Master of Public Administration
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Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration (Purbanchal University)

Master of Public Administration is an intensive two years program that comprises of 3 discrete course components: core courses, capstone courses and specialization courses. This program focuses on providing understanding in the interdisciplinary arena of current public affairs management.

MPA, a professional post-graduate degree offered at Purbanchal University can be completed in two years. The program consists of sixteen courses, focusing on providing insight into the techniques, theories, concepts and practices of basic along with related arena of public affairs management. Students have the option to specialize in any of two subjects out of three and each subject comprises of four courses.


Objective

  • The major objective of this course is to produce proper and well qualified human resources for a professional career that serves the needs, particularly, of the public sector organizations.
  • This course aims to impart knowledge on interdisciplinary areas of contemporary public affairs management.
  • Generally, this program is designed to enhance the capacity of those seeking jobs in the teaching and research institutions.
  • The specific objectives of the program are to make the students aware and skilled in dealing with the issues related to diversify of contemporary public affairs management.
  • This course helps to provide students with conceptual tools to understand and appreciate behavioral aspects of public affairs management.
  • It also enhances the capabilities of the students to undertake research in the field of public affairs management.


Admission Requirements

Any student who have successfully completed their Bachelors in any discipline from any institute or University which is recognized by Purbanchal University are eligible for this course. Any student who have successfully completed their Bachelors in any discipline from any institute or University which is recognized by Purbanchal University are eligible for this course.


Course of Study

1st Semester

  • Frontiers of Public Administration
  • Statistics for Public Administration
  • Research Methodology
  • Public Fiscal Administration
  • Administrative Law

2nd Semester

  • Personnel Management in the Public Sector
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Development Administration I
  • Public Policy I
  • Computer Basics

3rd Semester

  • Development Administration II
  • Public Policy II
  • International Administration
  • Contemporary Public Affairs Management
  • Internship

4th Semester

  • Nation-Building & Social Change
  • Administrative System in Nepal
  • Public Enterprises Administration
  • Specialization 1- Development Management Area 1- Community and Rural Development
  • Specialization 1- Development Management Area 2- Urban Area Development and Management
  • Specialization 1- Development Management Area 3 - Development Planning
  • Specialization 1- Development Management Area 4 - Project Planning and Implementation
  • Specialization 1- Development Management Area 5 - Thesis
  • Specialization 2 - Personal Management Area 1 - Personal Administration in Nepal
  • Specialization 2 - Personal Management Area 2 - Labour Policy and Administration in Nepal
  • Specialization 2 - Personal Management Area 3 - Human Resource Development
  • Specialization 2 - Personal Management Area 4 - Performance Management
  • Specialization 2 - Personal Management Area 5 - Thesis

5th Semester

6th Semester

7th Semester

8th Semester

Scope and Career Prospects

MPA degree opens the doors to an array of public service careers as it prepares grads to work as managers in the state/provincial, local, national/federal government and NGO & nonprofit sectors. After completing MPA, one will be showered with opportunities. Below are some options:

  • Social work- Grads holding MPA degree can enter into social work. It allows them to stay in touch with those who need help.
  • Government Jobs- With this degree, one can easily find works in a government department. At a national level, they can start serving as a policy advisor or a budget analyst and can work as city manager at a state level.
  • Association Jobs- MPA degree holder can serve as an association executive for special interest groups, trades and professions.

Job Prospects:

MPA Graduates have multiple career options. An individual with this degree can find a job at a state, local & federal level. They can work as:

  • City Manager
  • Program Director
  • Program Analyst
  • Director of Development
  • Executive Director
  • Public Administration Consultant
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Education Administrators



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