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Programme:

Public Administration

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Contemporary Social Sciences
Programme Code: N-MPAPAS120C
Academic year: 2018 / 2019
Title: Master of Public Administration
ECTS: 120 (2 years) 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

  • [EMPS1030] [6 ECTS] Public Policy Analysis
    The subject aims to enable students to define and illustrate the analysis of policy and its role in creating and transforming the information relevant for policy. There is no agreement on how precisely to define public policy. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with this field and to critically analyze the developments and events in the area of public policy. Analysis of public policies is a discipline for problem solving that draws knowledge of basic theories and methodologies of social sciences, the social professions and the philosophy of politics.
  • [MCPA01] [6 ECTS] Public Sector Economy
    The economy as a whole affects how we take care of our planet effectively, the future that we want to be part of it, on the resources we have available, on the extent to which we care for the poor and rich. But we need to emphasize that the economic principles and concepts regardless of the level of development of the economy do not change. The economy of public sector aims to define the economy and the State's role in the economy, the role of public institutions in the economy. Aims to define the aggregate supply and aggregate demand, including the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on markets.
  • [MCPA02] [6 ECTS] Theoretical basis of Public Administration
    The purpose of this course is for students to get a clear idea of the concepts relevant to the management of public institutions and practices of public administration. Special emphasis will be placed on the nature and scope of public administration, and management application techniques.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMPA-01] Managing Non-Governmental Sector
    • [EMPA-02] EU Policy-Making
    • [EMPA-03] Project Management and Evaluation of Public Sector Programs
    • [EMPA-04] Legal Regulation of Public Administration
    • [EMPA-05] Knowledge Management in the Public Sector
    • [EMPA-06] Public Resources Optimization and Management
  • [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

Semester 2

  • [MCPA03] [6 ECTS] Regional Policy and EU Structural funds
    Course Objectives: - to understand the rules and the basis of EU regional policy; - to gain knowledge of the regional policy instruments; - to enable students to understand the factors for regional development; - to be able to compare the value and effects of regional policy implementation; - to enable students to analyze the relationship of national policy for structural and regional funds of EU; - to enable students to be able to identify regional problems in the EU and Macedonia; - to understand the role of EU regional policy;
  • [CMPA03] [6 ECTS] Comparative Public Administration
    The course is structured to introduce students to comparative public administration. It aims to introduce students to the structure, behavior and processes of public administrations in comparative perspective. Special attention and emphasis of research is on the role of administrative systems within the broader political and democratic framework in which they are established and functioning. Attention will be concentrated on teaching and research of different administrative and political systems, focusing on the system of liberal democracies.
  • [MCPA1041] [6 ECTS] Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
    The purpose of this course is to focus on two general approaches of data analysis namely quantitative and qualitative. In terms of quantitative analysis focuses on the use of statistical analysis in terms of qualitative analysis which are defined as those approaches that do not include quantitative approaches or approaches that do not use numerical manipulation. This course will also analyze case studies; will present methods of research, parts of social science researching, approaches to research design, conducting empirical design and multivariable analysis.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMPA-01] Managing Non-Governmental Sector
    • [EMPA-02] EU Policy-Making
    • [EMPA-03] Project Management and Evaluation of Public Sector Programs
    • [EMPA-04] Legal Regulation of Public Administration
    • [EMPA-05] Knowledge Management in the Public Sector
    • [EMPA-06] Public Resources Optimization and Management
  • [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

Semester 3

  • [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.
  • [MCPA3010] [6 ECTS] Control of the Administration
    The main objective of the course Control of Administration, is for students to gain information about the control and supervision, the subjects of surveillance, the types of surveillance procedures for supervision, internal and external control over the public administration, political control all legal instruments for its realization (deputy question, trust of government, inquiry commissions , budget approval as an important instrument of political and legal control, control by the Public Prosecutor, the Ombudsman, social control, court control over the proceedings before administrative courts). All these institutions will be studied comparatively.
  • [MCPA2020] [6 ECTS] Public Financial Management
    The course aims to present to students the standards and practices in the financial operations of CSOs, methods of use of funds and other appropriate techniques for management accountability in the financial operations of CSOs and includes review and analysis of technical aspects of accounting and preparation and interpretation of financial statements. The concept of efficiency in the use of resources represents the basic principles and procedures and allows setting the framework for the rational allocation of resources. The course provides an adequate balanced between theory and practice, analysis of various case studies and is also designed to increase the interest of students.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMPA-01] Managing Non-Governmental Sector
    • [EMPA-02] EU Policy-Making
    • [EMPA-03] Project Management and Evaluation of Public Sector Programs
    • [EMPA-04] Legal Regulation of Public Administration
    • [EMPA-05] Knowledge Management in the Public Sector
    • [EMPA-06] Public Resources Optimization and Management
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMPA-01] Managing Non-Governmental Sector
    • [EMPA-02] EU Policy-Making
    • [EMPA-03] Project Management and Evaluation of Public Sector Programs
    • [EMPA-04] Legal Regulation of Public Administration
    • [EMPA-05] Knowledge Management in the Public Sector
    • [EMPA-06] Public Resources Optimization and Management

Semester 4

  • [PAPS-THESIS-120] [30 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.
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