Monterey Institute of International Studies
What are the purpose and focus of the Monterey Institute’s MPA Program?

The Monterey MPA program prepares students to become effective leaders and managers in social change organizations engaged in development. Through coursework and practical field experiences, students integrate theory, knowledge, and skills. They also develop the personal traits of effective leaders and managers including adaptability, resourcefulness and critical self-reflection.

Leadership, in our view, occurs at every level of an organization's structure and is a shared function. Effective leaders create, manage, assess, and improve processes that enable people to join together to achieve shared objectives and accomplish extraordinary things in diverse, multicultural settings. Monterey MPA graduates are prepared to exercise effective leadership as soon as they launch or continue their careers.