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 60-66 credit hours (including Research
Dissertation / Project / Internship 2 courses in lieu of research.

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

Semester Wise Breakup of Courses

Semester 1

S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
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 Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
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 570 Social Change and development
3

Semester 3

S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 MPA 572 Public Policy Analysis
3
2 MPA 664 Project Planning and Management
3
3 MPA 584 Social Research Methods
3
4 MPA 581 Statistical Tools for Research 3
5 MPA Elective-1 3
6 MPA Elective II ( In Lieu of Research)* 3

Semester 4

S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 MPA 574 Planning & Development Administration
3
2 MPA 584 E- Governance
3
3 MPA 533 Strategic Management
3
4 MPA  Elective III 3
5 MPA Elective IV 3
6 MPA Elective V ( In Lieu of Research)* 3
 *Research Thesis of 6 Credit hours / 2 Courses in lieu of Research

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

Finance

  1. Advanced Accounting – Advanced Corporate Finance
  2. Advanced Cost Accounting – Auditing – Contemporary Issues in Finance
  3. Financial Markets & Institutions
  4. Financial Risk Management
  5. Financial Statement Analysis
  6. Income Tax Law & Practice
  7. Insurance Management
  8. International Financial
  9. Management
  10. Investment Analysis and Portfolio
  11. Management Islamic Banking & Finance
  12. Micro Finance
  13. Public Finance
  14. Seminar in Finance
  15. Strategic Financial Management
  16. Human Resource
  17. 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

  1. Advertising & Promotion Strategies
  2. Agriculture Marketing Brand Management
  3. Consumer Behavior
  4. Export Marketing
  5. Industrial Marketing
  6. Integrated Marketing
  7. Communication
  8. International Marketing
  9. Internet Marketing
  10. Marketing Research
  11. Sales Management
  12. Seminar in Marketing Services Marketing
  13. Social Enterprise Marketing
  14. Social Media Marketing
  15. Strategic Marketing Management

Human Resource Management

  1. Change Management
  2. Case Studies in HRM
  3. Conflict Management
  4. Group Dynamics
  5. Industrial & Labour Laws
  6. Industrial Relations
  7. Leadership in Public Sector
  8. Managerial Skills
  9. Recruitment & Selection
  10. Reward Management
  11. Strategic Human Resource
  12. Management Training & Organizational Development

Development Studies

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

Project Management

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