MA in Public Affairs

University of Ghana

Program Description

MA in Public Affairs

University of Ghana

MASTER OF ARTS (MA) IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Course work will be completed during two long vacation periods. Each of the two year course work will last for six weeks, making it a total of 12 weeks, while two weeks (one week each) will be spent on revision and examinations, making a total of four weeks. Students will be expected to complete and submit their Special Topics by October of the second year of the programme.

Entry Requirements

i) A good first degree in the social sciences from a recognized University.

ii) A minimum of three years working experience in the private or public sector.

iii) A pass in an entrance examination and an interview.

FIRST SEMESTER

  • Governance, Democracy and Institutional Reform 
  • Public Policy Analysis 
  • Government and Politics in Ghana 
  • Research Methods 
  • Special Topics

Elective Course

  • Human Resource Management and Development 
  • Public Sector Management 
  • Decentralization and Local Government 
  • Administration of Non-Governmental Organizations 
  • Public Budgeting and Management 
  • Conflict and Conflict Management

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Principles and Practice of Leadership 
  • Africa and the International Economy 
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law 
  • Seminar 
  • Special Topics

Elective Courses 

  • Organizational Development 
  • Government-Business Relations 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Lobbying and Agenda Setting
  • Procurement
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
Ghana Accra
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