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Public Management and Leadership

Welcome to the Department of Public Management and Leadership

Welcome to the Department of Public Management and Leadership, a vibrant department in the Faculty of Arts at the Nelson Mandela University.

The department offers undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications that are internationally and locally recognised. The qualifications at the undergraduate are the Bachelor of Administration and the National Diploma in Public Management. These qualifications equip students with knowledge of public administration and management. The postgraduate qualifications include BTech in Public Management, Honours in Public Administration, Masters in Public Administration (by coursework and by dissertation) and DPhil. (Public Administration).

The Department has experienced and highly qualified academic staff who also assist in offering short learning programmes to the appointed and elected government and municipal officials for its Raymond Mhlaba Research Unit.


National Diploma: Public Management

A public manager can act as a general, financial or personnel manager at countless public parastatal and private institutions. In the public sector there are approximately 1000 different career opportunities. All these career groups fit into some or other organisational structure.

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Bachelor of Administration

The Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin) is a multi-faceted and comprehensive programme which aims to develop excellence in the practice and analysis of Public Administration, Industrial Psychology, Sociology, Business Management, and Political Studies.

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BTech of Public Management

The programme equips students with in-depth knowledge in the fields of Governmental Relations, Public Accountability, Public Human Resources Management, Public Policy Management, Research and Information Management and Strategic Public Management.

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Masters of Public Administration

The MPA degree from the Nelson Mandela University is an internationally accredited professional postgraduate programme designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public managers. The programme may be studied in either semi-distance education or part-time format.

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Honours: Public Administration

The programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public managers. The programme may be studies in either semi-distance education or part-time format.

The programme consists of coursework modules in:

  • Research Methods and Practice
  • Advanced Administrative Theories
  • Advanced Personnel Administration
  • Personnel Management Techniques
  • Advanced Financial Administration
  • Financial Management Skills and Techniques
  • Advanced Municipal Administration; or
  • Advanced Provincial Administration

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Staff

The Department of Public Management and Leadership under the leadership of Dr Kwame Asmah-Andoh, falls under the School of Governmental & Social Sciences. Dr Asmah-Andoh the Head of Department is supported by a team of committed academics and professional staff who are responsible for the facilitation and activities of both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.

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