The programme synergies the expertise in political science and public administration of the faculty to develop an interdisciplinary approach in training students to address the challenges of governance, public administration and international relations in the national and regional context. The programme focuses on the fundamental principles, practices and techniques of organizational management related to public institutions. It attempts to expose students to relevant theories, and their applications in multidisciplinary fields such as political science, public administration, political economy, human resources management, international relations and urban management. The emphasis is on linking theory to research, problem solving skills, as well as professional analysis of a wide range of issues in the areas of policy analysis, public sector management, urban management and development.
The interdisciplinary nature of the degree, which draws from fields such as economics, sociology, finance, political science, and regional planning, prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state and federal/national government, and increasingly in non-governmental organization (NGO) and nonprofit sectors. The multidisciplinary approaches and methodologies provide the students a comprehensive overview of the current challenges of public administration and prepare them a career in the public and private sector. Generally, the main benefit of pursuing a career in the public administration field is that the candidate will acquire a vast amount of knowledge on a wide range of topics.
- Government agencies ( federal, state, local and others)
- Educational services (universities, colleges and others)
- Non-governmental organization (NGO)
- Non-profit organizations
- Service organizations