The field of Public Administration is concerned with the implementation of governmental policy that serves the wide population; it carries political activity and decision into actions or public programmes for the well-being of the society and the citizens. The aims of this filed are linked to democratic values like equality, security and justice. The public servants or the civil servants are the people working in public administration in governmental institutions, departments and agencies. Public administration makes use of several other disciplines in order to successfully achieve its goals, disciplines such as organisational behaviour and theory, finances, human resources, politics, law and even ethics and philosophy. Comparable to Business Administration, Public Administration distinguishes itself through the non-profit orientation of the administrative activity. Like an MBA, a Master in Public Administration (MPA) is vital for students willing to pursue successful careers in the public sector. An MPA student studies governmental policy, international affairs, administrative law and is an expert in participatory democracy.
A good public servant is characterised by integrity, ethical behaviour, respect and consideration towards peers, trustworthiness, commitment and resilience.
Today’s public administrators face challenge and change as never before. From migration and technology to globalisation, a range of issues are transforming the field of public administration. In the public, private and voluntary sectors, professionals who understand the complexities of modern government are in demand. Our online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree programme provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you need to move your career forward in 21st century public administration.
Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden Universitys Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations. Examine current research in the field as you position yourself to promote collaboration across agencies and departments.
The 100% online Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Liverpool is designed for professionals in the public and non-profit sectors who want to manage and contribute to social change around the globe. International in flavour, this online masters degree programme encourages students to compare and question accepted public administration models, to explore global topics like crime and clean water and to find out what works best in their own local environment.
Our Master of Public Administration Program is designed to prepare students to be leaders and managers in the public and non-profit sectors. The program combines theoretical foundations with practical skills to prepare students to be effective in a dynamic and increasingly diverse public affairs environment. Students have the option to take courses online, on-campus, or through a combination of the two.
The Master's Study Programme in "Administration" strives to follow contemporary developments and trends in administrative systems within which, in addition to the concepts of "New Public Management", the principles of management, economics, organisation and informatics of the public sector are gaining in importance, as they form the superstructure of administrative law. The study programme offers students skills for in-depth independent research work and autonomous solving of complex expert and scientific issues.
This Masters in Urban Transport is designed to educate students to meet the needs of cities and urban areas in planning and managing surface transport systems. The programme will provide students with the opportunity to critically engage with theory and practice in relation to working for governmental organisations and private sector consultancies in the area of transport.
This two-year programme, belonging to the class ‘Public Administration Sciences’ (LM-63), aims to create professionals who will be able to react to the new demands for efficiency, efficacy and economy in complex administrative structures. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach and provides students with transversal analytical skills.
Whether looking to advance your career in homeland security, industrial security, criminal investigation, law enforcement or public safety, Herzing University - Online's Public Safety Leadership master's degree program provides students with the necessary leadership and business skills to manage people and facilities in this field.
Students are admitted into a summer, fall or spring cohort and courses are taken in a specific sequence. Sequences will be provided upon admission or can be viewed at To build a systematic knowledge base, Group A courses (designated with an asterisk) should be taken before Group B courses.
The Master of Public Management (MPM) is a postgraduate mid-career 12-month full-time Master’s program taught in English. Launched in April 1999, it was the first of its kind in Germany. Broader than the conventional curriculum for public administration, the interdisciplinary program incorporates a.o. the study of international public policy, public management, global environmental policy and human resource management
Aim of the study program is to prepare highly qualified public policy and public administration specialists, who could critically analyze and effectively solve public sector organization management, activity improvement and other questions, identify public policy problems, critically analyze human resource management, public sector economics, administrative law, e-government, social and demographic process, delivery of public services specifics and processes.
Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization through Walden Universitys M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. From fundraising to volunteer recruitment, this program addresses the needs and concerns of contemporary nonprofits. Explore the management skillsincluding budgetingthat nonprofits rely on to carry out their missions. Discover how you can promote positive social change with this online masters degree.