:
Objective 1 - MPA graduate’s abilities to apply knowledge of academic public administration.
The employee being evaluated successfully used public administration concepts in these situations.
  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not applicable
I. Public administration theories
II. Decision making and problem solving
III. Budgeting and financial management skills
IV. Personnel and human resources management
V. Policy analysis and implementation
VI. Program administration
VII. Information Technology

Objective 2 - MPA graduate’s abilities to resolve practical in-service issues.
The MPA graduate being evaluated succeeded in the ordinary skills situations.
  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not applicable
I. Ability to achieve agencyobjectives
II. Time management skills
III. Ability to interpret data
IV. Ability to work with data and accomplish value- added objectives
V. Ability to match skills to specific situations as required
VI. Ability to identify issues and formulate resolutions
VII. Good written and verbal communication skills
VIII. Ability to prepare an effective oral presentation

Obective 3 – MPA graduate’s adjustment to societal values.
Do MPA graduate persuade that they are committed to the following?
  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not applicable
I. Knowledge of contemporary issues
II. Continually improving their information technology skills
III. Ethical analysis of all situations
IV. Ability to work together effectively as a team member

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