Part-time - 28 months
The development of the Executive Master of Public Administration is in line with the recognition of the need for, and the growing trend, in UK and international universities to offer MPA programmes. The LSBU MPA identifies with, and understands, the characteristics that define the European model of MPAs.
The Executive MPA endorses the key academic principles of MPA theory and in this respect, international recognition of this award. It further reinforces an appreciation and understanding of the increasing Europeanisation and internationalisation of public administration.
The International Summer School is an integral part of the course run in partnership with prestigious European Universities offering comparable MPAs. It enables debate with internationally renowned academics and practitioners on public service management and governance and a good opportunity to network with colleagues across Europe.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
The Executive Master of Public Administration MPA aims to develop practising managers and professionals to work in and respond to an ever-changing and challenging public sector, and the increasing need to work and manage across sectors. It seeks to equip middle and senior managers with relevant current knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to effectively and efficiently manage the changes in the public sector environment and in public policy.
Leadership, Public Management and Governance (20 credits)
Public Policy and the Managerial Environment(20 credits)
Managing through Critical Research (20 credits)
Contemporary Issues for Public Managers (20 credits)
Integrative Management and Change in Public Services (20 credits)
Managing within a Regulatory Framework (10 credits)
Equality and Diversity in the Workforce (10 credits)
Policymaking in Action (10 credits)
Strategic Management in the Public and Not for Profit Sectors (10 credits)
Public Sector Entrepreneurship (10 credits)
The Practice of Management Consulting in the Public Sector (10 credits)
Social Enterprise (10 credits)
Law and Ethic for Healthcare Managers (10 credits)
Leadership in Health Services (10 credits)
International Policy and Governance (10 credits)
Current Quality Issues in Health Service Management (10 credits)
Commissioning and Procurement in Health and Social Services (10 credits)
Ethical Leadership in International Public Services (10 credits)
International Management and Change in Public Service (10 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)
Graduates progress to more senior positions within their public and not-for-profit organisations. Recent successes include appointment to Directorate Level and Heads of Service.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course
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