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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The purpose of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Program is to prepare students to enter the public sector as managers and leaders. The two-year MPA degree is a professional degree designed to prepare both pre and mid-career professionals and administrators for supervisory, analytical support and policy-making positions in public sector agencies, and non-profit organizations, at local, provincial and federal levels & stresses sound preparation in a wide range of administrative competencies.

As a professional program, emphasis is placed upon learning concepts, processes and techniques that are associated with management of public organizations. The program blends theory with the practical dimensions of administration and encourages a broadened academic and professional perspective. It is multidisciplinary program combining rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on economic, social and political policy and practice.

Program Objectives

The program aims at developing professionals who will perform effectively as administrators, analysts, general managers, and leaders in public sector and public-oriented organizations. It aspires to widen the knowledge base and skills of students in the theory and application of new technologies now in use in order to access, analyze, and utilize information that is pertinent to the field of Public Administration. The program endeavors to strengthen students' research and analytical skills, enabling them to perform problem-solving activities across a broad spectrum of professional disciplines. It will also Program Objectives built capacity of students to conceptualize and interpret the social, economic and political environment in which public administration takes place.

Eligibility for Admission

The basic requirement for admission to the MPA program is BBA, B.Com, BA, BSc, HND (Edexcel) or an equivalent degree. However, preference shall be given to fresh graduates or those who have completed their bachelor degree examination in the last two academic sessions.

Those who have secured at least 2nd division with 45% marks at the graduate level are eligible to apply. Qualifying the admission test and interview is compulsory. A candidate scoring less than 40% marks in the test shall stand disqualified for admission.

Scheme of Courses

For the Master's degree in Public Administration a candidate will be required to complete the course work of at least 66 credit hours (including Research Dissertation / Project / Internship).

The Institute offers specialization for MPA program in the following areas.\

1. Finance
2. Marketing
3. Human Resource Management
4. Development Studies *
5. Project Management *

* Will be offered if appropriate number of students opt for these streams.

Semester Wise Breakup of Courses

Semester 1

S.No Code Course Credits
1 MPA 570 Principles of Public Administration
3
2 MPA 531 Principles of Management
3
3 MPA 501 Financial Accounting
3
4 MPA 551 Principles of Marketing
3
5 MPA 580 Organizational Theory and Behaviour 3

Semester 2

S.No Code Course Credits
1 MPA 532 Human Resource Management
3
2 MPA 502 Financial Administration
3
3 MPA 571 Comparative Administration
3
4 MPA 582 Economic Analysis
3
5 MPA 534 Change Management
3

Semester 3

S.No Code Course Credits
1 MPA 572 Public Policy Analysis
3
2 MPA 664 Project Planning and Management
3
3 MPA 583 Computer Application
3
4 MPA 581 Statistics with SPSS 3
5 MPA Elective-1 3
6 MPA Elective-2 3

Semester 4

S.No Code Course Credits
1 MPA 574 Planning & Development Administration
3
2 MPA 584 Social Research Methods
3
3 MPA 533 Strategic Management
3
       
5 MPA Elective-3 3
6 MPA Elective-4 3
    Research Thesis or Project Report* 3

*Selection must be made with the approval of the Coordinator MPA.

The Institute offers specialization for MPA program in the following areas:

Finance

Advanced Accounting
Advanced Corporate Finance
Advanced Cost Accounting
Auditing
Contemporary Issues in Finance
Financial Markets & Institutions
Financial Risk Management
Financial Statement Analysis
Income Tax Law & Practice
Insurance Management
International Financial Management
Investment Analysis and Portfolio
Management Islamic Banking & Finance
Micro Finance
Public Finance
ŸSeminar in Finance
ŸStrategic Financial Management

Human Resource

Change Management
Case Studies in HRM
Conflict Management
Group Dynamics
Industrial & Labour Laws
Industrial Relations
Leadership in Public Sector
Managerial Skills
Recruitment & Selection
Reward Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Training & Organizational Development

Marketing

Advertising & Promotion Strategies

Agriculture Marketing Brand
Management
Consumer Behavior
Export Marketing
Industrial Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communication
International Marketing
Internet Marketing
Marketing Research
Sales Management
Seminar in Marketing Services
Marketing
Social Enterprise Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Strategic Marketing Management

Development Studies

The program office will provide relevant rd Information before commencement of third (3 ) Semester.

Project Management

The program office will provide relevant rd Information before commencement of third (3 ) Semester.
The Institute may add relevant elective courses depending upon the demand and availability of
resources.