Master's in Public Administration in Portugal

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized 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.

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Master in Public Administration

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

Whilst being based upon two fields of expertise ("Specialisation in Public Administration and Public Policy" and "Specialisation in Government and Local Administration", respectively), this course provides in-depth knowledge in various scientific fields of the Administrative Sciences and allows students to strengthening soft skills, in the course unit of "Methodology and Transversal Skills", or in the numerous activities promoted by EEG. [+]

Best Masters in Public Administration in Portugal 2017. Justification and Purpose One of the biggest problems pinpointed within the scope of the Portuguese Public Administration, including all spheres of action, is the lack of qualified human resources capable of performing efficiently and effectively the management of Public Services and Public Companies at different organisational levels. The current financial constraints, the search for excellence in services’ provision units and the challenge of offering new alternate solutions envisaging the full satisfaction of social needs do require other than routinary practices and systematic improvisations. Indeed, most public professionals, holding management /leadership positions and holding specific theoretical training, still struggle with continuous problems of insufficient knowledge in public administration and in public policies. In this context, this is a comprehensive and innovative project that endows students with in-depth theoretical and methodological skills. Therefore, it envisages to: Prepare specialised professionals in Administrative Sciences and Management of Public Services, State Business Sector and Third Sector Organisations; Stimulate the development of a new public management mindset taking into account the current demands of the public provision of services. Whilst being based upon two fields of expertise ("Specialisation in Public Administration and Public Policy" and "Specialisation in Government and Local Administration", respectively), this course provides in-depth knowledge in various scientific fields of the Administrative Sciences and allows students to strengthening soft skills, in the course unit of "Methodology and Transversal Skills", or in the numerous activities promoted by EEG. No matter the field of expertise, the programme is... [-]

In Public Administration Master

ISCSP - Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The MPA is aimed at all who wish to improve their skills and develop their knowledge of public administration. Anyone who has an undergraduate degree may apply, regardless of scientific training area. [+]

Presentation The MPA - Master of Public Administration It aims to establish itself as an increased supply of the School of Social and Political Sciences in a scientific discipline that triggered its genesis, which marked its development, and has contributed decisively to its statement. Through the MPA, the ISCSP will give knowledge and develop essential skills to perform functions in public administration. The MPA is aimed at all who wish to improve their skills and develop their knowledge of public administration. Anyone who has an undergraduate degree may apply, regardless of scientific training area. The course second cycle MPA is organized into four semesters, totaling 120 ECTS. The curriculum includes 95 ECTS for Nuclear curricular units mandatory in science Public Administration, 10 ECTS for the scientific area of ​​public policy and 15 ECTS for the scientific area of ​​Management. This 2nd cycle of studies is intended to develop and provide to licensees in particular the following powers: Enable trainees to perform management functions in three specific sectors of public administration, as top managers or middle management. Provide students with the basic framework of management science as a science applied to public administration. Provide students with the models and existing management processes, a public administration comparative perspective. Develop in students skills in leadership enabling them to monitor and manage the ongoing change processes. Qualifying students with information at the level of learn more, know-how and know how to be, crucial to meet the challenges of new public management. Develop the ability... [-]