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The New York Daily News recently highlighted the Fordham University Masters in Elections and Campaign Management, one of the few programs in the country that trains people to become professional campaign managers.
“They learn what we know about voting behavior and voter psychology and political institutions from an academic point of view,” Fordham professor Costas Panagopoulos told the Daily News.
“Political campaigns have gotten increasingly professionalized over the past few decades, so you need people with specialized skills to be able to manage them effectively,” Panagopoulos said. “We’re talking about an industry that spends tens of billions of dollars, and to allocate those resources efficiently and effectively requires people with specialized training.”
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