Programme 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... Read More | Share it now!
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
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.
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.
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.
“Neapolis University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) offers contemporary knowledge taught by highly acclaimed professors with long, distinguished careers abroad. Their professionalism and added “human-touch”, provide the key ingredients in meeting today’s professional challenges. Attending courses does not affect professional activity, and it is truly a privilege that they are conducted Paphos.” Dr Nikos Panagidis – Medical Practitioner 1st Class, Paphos General Hospital
Duration of studies
The duration of the program is 4 academic semesters. The language of instruction is 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 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.
- 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 follows:
|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|
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