University of Birmingham invites you to find out more about the Masters in Public Administration at the PG Open Day – Saturday 24th November

By on 30/10/2018 | Updated on 30/10/2018

The Masters in Public Administration (MPA) is an international Masters programme, aimed at those who aspire to a career in public management or policy-making in government, public agencies or non-governmental organizations working with government, whether at local, regional, national or international levels, worldwide.

The aim of the MPA programmes is to provide public managers, and those involved in public sector policies and services, to acquire a clear foundation of knowledge about the nature, role and development of the public sector and current trends in its evolution, and the skills and understanding required for further career progression with the public sector.

The MPA bridges theory and practice, enabling students to acquire the skills and understanding needed for effective management and strategy in government. The programme is delivered in a highly motivated international learning environment.

We offer a broad-based MPA in addition to two specialist pathways. The MPA (Finance) and MPA (Human Resources).

The Finance MPA pathway enables managers in the public sector and not-for-profit sector to update and improve their understanding of financial and economic management. The programme is particularly designed for those working in finance ministries, finance sections within sectoral ministries, development banks, local government, public enterprises, aid providers, non-governmental organisations, and research and training organisations who wish to participate at a strategic level in financial management decisions.

The Human Resources MPA pathway recognises the key role of the human resources function in public management strategy and the need to adapt human resources practice to different cultural contexts and strategic challenges. Using case studies, the pathway enables students to develop their capacity for analysis and problem-solving in complex human resource contexts.

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The MPA programmes provide students with:

  • A rigorous and culturally-sensitive understanding of the key concepts and issues underpinning the practice of public administration internationally.
  • The ability to critically analyse structures and processes in public administration and service management.
  • A thorough understanding of the processes of public policy and management and the factors that may influence the success or failure of public policies.
  • An understanding of the relationship between leadership and management in government.
  • A critical understanding of public finance at international, national and sub-national levels.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is for those who seeking to embark on or advance a career in management or policymaking in the state/public sector.

The normal admission requirement for our taught postgraduate programmes is a good first degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Work experience in the public sector is desirable, but not essential, for admission to the MPA programme. Candidates without a first degree who have substantial work experience in public administration may be considered for admission (subject to interview and/or written statement).

To learn more about our Masters in Public Administration programmes come and meet us at our Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 24th November.

If you are unable to attend the Postgraduate Open Day but want to find out more about our MPA programmes, you can contact us directly:

Postgraduate Administrator: Debra Beard
Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 5034
Email: [email protected]

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One Comment

  1. Banky Ogunlola says:

    I will love to attend and partake in this program

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