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Programme:

Public Administration

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Contemporary Social Sciences
Programme Code: N-MPA60C
Academic year: 2018 / 2019
Title: Master of Public Administration
ECTS: 60 (1 year) Accrediation
Decision: Decision for running of the program

The study program in Public Administration has been designed in order to prepare students in fields such as management, consulting, politics, analysis, law, skills and competencies so that students may find jobs at higher levels of the public and non-governmental sectors.

Public Administration studies provides the educational requirements to support students to begin their professional career path in government, state and local government agencies, municipalities, public institutions, local schools administration, non-profit organizations, universities and corporations.  

Knowledge and understanding

- Has advanced knowledge of theories in public administration, research and practice.
- Has knowledge and understanding of comparative public administration in Western countries.
- Has a deep understanding of the organization and functioning of public administration in EU Member States.

Applying knowledge and understanding

- Interprets and provides critical thinking in the administrative procedure.
- Planning and acting effectively in the management of public services organizations.
- Shows ability to evaluate in the field of comparative public administration, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects in the work.
- Recognize the relationship between administrative processes and analytical activities for policy making.

Making judgement

- Interprets and provides critical thinking in the administrative procedure.
- Interprets and provides critical thinking in administrative procedures.
- Planning and acting effectively in the management of public service organizations.
- Shows ability to evaluate in the field of comparative public administration, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrates awareness of ethical aspects in the work.
- Recognizes the relationship between administrative processes and analytical activities for policy making.

Communication skills

- Participate in public debates and media, using appropriate vocabulary at the professional level.
Write, propose and manage research projects in the field of public administration.
- Uses modern communication tools and new technology when dealing with different institutions.

Learning skills

- Is able to identify personal needs for autonomous study and to implements them in an authentic way in the area of comparative public administration.
- To assist in training and development of individuals for political and administrative positions in the public sector.
- Shows ability to examine the models and to classify information, concepts and theories in public policy and administration.
- Can design a new way of working in the Macedonian public administration using comparative advantages.
- Ability to plan and organize the functioning of public administration and institutions in accordance with modern democratic systems.

Semester 1

  • [MCPA1010] [6 ECTS] Research Methodology
    This course is designed for students who are preparing a Master thesis. The main objectives of the course is for students to be offered tools for the construction of their thesis regarding the research question and creating methods for collecting data through qualitative and quantitative analysis. The subject is focused on problems of quantitative methods and techniques such as statistical analysis, texts related to the theory and testing hypothesis. In addition, of significance are topics of descriptive and causal inference, longitudinal, comparative and research case studies. Advanced information is offered for collecting data working with text. The aim is analyzing the data qualitatively, finally putting all theoretical and practical actions in the design and writing the thesis.
  • [MCPA-01] [6 ECTS] Administrative and Political Management
    The main objective of the course Administrative and Political Management is the students acquire knowledge on the principles of existing institutions of public administration and policy management based on different theoretical views on the general doctrine and comparative perspective.
  • [MCPA-02] [6 ECTS] Sustainable Development and Public Administration
    Economic development is a major challenge for all countries as well as for all global institutions such as the UN, the World Bank, the IMF and others. Also, economic development is a basic prerequisite for improving the living standards of the population. According to all World Bank data, approximately 20% of the world's population lives less than $ 1 per day. The purpose of this course is to analyze principles in correlation with global poverty and discuss policies addressing economic development. Following the brief analysis of the concept of economic development in the course of this course, we will focus on tools for measuring poverty and inequality. There will also be discussion about the global profit sharing. In the second part we will focus on the growth of human capital, respectively in education, health and economic development.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMPA-07] Human Resources Data Protection
    • [EMPA-08] Social Problems and Social Change
    • [CPA120] Public Policies
    • [EMDP1040] E-Governance
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMPA-07] Human Resources Data Protection
    • [EMPA-08] Social Problems and Social Change
    • [CPA120] Public Policies
    • E-Governance

Semester 2

  • [PAPS-THESIS-60] [24 ECTS] Master Thesis
    After passing examinations, the student may begin the procedure of filing, making and public defense of thesis topic. The student chooses the mentor, who gives him instructions for preparation of the application of master theses. The application must be granted by the Graduate Studies Educational Collegium and the Scientific and Academic Council of the Faculty. After preparing the final version of Masters Thesis, Academic-Scientific Council of Faculty forms a three-member committee, which prepares the report, which is may be accepted or rejected. The positive report is approved by the Academic-Scientific Council and it is set the date of public defense.
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • [MFE03] Selected Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • [MFE04] Selected Advanced Topics in Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE09] Labor Market
    • [MFE08] Methodology of Teaching
    • [MFE10] Philosophy of Social Sciences
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights
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