The age of her children, and the length of her husband's medical school training/residency, has made me decide that she earned a college degree before she married.
For the sake of the backstory, I am assuming:
1) she received a liberal arts BA, which would help her develop critcal thinking, analytical skills, and communication skills -- while still being a generalist, and
2) after her children were in school, she entered a Masters program, which meant commuting a couple of days a week to Denver.
The question is, what kind of Masters program would help her be qualified for her position as mayor/city manger? She would need training in:
(and anything else related you can think of)
I don't want her to have an MBA.
I think there are several possibilities, but would like your input on this.
ETA: Thanks a lot for your help!