Programme Description The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for mature students and aims to provide high quality of study to recipients who aspire to become leaders in the field of Public Administration. Therefore, it is a programme... Read More | Share it now!
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Master of Public Administration (MPA)
For successful completion of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) students are required to attend eight (8) courses and to write one dissertation. The courses are divided into four semesters, two courses per semester.
The Dissertation takes the form of solving specific problems that students face in their work and/or relates to sectoral policies that are part of the operation of the Public Sector. The work is supervised by scientific experts, whose involvement has ensured the Neapolis University.
Thus provided a special care to the student and develops a closer relationship between him and his supervisor/expert, which may even lead to future cooperation.
Additionally, students will have the opportunity to attend seminars on cutting-edge issues related to Public Administration, under the Open Public Affairs Management Seminar, which will be conducted at regular intervals by distinguished experts and Public Administration member from both the interior and abroad who will be invited specifically for this purpose.
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) enriches the academic interests of students and strengthens their skills so that they themselves can create a career in the public service and to meet the challenges of such a career. Linking theory and practice is one of the main subjects of the postgraduate program.
Duration of studies
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) lasts four semesters. Courses are taught in Greek.
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 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 public and private sector. It aims to create officers responsive to the changes of Educational Administration and adaptable to the challenges they encounter during their professional life.
The Programme aims to provide 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.
- Introduction to Public Administration
- Financial Management for Public Sector
- Leadership and Organizational Behaviour in the Public Sector
- Managing Financial Resources in the Public Sector
- Human Resource Management in the Public Sector
*The electives in the Master Public Administration are leading in specializations (General Administration, Educational Administration or Healthcare Management), as chosen by the student at the beginning of the third semester of study.
The Course Structure of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) is as following
|MPA500||Introduction to Public Administration||7.5|
|MPA510||Financial Management for Public Sector||7.5|
|MPA520||Leadership and Organizational Behaviour in the Public Sector||7.5|
|MPA530||Financial Resources Management in the Public Sector||7.5|
|MPA540||Human Resource Management in the Public Sector||7.5|
|MPA550||Public Sector Management||7.5|
|ΜΡΑ570||Planning Public Policy Evaluation and Implementation||7.5|
|MRA560||Strategic Planning and Effectiveness|
of the Public Sector
|ΜΡΑ601||Principles of Management and Administration of Health Services||7.5|
|MRA604||Communication and Collaboration in School Units||7.5|
|MRA602||Applied Methods of Organization and Management|
Of Health Services
|MRA603||Health Systems and Health Policy||7.5|
|MRA605||School Administration and Management||7.5|
|MRA606||Design and Development of Detailed programs||7.5|
|* Possibility of replacing two compulsory courses with 2 electives|