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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

The master's degree in public administration encompasses the analysis of government organizations, policies, and programs. Individuals enrolled in the public administration program are able to study government decision-making and the behavior of elected and non-elected officials.

Distance education or distance learning is a way of delivering education and instruction, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present on campus.

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Master of Public Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus or Online Full time Part time 21 months September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. [+]

Best Distance learning Masters in Public Administration 2017. Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. Navigate the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Translate theory into practice and begin implementing policy that supports your community. Our MPA program prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to address the public interest through the collection and analysis of evidence essential for implementing public service strategies. A flexible class schedule helps working professionals balance their busy lives, while small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deeper relationship building. About the Master of Public Administration Program Typical program length is 21 months, with 38 credits Classes offered on Saturday Preferred but not required - two years of professional work experience, including internships Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options Classes begin each fall at USF’s Downtown San Francisco campus. Also offered in a 100% online format. Accredited by NASPAA, the foremost membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public & nonprofit management in the US and around the world. STATE AUTHORIZATION USF is not currently accepting applications from online students who reside in Alabama*, Arkansas*, Delaware, Iowa*, Kentucky, Maryland*, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina*, Ohio (MPH, MSIM) and Wisconsin*. Additionally, USF is not currently accepting applications for online students for the MSN and DNP online programs who reside in Louisiana, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Tennessee. Note, residents of states where USF is not authorized for online education may attend USF courses and programs at any of our California based campuses. Please check www.usfca.edu/state-auth for changes in status for all other states. Program Details, Master of Public Administration The Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the MPA with an emphasis in Health Services Administration (MPA/HSA) programs provide mid-career and aspiring professionals with an opportunity to obtain advanced managerial education applicable to a broad range of public sector, nonprofit, and health care organizations. The MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). Mission We prepare our graduates for public leadership by advancing a challenging curriculum while pursuing complementary research and transforming learning into acts of consequence to serve our communities, especially the most vulnerable among us. Goals Educate students to be compassionate and effective leaders who humanely manage public organizations. Prepare students to initiate and facilitate interactions between government, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors to provide ethical and workable solutions to societal needs. Create a collaborative environment of excellence in instruction, research, and service. Translate research into effective practices and achievable, humane policies. Prepare students to determine, collect, and analyze the evidence appropriate and essential for implementing public service strategies Program Requirements The On-Campus MPA curriculum is comprised of 38 credits. There are nine core courses, four credits each, and one elective course at two credits. For students pursuing the HSA concentration, two of these courses (PA 717 and PA 760) will be HSA-specific. The Online MPA curriculum is comprised of 39 credits. There are 13 courses of three credits each. Learning Outcomes Demonstrate leadership behavior through application of organizational and managerial theories. Identify effective leadership in practice. Identify and discuss the role of public leaders toward recognizing and instituting the principles of democratic governance in public organizations and community-based initiatives. Identify and describe differences between the vision, values, and goals of actors in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors; discuss practical and ethical implications of these differences for public leadership; and discuss disparate impacts for the most vulnerable among us. Demonstrate the ability to correctly and effectively recognize changes in workforce and community populations; determine appropriate communication modes and content. Describe superior performance of a diverse workforce and the contribution to this of managerial action and institutional supports. Assess and modify public service, based on cultural competency and citizen feedback. Identify challenges and issues in the U.S. health care sector in specific areas of policy, its contemporary legal framework and management; describe/develop operational responses and managerial adaptations. Determine, collect, and articulate the interests of diverse voices of a community, especially the most vulnerable among us. Develop and apply the critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for effective, informed, and balanced policy analysis. Accurately interpret and communicate analytic research and policy implications to stakeholders. Demonstrate essential analytic skills (qualitative and quantitative). Develop and present informed and balanced results. Report findings and interpret research in recognition of, and with respect for, diverse cultural and historical perspectives; correctly identify limitations and constraints; effectively communicate with elected officials, administrators, issue advocates, and the population at large. [-]

Master's degree in Advanced Studies of Public Administration and Public Law

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus or Online Part time 1 year September 2017 Spain Tarragona

This master's degree aims to offer an interdisciplinary postgraduate university training for professional work in the field of Public Administration and Public Law, through the acquisition of the most advanced legal, analytical and management techniques. It provides the necessary training to specialise in administrative law, so it is a complement to the master's degree in Law. It also provides the fundamentals for starting to do research in the fields of the master's degree... [+]

Master's degree in Advanced Studies of Public Administration and Public Law This master's degree provides interdisciplinary postgraduate university training for future professionals in the field of public administration and public law. It focuses on the most advanced legal, analytical and management techniques. Since participants are trained to specialise in administrative law, it is a complement to the Master's Degree in Law. Participants also receive instruction in the fundamentals of research in the fields of the Master's Degree. The Faculty of Law offers a special programme that enables students to simultaneously study the Master's Degree in Legal Practice in conjunction with another university master's course taught at the Faculty of Law and thus obtain a law specialisation. For more information please consult the Faculty of Law's website Career opportunities Analysis, management and consultancy in the public sector; specialised practice of public, administrative and regulatory law. Research in the field of public administration, public management and public law. Timetable Classes are held 2 or 3 days a week in the afternoon/evening from 4 to 8 p.m. Language of instruction Catalan/Spanish Student Profile Graduates holding the required academic degrees, public sector employees and private professionals working in the area of public, administrative and regulatory law. FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects State Theory and Legal Thought Historical and Legal Analysis of the Public Administration Organization and Political Institutions of the State and Catalonia Public Governance Administrative Organization and Activity Institutions and Policies of the European Union Public Procurement and Management of Public Services Civil Service Law Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policies Public Economics Financial Law Sociology of Public Administrations Work Placement Final Project Optional Subjects OPTIONAL SUBJECTS: In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated. Organizational Communication and Marketing of the Public Administrations Electoral Law Urban Law and Management Economic Regulation, Instrumental Entities and Public Companies Administrative and Social Law Public Integrity Legal Analysis of Prevention and Safety Managerial Skills and Organizational Competencies Electronic Administration Advanced Administrative Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrative Liabilities and Risks Management Environmental Law BRIDGING COURSES:(*) Introduction to Public Law and to the Spanish Legal System (*)After checking the candidate’s transcript, the body responsible for admission can decide that the student must attend and satisfactorily complete some of the subjects that are programmed as bridging courses. Admission qualifications Graduated in Law, Political Sciences, Sociology, Economics, Labour Science, Administration and Business Management, Labour Relations, Management Sciences and related fields. Also graduated of bachelor’s degrees in fields different from the above mentioned, provided that they are holding a postgraduate degree in fields related to this master’s degree or relevant professional or institutional experience that justifies the access to the master’s degree. Specific documentation A part from the compulsory documentarion to pre-enrole to the programme, students must do submit the following documents: documentación adicional: Proof of additional training related to the content of the master's degree: courses, seminars and other training activities Proof of professional experience Proof of knowledge of foreign languages Letters of motivation or recommendation Proof of knowledge of Spanish or Catalan (if applicable) Selection criteria Pre-enrolled students will be selected according to the following criteria: Suitability of the admission qualification: up to 30 point. The following scale will be used to grade qualifications: a. A degree in the field of social sciences and law: up to 30 points. b. A degree in another field: up to 15 points. Evaluation of the student’s academic record in the university degree qualifying them for admission to the master's degree: up to 30 points. Suitability of the professional profile (professional experience in the public or private sector relevant to the content of the master's degree): 20 points. Competence in languages (other than Spanish or Catalan): up to 10 points. Complementary training related to the content of the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities, for which proof must be provided): up to 10 points. [-]

Master's Degree In Public Management High

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega Y Gasset
Campus or Online Full time 600 hours October 2017 Spain Madrid

This program provides access to the title of University Masters in Senior Public Management International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Investigation Ortega y Gasset. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. [+]

Best Distance learning Masters in Public Administration 2017. This program provides access to the title of University Masters in Senior Public Management International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Investigation Ortega y Gasset. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. This Master's degree is based on history and the Master in Public Management which have been held XXIV editions. GOALS Any country that wants to progress it needs political leadership, but it is also true that need efficiency and fairness in the administration, which requires a competent and honest civil service. And, indeed, it is essential that these two areas are combined to political ideals become realities that provide welfare to citizens, without loss of freedom. Well, this is only possible if an intermediate instrument to enable both types of actors-politicians and public servants, employees working in the same direction is introduced. That instrument is the professionalized management function. In her professional public managers, who are the lubricant that enables communication between the political universe and administrative, who pass political decisions in language understandable to employees and who expose political views of the bureaucracy, they must be present so that they can understand and share them if need be. Without them, the clash of values ​​and priorities may be inevitable. Thanks to them the work of both levels -political and administrative-roles can achieve synergies and positive results for the community. Master in Senior Public Management is designed to provide training for action (policy applied) to public managers. The contents of the academic plan intended to enhance the values, knowledge and skills of the participants to act effectively in: Public sector management, particularly in the areas of public policy, human resources, budgeting and economic and financial management. Decision-making and problem solving in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies and programs. Strategic planning, organizational design and public marketing. Program The Master consists of 60 credits that will be studied throughout a school year from September to June. Master's academic background includes: Subject 1. STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS (6 credits - Mandatory - 1st Semester.) strategic direction and generation of public value. Interdependencies analysis and environmental management: environmental changes and their impact on public organizations. The need for new approaches to public action: the strategic approach and technical management in the public sector. Strategic management techniques Analysis and design of strategic plans. Utility, design and implementation of the balanced scorecard. Subject 2. ORGANIZATION AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT I (3 credits - Mandatory - 1st Semester.) The organization of institutions. Analysis and design of organizational structures. Organization functions and processes. The quality of public institutions. Methods for quality management. 3. MARKETING PUBLIC subject (6 credits - Mandatory - 1st Semester.) Introduction to public marketing. The generation of intelligence. Market segmentation. The program management. The service distribution strategies. The price determination. Effective government communication. Subject 4. LEGAL-SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION (6 credits - Mandatory - 1st Semester.) The organization and dysfunctions of the General State Administration and guidelines for reform within its field of competence and relations with the European Union. The autonomic system, financing and the impact thereof on the part of its current powers regime impact on ways of delivering large public network services. Analysis of the local organization and the expectations of its evolution after having taken a bundle of skills that is increasingly difficult to sustain but being the only administration that manage these matters. The current problem of duplication of powers. Changing forms of administrative action with specific impact on the formation and implementation of policies Subject 5. ANALYSIS AND PUBLIC POLICY intergovernmental management (6 credits - Mandatory - 1st Semester.) Policy analysis as a tool for management. Public problems: tools and techniques for identifying public issues. The management of the public agenda as skill directive. The prospective analysis and anticipation: the executive management of public policies. The design and formulation of public policy: techniques for effective decision-making. The ability to solve public problems. The design and management of the implementation of public policies: the implementation phase as crucial to solving public problems. The evaluation of public policies: techniques and instruments. Knowledge management for generating public value. Management of public policies and programs in complex intergovernmental contexts. Subject 6 ORGANISATION AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT II (3 credits - Compulsory - 2nd Semester). Management systems for quality. Certification. ISO 9001: 2000 The process of implementing a quality management system. Total quality. The model of excellence Subject 7 ECONOMIC RESOURCES: BUDGETING AND BUDGET MANAGEMENT (6 credits - Compulsory - 2nd Semester). The role of the public sector in a market economy. Collective choice and behavior of the public sector. Budget preparation techniques. The cost-benefit analysis as a tool for collective decision. The main policies of spending and income in the welfare state. Budgeting in Spain. The execution of public spending. The control of public spending. The financial control. Financial reforms and expenditure management review of the public sector's role in modern market economies. . Course 8 STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ETHICS (6 credits - Compulsory - 2nd Semester) The changes in society and new trends in strategic human resource management. The human resources system and its subcomponents in the theory and practice of Administrations. Human resource planning: definition techniques of quantitative and qualitative needs. Management skills and their application to the public sector. Functional analysis. Public employee motivation and motivational techniques of management. Performance evaluation instruments, challenges and potentials. The management and operation of high performance teams. Transformational leadership and adaptive leadership. Organizational culture as a factor for leadership. Public ethics and the ethics of public servants: conflicts of values. Ethics infrastructure frameworks integrity: how to promote integrity and prevent corruption in the public sector. Subject 9 skills and competencies (3 credits - Compulsory - 2nd Semester). Effective oral communication skills in public and to the media. Skills for writing texts and development of effective presentations. Techniques for interpersonal conflict resolution. Techniques for the development of emotional intelligence. Techniques for the delegation and the "empowerment". Techniques for organization and management. Management stress management. The labor mobbing. Subject 10 INNOVATION AND OPEN GOVERNMENT (6 credits - Compulsory - 2nd Semester). Modernization of Public Administration: new trends in network management. Advances in new technologies applied to the administration: e-government. Participatory Democracy and its application to the Public Administration: citizen participation and open government. Transparency in administration. Right of access to public information. Reuse and share data on line: good governance as open government. Master's thesis work (9 credits - Mandatory - 2nd Semester) Permanent Seminar on Public Economics and Management, monographic, involving personalities from politics, government and the scientific community (complementary activity - 16 hours) [-]

Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)

SABI University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 France Paris + 1 more

The Executive Master in Public Administration program at SABI will cover research, theory, and practice in the field of Public Administration. This program provides advanced and updated knowledge pertaining to administration in government departments, public fund foundations, statutory boards, non-profit organizations, education and research institutes, mass media groups and publishing companies. [+]

Key Information Program code - SABIEMPA Language - English Duration - 1 - 2 years Mode of study - e-learning or blended education Cost - 10500 € e-learning 12500 € blended Credits - 60 ECTS credits The Executive Master in Public Administration program at SABI will cover research, theory, and practice in the field of Public Administration. This program provides advanced and updated knowledge pertaining to administration in government departments, public fund foundations, statutory boards, non-profit organizations, education and research institutes, mass media groups and publishing companies. This degree is geared towards those with higher diplomas in Public Administration, wishing to expand their academic scope and become better equipped in research and writing at the Master level. SABI’s EMPA degree is a one to two years program comprised of 10 subjects, ranging from Behavioral Economics, Project Management, Managerial Accounting etc. and it can be studied full-time over a one-year period or part time over a two-year period. Subjects include pre-recorded videos, residential and online workshops as well as residential weekend/weekday classes and activities in the “Flipped classroom”. Program Objectives and Outcome SABI’s EMPA is a professional graduate degree in Public Administration. It prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive branch of local, state/provincial, and federal/national governments; as well as, in in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit sectors. This EMPA focuses on the systematic investigation of executive organization and management. Students will learn about the roles, development and principles of public administration including public policy management and implementation, relations between organizational management and legislators, the public and non-profit budget processes, financial management, personnel management of civil employees, professional ethics, negotiations and appropriate research methods. Students enrolling for the SABI EMPA will be able: To develop an understanding of socio-cultural, economic and political environments in order to reach a professional perspective beyond present responsibilities. To identify problems, obtain relevant data, design and evaluate alternative approaches, and implement the best choice. To set up a basis for dealing effectively with others To become aware of recent developments in behavioral sciences. To obtain an interdisciplinary understanding of fundamental concepts and principles from the various public administration disciplines. To encourage students to think broadly and to bridge all gaps between the theories and the actual practice of effective Management. [-]

Master of Management/Public Administration

University of Phoenix Online
Online Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Phoenix

The Master of Management program at University of Phoenix utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information-utilization, and critical-thinking skills. [+]

The Master of Management/Public Administration program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. Students learn to synthesize business concepts and practices presented in this program to develop solutions for specific managerial situations found within the organizational environment. Areas of focus include development of human capital, implementation of organizational initiatives, managing conflict, fostering creativity, innovation through organizational design, and managing in a cross-cultural environment.

The Master of Management program at University of Phoenix utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information-utilization, and critical-thinking skills. They are assessed on the basis of their use of the problem-solving process (which employs a general rubric) as well as their communication and critical-thinking skills during their presentations. Learning teams will apply the principles of benchmarking throughout the program to research the most creative solutions to a problem. This will enrich the alternatives that learners consider in evaluating possible solutions to the problems.... [-]


Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Troy University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Troy

This program provides quality graduate professional education for individuals associated with public and nonprofit sectors by integrating teaching, research and service activities. [+]

The Troy University Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides quality graduate professional education for individuals associated with public and nonprofit sectors by integrating teaching, research and service activities.

The MPA program educates students in public administration, developing and enhancing professional competency and leadership by

encouraging students to develop sound intellectual foundations; enabling students to build skill competency required for success in administrative, managerial, analytical, and leadership roles; fostering an understanding of values and ethics emphasizing diversity and democratic principles; promoting the professional development of students; facilitating an appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches and cooperative relationships; and requiring research and service activities that apply public administration knowledge. ... [-]