Master in Public Administration in General Management (MPA) (Distance Learning)

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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1.5 YEARS

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90 ECTS

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GREEK

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DISTANCE LEARNING

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVE OF THE MASTER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA) IN GENERAL MANAGEMENT

This Postgraduate Programme on General Management aims to provide high quality education to those aspiring to become the future leaders in this field.

The programme guides students to approach General Management empirically so newly-acquired knowledge and skills are to be mixed with experience and help with real-life problems of the local society. This approach is proven possible because the programme was designed with the ever-changing public policy and local self-government matters and the increased responsibilities of public leaders in mind.

In consequence, the students broaden and deepen their grasp on management matters and policy procedures. As a result the students acquire the much-needed knowledge and specialisation to effectively develop and manage the public resources at their disposal and understand the larger issues which determine policy and finance politics.

The Programme is suggested for:

  • Anyone wishing to seek lifelong learning, made feasible by the university’s open and distance learning structure,
  • anyone already working in the field of Management (public or private sector) wishing to develop personally and professionally,
  • anyone interested in working in the wide field of the Public Sector or Local Self-Government,
  • anyone interested in participating in educating and informing the personnel of their organisation,
  • Managers and staff in the public or private sector interested in the advancement of their organisation by effectively managing and developing their resources.

ADVANTAGES OF THE PROGRAMME

  • The international prestige and recognition of Neapolis University of Pafos.
  • Excellent academic staff with strong expertise in the taught subjects.
  • International collaborations with many Universities.
  • The flexibility of distance learning.
  • The use of advanced technology and resources.
  • The dynamic choice between synchronous and asynchronous distance education.
  • The adjustment of the MBA program to current market requirements and multiple business environments.
  • Competitive tuition fees.

TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS

This is a distance learning Programme. For each module students are required to attend a 3-hour class and between four and six 2-hour on-line meetings with the tutor. During the semester, students should study the educational material provided following a specific timeline.

For each module students are required to dedicate approximately 14 hours per week. Furthermore, for each module students must complete and submit two pieces of coursework.

At the end of the semester students must take written exams either at Neapolis University in Cyprus or at local partner examination centers in Cyprus or Greece.

In order for the student to succeed in a course he / she must achieve, in the written assignment as well as the final examination, a grade of at least 50/100. Students can retake an exam in case they fail. The final mark obtained for a module consists of the sum of the final written exam mark weighted by 0.7 and the average mark obtained from the two pieces of submitted coursework weighted by 0.3.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Semester 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DMPA 500Introduction to Public AdministrationCompulsory7,5
DMPA 510Public Sector Economics - Economic WelfareCompulsory7,5
DMPA 530Financial Resources Management in the Public SectorCompulsory7,5
DMPA 540Human Resources Management in the Public SectorCompulsory7,5

Semester 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DMPA 550 Management in the Public SectorCompulsory7,5
DMPA 560Strategic Planning and Effectiveness of the Public SectorCompulsory7,5
DMPA 570Public Policy Planning: Evaluation and ImplementationCompulsory7,5
DMPA 585European Governance and Negotiations ProceduresCompulsory7,5

Semester 3 - Choice A

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DΜΡΑ600DissertationCompulsory22,5
DMPA590Research Methodology of Social SciencesCompulsory7,5

Semester 3 - Choice B

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DMPA590Research Methodology of Social SciencesCompulsory7,5
DMPA 520Leadership and Organisational behaviorElective7,5
DMPA 580Administration and Local GovernmentElective7,5
DMPA 576Total Quality in Public AdministrationElective7,5
DMPA 601Principles of Health Care ManagementElective7,5

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be from an accredited university graduates with excellent knowledge of Greek and English.

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

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FACULTY & STAFF OF THE PROGRAMME

Christos Christodoulou-Volos

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Dr. Christos N. Christodoulou-Volos is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance and the Head of the Department of Economics and Business...

Anastasia Reppas

Professor of Educational Administration

Deputy Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Coordinator of the MPA: (Direction Educational Management)

Anastasia Athanasoula – Reppa is Professor of Educational Administration and Organizational Behavior at Neapolis University Pafos in Cyprus. She holds a PhD and Master’s degree from Panteion University...

Christos Papademetriou

Assistant Professor in Management - Human Resources Management

Coordinator of the Distance Master in Business Administration (DMBA)

Christos Papademetriou holds a doctorate (PhD) in Social Science from the University of Leicester, UK. The title of his thesis is “Investigating the Impact of Sequential Cross-Cultural Training on the Level of Sociocultural and Psychological Adjustment of Expatriate Mangers”...

Andreas Masouras

Assistant Professor in Communication and Marketing

Coordinator of the BSc Business Administration & Bachelor in Digital Business

Dr Andreas Masouras is Assistant Professor at Neapolis University in the fields of Marketing and Communication. He holds a PhD (Honors) from the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese...

Nikolaos Apostolopoulos

Visiting Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Neapolis University Pafos. He also acts as a Scientific Advisor at the Labour Institute (INE-GSEE)...

Charalampos Chrysomallidis

Lecturer in Public Policies

General Coordinator of the MPA

Charalampos Chrysomallidis is an Economist and Lecturer in Public Policies at the Neapolis University Pafos, holding a PhD in Political Science and European Studies from University of Athens...

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