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Public administration is concerned with the implementation of governmental policy that serves the wide population, carrying political activity and decision into actions and developing public programmes for the well-being of the society and the citizens. The aims of public administration are linked to democratic values like equality, security and justice.

Public administration makes use of several other 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, working in governmental institutions, departments and agencies.

After pursuing a course degree in public administration, graduates should be able to analyse the nature and the causes of social problems, understand interests and values of various stakeholders, design solutions to problems and implement or mediate the implementation of the solution.

Graduates of a public administration degree can follow the following careers: charity officer, civil service administrator, local government officer, social researcher, education or health care administrator, public affairs/administration consultant, urban planner, budget analyst, labour relation specialist.

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