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Double Your Degree 

By just taking one additional 3-credit class, you will complete a dual major in executive development and adult and community education

Kristen Bitzegaio, graduate of Ball State’s online master’s degree in executive development for public service

“I believe that you shouldn’t invest your time in something that won’t excite you every day.”

Kristen Bitzegaio,
graduate of Ball State’s online master’s degree in executive development for public service. Read her story.

Imagine an Executive Development Program Done Your Way

Are you an executive, manager, or supervisor for a government, not-for-profit, or for-profit organization? Are you looking for a master’s degree that will boost your leadership and administration skills? Do you envision a graduate program that not only surveys society and community but also focuses on the human behavior of individuals working for public service organizations? A program that also explores human relations principles and covers effective communication techniques?

Ball State’s master of arts in executive development for public service program is the answer to these questions. Plus, you have the  opportunity—depending on your career goals—to put your degree emphasis on business, communication, gerontology, political science, psychology, or other disciplines. Learn more reasons how an executive development degree can help you, as well as about career opportunities.

This degree could take you to settings such in industry, government, military, and health and human services.

Depending on the courses you take, the program can be taken all online or as a blend of online and live, on-site courses. Some of our classes are offered on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana, or in the Greater Indianapolis area.

Academic Advisor

Ruby Cain, Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Studies

Take the Next Step

Learn more about admission requirements and how to apply and the courses you will take for the master’s in executive development.