Scheme of Studies (Masters Program 2 Years) MPA

Master of Public Administration
(2 year Program)

1. Overview

A very competitive degree in the administrative and management sciences equip students to work in public, development and private sectors of economy at both managerial and leadership positions. The MPA curriculum has been designed to develop professionals, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping local, national and international environment and who have the analytical and critical thinking skills to apply their knowledge to real world situations. The curriculum provides students with qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and leadership skills required by modern organizations. The MPA curriculum has been developed with the inputs from public officials, development and corporate sector professionals, thus, providing an edge over all other degrees offered by administrative and management sciences.

The applied, problem-based approach blends new theoretical developments and practice. Using case approach in majority of the courses, students develop their strategic decision making skills.

2. Program Objectives

The MPA program combines extensive coverage of the filed with a strong focus on managing public organizations and leadership skills. Students are exposed to policy and management problems facing public organizations, or related non-profit and private organizations. The program objectives are:

  1. Enhance ability to understand, analyze and control organizational environment for effectiveness and promote positive change in the public and nonprofit sectors;
  2. Maintain an applied and professional oriented curriculum by incorporating views of professionals working in public, nonprofit and private sectors;
  3. Prepare competent administrators and leaders of integrity who engage and improve diverse communities;
  4. Prepare students to initiate and facilitate interactions between public, nonprofit and corporate sectors and provide ethical and workable solutions to societal needs;
  5. Prepare students to work across public, nonprofit, and corporate sectors;
  6. Develop professional practices and analytical and leadership skills in students through classroom instruction and experiential learning activities;
  7. Create a collaborative environment of excellence in instruction, research and service.