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








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.


  • 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.



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.


Students must attend and complete successfully six Modules. Each Module consists of two post-graduate courses.

The following table shows the brief structure of the Knowledge Units, including their corresponding postgraduate courses, their codes and titles as well as their credit units (ECTS).

Economy and ManagementΜΡΑ 510 Financial Management for Public Sector
ΜΡΑ 530 Financial Resources Management for Public Sector
Leadership and Human ResourcesΜΡΑ 520 Leadership and Organizational Behaviour in the Public Sector
ΜΡΑ 540 Human Resources Management for Public Sector
Public Management and AdministrationΜΡΑ 500 Introduction to Public Administration
ΜΡΑ 550 Public Sector Management
Strategic planning in Public ManagementΜΡΑ 560 Strategic Planning and Effectiveness of the Public Sector
ΜΡΑ 580 Administration
Public policy and European GovernanceΜΡΑ 570 Planning Public Policy Evaluation and Implementation
ΜΡΑ 603 European Governance and Negotiations Procedures
Research MethodologyΜΡΑ 590 Research Methodology of Social Sciences
PSY 610 Independent Research
Each semester the students may choose to register and attend a maximum of two modules. Therefore, the shortest duration for completion of the program is three semesters.


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


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


Complete this form here or register your interest and one of our admissions consultants will contact you with guidance and additional information.


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...

Michalis Pazarzis

Professor of Maritime Studies

Coordinator of the MBA in Shipping

Michalis Pazarzis is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Piraeus (Dept. of Maritime Studies. He graduated from Law School (Dept. of Law) from the National and Capodistrian 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

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Coordinator of the MBA

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)...

Sotirios Varelas

Lecturer of Strategic Tourism Management

Coordinator of the MBA in Tourism

Dr Varelas Sotirios is a Lecturer of Tourism at Neapolis University Pafos. He also taught in the Department of Business Administration University of West Attica and the Master in Tourism Business Administration Hellenic Open University...

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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