The main purpose of the qualification is to expose students to the theoretical foundations and workings of Public Administration which they will have to apply in the real world of public administration.
The programme consists of fundamental modules, which provide the learner with study and workplace skills, as well as compulsory core modules and a range of elective modules from which learners may choose. Modules will carry a certain number of credits and learners must obtain at least 63 credits to obtain the degree.
The programme will equip the students with the following skills:
Demonstrate modern practical competences and knowledge of Administration and Management which will later be applied in their work places.
Possess wide knowledge and skills of how to overcome both administrative and managerial challenges in organizations.
Be in position to adjust to the demanding dynamics in modern Administration and management.
Students will demonstrate understanding of the environment in which governmental organizations operate.
Students will provide theoretical as well as practical knowledge on management of public organizations, including personnel and financial management that are necessary for public officials.
Students will show capacity to become an ethical and effective leader with appropriate communication skills.
Students will demonstrate understanding of current issues and trends in government administrative settings and provide knowledge on addressing challenges created by those changes.
Graduates will demonstrate the appropriate skills to be able to administer public programs in their chosen subfield of public administration in particular public management, healthcare administration, non-profit management, and environmental administration.
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in clear oral and written communication by presenting succinct, well-organized materials and analysis tailored to the needs of their audience.
Diploma in Public Administration (DPA)
Key: Credit Hour/ Credit Value (CU), Lecture Hour (LH), Practical Hour (PH) and Contact Hour (CH)