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Public Administration

Neapolis University Pafos
Paphos, Cyprus
Full-time
€7,500.00€6,000.00total
360 Points
Duration
2 Years
Language
Greek

Program Description

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a program of high academic caliber. Designed for adult students aspiring to become leaders within the civil service, the MPA enables and empowers existing and prospective civil servants with the skills needed to excel and remain competitive in the field. Students acquire the academic and managerial skills needed to adapt to a perpetually evolving workplace, to successfully surmount challenges, and how to stay-on-top of innovations in the field.

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Insitute (TEI)
6
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
ID Certified Copy
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Objective of the Program

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a program of high academic caliber. Designed for adult students aspiring to become leaders within the civil service, the MPA enables and empowers existing and prospective civil servants with the skills needed to excel and remain competitive in the field. Students acquire the academic and managerial skills needed to adapt to a perpetually evolving workplace, to successfully surmount challenges, and how to stay-on-top of innovations in the field.

An experiential academic approach underlies the program’s academic philosophy with students’ “on-the-job” practitioner experiences juxtaposed, analyzed and synthesized within the program’s existing curriculum.

This broader, holistic approach serves to both expand and deepen student’s knowledge of the managerial and political practices of the public sector.

Widely recognized as a complex field of study, The Master of Public Administration covers many subject areas: Public sector organization, legislation & policy, fiscal & economic issues, human resource (personnel) management and sector intrinsic issues from the National & Regional Health, Education, Environment, Defense sectors, and issues relating to the European Union.

The program’s objectives are developing the requisite knowledge, understanding and abilities which foster the effective development and management of civil service sectors, in addition to an in-depth understanding of larger political pictures shaping the public sector as a whole.

Through these methods, the MPA equips and empowers its students with the analytical, reasoning, computational, and leadership skills required to excel within an ever evolving, and highly competitive field.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) enriches students’ knowledge whilst simultaneously providing the skills and aptitudes needed to either build or enhance an existing career in the public sector. Graduates of the programme leave equipped with the tools required to meet and overcome professional challenges. One of the program’s many fundamental strengths is its combination of academic theory with students’ own career experience.

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Course Structure

The successful completion of the program requires students to attend eight (8) courses and submit a successful dissertation. Courses are divided into four semesters, two per semester.

Dissertation

Students’ dissertations will be concerned with either unique problem-solving methods, and/or sectoral politics of one or more public sector domains. The dissertation review board is comprised of field specialists working in collaboration with Neapolis University in Cyprus. Student’s academic needs are cared for whilst establishing strong professional relationships between students, teachers and supervisors.

These relationships often lead to future professional collaboration. Students follow vital “Public Sector Themes: Open Seminars”, conducted on a regular basis by highly experienced specialists from the Cypriote public sector and abroad.

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Curriculum

Semester 1

Introduction to Public Administration

Financial Management for Public Sector

Semester 2

Leadership and Organizational Behaviour in the Public Sector

Financial Resources Management in the Public Sector

Semester 3

Human Resource Management in the Public Sector

Public Sector Management

Semester 4

Planning Public Policy Evaluation and Implementation

Strategic Planning and Effectiveness of the Public Sector

Dissertation

Electives Courses

Principles of Management and Administration of Health Services
Communication and Collaboration in School Units
Applied Methods of Organization and Management Of Health Services
Health Systems and Health Policy
School Administration and Management
Design and Development of Detailed programs

* Possibility of replacing two compulsory courses with 2 electives

Specializations

General Administration

Those who choose the following courses that are offered in the third and fourth semester of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) can specialize in ”General Administration”:

  • Management of the Public Sector
  • Strategic Planning and Effectiveness in the Public Sector
  • Planning Public Policy: Evaluation and Implementation

The Postgraduate Programme in General Management Officers is addressed to the narrow public sector, Parastatals, Independent Agencies, Local Authorities etc. This Specialization aims to create functional officers to the changes of the General Administration and adapt to new demands and challenges imposed by the prevailing conditions. The Programme aims to provide a high quality of study and is taught by Cypriot and foreign Greek-speaking teachers.

The curriculum of this Specialization covers different thematic fields related to public policies, financial matters, human resources, health, education, environment, safety, EU matters etc. For this reason, the theme of this programme was designed in a way that explores the basics of Public Administration and Public Policy at these multiple levels and prepares students to assume ever-increasing (and complex) responsibilities in the field of Public Administration.

Public Educational Administration

Those students who wish to follow this specialization of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) have to attend the following courses, which are taught in the third and fourth semester:

  • Administration and Management of School Units
  • Communication and Cooperation at School
  • Planning and Development of Analytical Curricula

This Specialization is aimed at teachers of the public and private sector. It aims to create officers responsive to the changes in Educational Administration and adaptable to the challenges they encounter during their professional life. The Programme aims to provide a high quality of study and covers areas relating to public policies, financial matters, human resources and issues of health, environment and education policy of the European Union.

For this reason, the theme of this programme was designed in a way that explores the basics of Educational Administration and Public Policy at these multiple levels and prepares students to take a leading role in Educational Sector.

Management of Public Health Care

Those who choose the following courses that are offered in the third and fourth semester of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) can follow the Specialization of “Management of Public Health Care”:

  • Systems of Health and Health Policies
  • Applied Methods of Organization and Management for Health Services
  • Administration and Management of Health Services

The Postgraduate Programme in Healthcare Management is aimed at physicians, nurses, administrators, health units, executives from within the health sector public and private sector. It aims to create officers, responsive to the changes in Healthcare Management and adapt to the challenges they encounter during their careers.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) provides high-quality studies covering different thematic areas relating to the health sector, such as functionality and administration of hospitals, family public policies, financial matters, human resources, and issues of the European Union. For this reason, the subjects of this programme were designed in a way that explores the basics of relationship management of Health Units and certain Public Policies.

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