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Executive Education

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Master's Degree Programs for Experienced Professionals


Your years of experience demand a tailored curriculum to advance your professional knowledge as you serve the public good in a changing environment. Experienced professionals looking to fill gaps in their resume, advance their career or internationalize their expertise will benefit from the Maxwell School’s accelerated master's program designed especially for midcareer executives. Make the step and advance your career with a master’s degree that is tailored to your specific needs and professional goals.

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Need a midcareer boost? Explore our Certificates of Advanced Study


We offer a variety of regional, topical and skills-based Certificates of Advanced Study (CAS) to help you focus and refine your expertise. Some CAS can be earned as part of a master's program while others can be earned independent of a degree. Learn to use data to formulate and analyze policy, deepen your knowledge of effective public management practices, develop techniques to promote collaboration and resolve conflicts, broaden your expertise in a specific region of the world, and more.

Flexible Programs, Short-Format Courses


For professionals who may not otherwise have time or opportunity to go back to school, the Maxwell School offers a range of innovative pathways for lifelong learning, continuing education and career advancement. From intensive, short courses, to online training and customized programs, there’s a program to address an array of individual circumstances and needs.


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Workplace Training and Workshops


Executive Education has over five decades of experience training tens of thousands of professionals from every region of the world and is the chief facilitator for Maxwell’s training and technical assistance initiatives, offering a wealth of experience and knowledge.

We are renowned for our customized training programs which typically run from one to six weeks and are offered in the U.S., online and around the world. The majority of our programs focus on elements of leadership, policy analysis, governance and public management for professionals who wish to improve specific skill sets while learning about the latest innovation and research in their field.


Executive Education
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