Brigham Young University- George W. Romney Institute of Public Management

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About Us

Inside the nourishing environment of BYU and the Marriott School of Management, the Romney Institute aims to strengthen that "rededication to the common good" among students and faculty. Only at BYU can you find the blend of secular and spiritual learning that supports a broad, rich view of civic duty and service to mankind. mission,

The mission of the Romney Institute's MPA program is to prepare leaders of exceptional capability and integrity who are committed to serving their communities and improving public service organizations. The Romney Institute of Public Management will accomplish this by:

  • Attracting men and women of faith and character who demonstrate professional promise and a commitment to improving the organizations in which they work;
  • Imparting the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to effectively lead public service organizations;
  • Providing students with opportunities to explore and identify career choices and achieve their public service goals;
  • Recruiting and supporting high caliber faculty who produce quality scholarship relevant to public service practice.

Graduates from the Romney Institute have proven themselves to be catalysts for good within their families, organizations, churches, and communities--skilled leaders who value integrity, who measure success by an eternal yardstick, and who expend significant energy in the service of others. These are the people who make our world a better place.

The Romney Institute’s MPA degree is highly recognized for its rigorous management core, focus on ethics, practical emphasis, and collaborative approach to learning. The program’s integrated curriculum prepares students to meet the demands of public service with a strong understanding of management. This is the special combination that makes our graduates effective leaders in the public arena.

There are three options for earning the degree: (1) The full-time program prepares students to enter the public administration field for the first time. (2) Combine our full-time program with a law degree for increased career options. (3) For those who’ve spent time in the work force, the Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) provides a distinguished professional program that leverages work experience. MPA students specialize in management in a variety of fields including: social innovation, local government, federal government, and nonprofit management.