Masters in Public Administration

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.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Public Administration (MPA) Public Administration (MPA)
  • Any time
  • National $ 1,222 per module
  • International $ 1,222 per module
  • 29 months

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.

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Master of Public Administration Master of Public Administration
  • Jan 2016
  • Aug 2016
    Not specified
  • 30 months

The online Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the UK’s University of Birmingham prepares you with a practical understanding of public leadership that you can apply on a local, regional and global level.

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International Public Administration International Public Administration
  • Oct 2015
  • National € 600 per semester
  • International € 600 per semester
  • 18 months

The aim of this course is to provide students, employees in the public and private sector as well as people considering a career change with an education that will prepare them for employment in International Organizations, the Diplomatic Service or in positions where knowledge of the International System and its functions is important.

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Public Administration Public Administration
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 24 months

Walden University’s Master of Public Administration enables you to deliver quality services to citizens as a successful leader in public administration. Learn effective ways to balance budgets, write and negotiate contracts, manage conflict, and build partnerships.

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Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management (Public Management and Leadership) Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management (Public Management and Leadership)
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 21 months

Walden University’s Master in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management offers law enforcement or criminal justice professionals the opportunity to prepare for executive management roles or careers in education and consulting. The Public Management and Leadership specialization analyses the role leaders play in the criminal justice system and offers them practical skills to meet the complex challenges they have to face.

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Human Services (Human Services Administration) Human Services (Human Services Administration)
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 18 months

The M.S. in Human Services from Walden University prepares you to start initiating change in your community by improving the quality of life of individuals and training you as a leader in various administrative roles. The Human Services Administration specialization prepares competent leaders who can manage teams, which can initiate social change in the community.

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Executive MBA Executive MBA
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • 21 months

You've already achieved considerable success in your career - so why pursue more education now? The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the David Eccles School of Business allows you to take your career and your company's initiatives to the next level by arming you with new theories and knowledge you can immediately implement within your organization. The best part? The program's structure allows you to balance your education with your existing work and life commitments.

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Public Administration-Capstone Option (Human Resources) Public Administration-Capstone Option (Human Resources)
  • Any time
  • National $ 350 per module
  • International $ 350 per module
  • 24 months

The Master of Public Administration degree program provides a unique program of study in administrative theory, the program and policy development process, and specific case studies in public policy. This degree program is designed to offer graduates of various undergraduate programs an opportunity to obtain high levels of proficiency of technical and managerial skills to enhance public service work.

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Management (Public Administration) Management (Public Administration)
  • Any time
  • National $ 350 per module
  • International $ 350 per module
  • Not specified

The Masters of Arts in Management prepares students to become authentic, transformational leaders capable of managing organizational change and effectiveness. Students will explore leadership and organizational management theories, concepts and practices necessary to become effective visionaries capable of developing strategic initiatives geared toward making an impact on organizations’ human capital, systems and processes.

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Master Public Management Master Public Management
  • Feb 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 13,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 13,500 per year
  • 30 months

The management of government and other public organisations is subject to increasingly high demands.

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Public Policy and Administration Public Policy and Administration
  • Jan 2016
  • Mar 2016
  • Jun 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 40,547 per module
  • International $ 40,547 per module
  • 24 months

Policy touches virtually every sphere of professional and personal life. In the MPPA program, students learn to navigate the larger world of policy, from broad philosophies to concrete applications. The program is ideal for those who wish to stand out in their fields by demonstrating creative leadership and critical thinking skills in the context of administrative policy.

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Public Administration-Capstone Option (Organizational Management) Public Administration-Capstone Option (Organizational Management)
  • Any time
  • National $ 350 per module
  • International $ 350 per module
  • 24 months

The Master of Public Administration degree program provides a unique program of study in administrative theory, the program and policy development process, and specific case studies in public policy. This degree program is designed to offer graduates of various undergraduate programs an opportunity to obtain high levels of proficiency of technical and managerial skills to enhance public service work.

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