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Key Executive Leadership Programs

Challenging good managers to become extraordinary leaders since 1975...

Key Executive Leadership Programs

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 45 years.

The Key Executive Leadership Programs curriculum is aligned with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and works to promote a residential experience that lasts a lifetime.

The Key Executive MPA is nationally ranked #4 by U.S. News.


  • Masters Public Administration

    Ranked #4 in the U.S. News and World Report (2021), Key is the global public sector leadership program of choice because it challenges good managers to become extraordinary leaders who build an environment for organized success.

    Established in 1975, the Key Executive Leadership Program is a graduate course of study in the skills, knowledge, and values needed by top-level public executives and offers participants the perspectives and competencies necessary for effective performance in high level executive work

    More Information » www.american.edu/spa/key/mpa.cfm




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    4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20016
    United States
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