Master of Public Administration

INTRODUCTION

Nelson Mandela University opened on 1 January 2005, the result of a merger of the PE Technikon, the University of Port Elizabeth and the PE campus of Vista University. Drawing on the merger partners' track record of more than a century of quality higher education, research and technological innovation, NMU brings together the best of career-focused and academic education - a dual university offering both general and professionally oriented university programmes as well as technologically and career oriented programmes from the entrance level (certificate level) through to the research level (PhD level).

Admission Requirements: An Honours degree in Public Administration.

MASTER’S DEGREE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)

The MPA degree from the NMMU 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

Admission Requirements

An Honours degree in Public Administration

Curriculum

Module Name

Module Code

Presented

Credits

NQF Level

Compulsory Modules

 

 

       

      

Advanced Project Management

SOA552

2nd Semester

     20

       9

Advanced Public Policy Analysis and Planning

SOA551

1st Semester

    20

       9

Administration for Development

SOA561

1st Semester

20

9

Professional Ethics for Public Managers

SEE552

2nd Semester2

20

9

Advanced Local Government Administrationr

SOA562

2nd Semester2

         20

9

Treatise

SOA 550

Year

  90

9

Outcomes

Learners are equipped to pursue careers as experts in in all facets of public finance, state security, domestic security, foreign affairs, education, manpower, commerce and industry, economics and matters of local interest. They ensure and maintain the welfare of the community he/she serves.

Modules

Six compulsory modules

DURATION
A minimum of one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (COURSE WORK AND RESEARCH): FULL-TIME/PART-TIME
(QUALIFICATION CODE: 19550 – A1/A2)
(NQF LEVEL: 9, TOTAL NQF CREDITS FOR QUALIFICATION: 190

MORE INFORMATION

Prof R S Masango or Miss Zandile Maqoko

Telephone: (041) 504 2035 or (041) 504 2263

Fax: (041) 5041461

E-mail: rsmasango@mandela.ac.za

E-mail:  Zandile.Maqoko@mandela.ac.za

Student Admissions

Contact information
Ms Zandile Maqoko
Post-Graduate Administrator
Tel: 041 5042263
Zandile.Maqoko@mandela.ac.za

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