Master in Public Administration in Europe

Best Master's Programs in Public Administration in Europe 2017

Public Administration

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

The master's degree in public administration encompasses the analysis of government organizations, policies, and programs. Individuals enrolled in the public administration program are able to study government decision-making and the behavior of elected and non-elected officials.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

Masters in Public Administration in Europe

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Master of Nonprofit Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

Develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit management as you investigate the political, economic, legal and social environments of nonprofit organizations. [+]

Top Master Programs in Public Administration in Europe 2017. Become an effective globally engaged nonprofit and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leader for sustainable development and social impact.  USF's Master of Nonprofit Administration graduate management program ensures you acquire the tools you need to strengthen your leadership abilities, identify ethical considerations and effect positive change.  Develop essential leadership values, management skills and nonprofit competencies to work as an executive director, nonprofit consultant, development director, or other leadership positions in the nonprofit and social sector — engaged in fields such as education, health, arts and humanities, human services, economic inclusion, sustainable development, advocacy and social change.  Learn from contemporary scholars and leaders in from California’s nonprofit sector to international NGOs, to broaden your leadership and critical thinking skills and work alongside peers who share your professional goals and aspirations.  You have a choice which nonprofit graduate degree program best fits your lifestyle. The Full-Time International MNA offered during the week in San Francisco is centered on experiential learning and is open to international students. The Professional MNA for working professionals is offered in San Francisco on weekends and supported by video-conference and online technology. FULL-TIME MNA PART-TIME MNA 1-year program 21-month program Weekdays, typically M-Th 9am - 1pm Saturdays, 8am - 5pm (2 classes) Work experience not required Two years of work experience preferred USF downtown San Francisco campus location USF downtown San Francisco campus location No requirement for GRE/GMAT No requirement for GRE/GMAT FULL-TIME MNA PART-TIME MNA Nonprofit Administration Application Requirements Transcript(s) ... [-]

Master in Economics

University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

In all countries, economists assume the top positions in society, are managers of the largest enterprises and banks, ministers and prime ministers, governors of central banks as well as managers of prestigious consultation companies and analytics departments. [+]

In all countries, economists assume the top positions in society, are managers of the largest enterprises and banks, ministers and prime ministers, governors of central banks as well as managers of prestigious consultation companies and analytics departments. Economics is thus one of the elite programmes at the most prestigious universities, where only a few percent of the best students are accepted. It is the same in Slovenia. Economics is a demanding study, requiring an ambitious and motivated individual with good analytical abilities. An individual who will be able, as shown by many examples, to make decisions in a key position in the business sector and in state policymaking. Why? Because graduates of the Economics programme are capable of resolving economic and business problems that other people are generally unable to identify or classify as important. You will acquire knowledge and skills needed for successful expert work in key positions in the business sector or in shaping the economic policy of the state. You will learn how to use complex analytical tools that will enable you to comprehensively analyse a problem in a given environment, since by using economic models (theory), extensive knowledge of empirical findings and a plethora of analytical and programme tools you will be able to correctly analyse data and, based on it, make projections, different scenarios and strategies, assess risks and adopt appropriate decisions. These are the knowledge and skills individuals require to be able to take up top positions in the business sector and in state... [-]

Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time September 2017 Japan Beppu Germany Birkenfeld + 2 more

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice. [+]

Top Master Programs in Public Administration in Europe 2017. The master’s program in International Cooperation Policy provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional, and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects, and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations. Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are required to take analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented seminar courses. Additionally, numerous seminars and workshops are organized throughout the year. There are many opportunities for students to participate in the exchange of ideas, information and expertise with academics, experts, business executives, policy makers, and senior administrators. Students must submit a master’s thesis or research report in order to complete their degree. Divisions International Public Administration (IPA) The International Public Administration (IPA) division is aimed at providing knowledge and skills to those who are interested in pursuing an advanced career in national and international governmental organizations. This division enables students to improve professional and practical skills to manage and evaluate administrative operations and policies in national, regional and global settings. The major subjects in this division relate to international organizations, international cooperation policy and public... [-]

Master In Public Administration (mpa)

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the public sector and individuals who intend to work in this sector (Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master's Degree in Public Administration Level of Qualification: Master's Degree (2nd Study Title) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full / part-time attendance Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the public sector and individuals who intend to work in this sector (Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). The main objective of the Program is to develop a horizontal learning culture in public administration matters in Cyprus. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the theoretical models of Public Administration and the systematic examination of the models and practices of Public Administration in Cyprus. In this context, it highlights the nature and functioning of public administration, details the way in which areas and services are related and influence each other, and identify issues that need special attention in order to produce practical and applied knowledge in dealing with current problems and challenges. Specific Objectives: The first specific objective of the Programme is to improve the efficiency and productivity of workers in the public sector. The second specific objective is to understand the challenges posed by the accession of Cyprus to the EU and the structure of global governance for Public Administration. Students will have the opportunity to not elaborate on the research and application of models and practices of Public... [-]

Master in Public Administration

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The aim of the Public Administration study programme is to develop competencies of leadership and critical analysis across a broad spectrum of management issues in contemporary public and non-profit organizations. Among others these include human resource management, public sector economics, administrative law and regulation, e-governance, public service provision. [+]

Top Master Programs in Public Administration in Europe 2017. Why this study programme? The aim of the Public Administration study programme is to develop competencies of leadership and critical analysis across a broad spectrum of management issues in contemporary public and non-profit organizations. Among others these include human resource management, public sector economics, administrative law and regulation, e-governance, public service provision. The programme focuses on providing leadership skills that would help teams in public and non-profit organization to create greater value for their clients and citizens. Entry requirements Graduates of university bachelor's studies in any study field can apply to this programme; English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates. International mobility possibilities Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives a possibility to study at a university abroad for 1 or 2 semesters and do internship in another country. Career prospects Graduates can take up jobs as team leaders, project managers, strategic planning an human resource officers throughout the EU – its member states’ public and non-profit organizations. [-]

MPA Master of Public Administration

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, performance management and human resource management. [+]

MPA Master of Public Administration The MPA Public Administration is an internationally recognised qualification and provides public service managers with the competencies and knowledge necessary for managing creatively in challenging policy environments. It is suitable for new graduates and those with managerial and/or public or third sector work experience. With the current developments in countries around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying anything to do with the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. The aim of all of our programmes is to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice. The course is designed to blend both practitioner and academic perspectives on public management, and the wide range of modules draw on examples from different countries around the world. Key facts This course features international curricula focusing on key public sector developments in the UK, the EU, the US and other countries It is informed by world-leading research and reflects the expertise of staff in the fields of public management, policy analysis and social policy The Research Methods and Research Management module allows students to develop their expertise and give particular consideration to their dissertations Course details This course consists of taught modules totalling 120 credits (which are taken during the autumn and spring terms) and a 60-credit dissertation (undertaken... [-]

Master in Information Systems, IT in Public Administration

Örebro University
Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Örebro

Our Master gives you the skills by providing scientific knowledge and opportunities to apply these to real-life settings. We provide cutting edge scientific and practitioner expertise and a vast network of experts to become part of. [+]

Top Master Programs in Public Administration in Europe 2017. The use of IT expands and skilled IT developers developing systems that are efficient, user friendly and fulfil the needs of users and organisations are therefore urgently needed. Do you want to work as a professional IT-specialist developing organizations and businesses using IT? Then this master program is for you by providing you with skills and knowledge about the social and technical aspects needed to use IT in order to improve organisations and businesses. Information technology is today an integrated part of all organisations and businesses. Today there is therefore a need for a new expertise that is innovative and that skilfully combines the technical, organisational and social skills required to make IT-systems truly useful for people and organisations. We focus on the building blocks necessary to harness technology for development: Users, Organization, Technology, and Economy. Our Master gives you the skills by providing scientific knowledge and opportunities to apply these to real-life settings. We provide cutting edge scientific and practitioner expertise and a vast network of experts to become part of. You become an expert able to provide the necessary cross-sector integration necessary to manage change in situations with multiple and conflicting interests, including departmental and business interests, regulatory and legal standards and norms, and human and social concerns. Our Master in Informatics/Information Systems prepares you well for working life and includes two specialisations: IT project management and IT in public sector. Specialization IT project management: This specialization gives you... [-]

Master in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The current economic trends in Latvia and Europe highlight the necessity of highly qualified specialists and researchers in economics, management and sociological research. [+]

The current economic trends in Latvia and Europe highlight the necessity of highly qualified specialists and researchers in economics, management and sociological research who can work in innovative enterprises and institutions. The masters program "Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration" is offered by the Faculty of Economics and Social Development. Academic profile The programme aims to educate highly qualified specialists for managerial posts in organizations of public and private sectors as well as for research institutions. The study programme ensures the student-centred approach to the study process which allows students to develop their theoretical and empirical knowledge, skills and competence for the in-depth analysis of the contemporary social processes, organizational performance and issues of public administration. The programme covers two academic years. In the 1st semester students extend their knowledge and skills in sociological theory, research methodology and techniques, organizational behaviour, and public administration. Study courses of the 2nd semester specifically focus on organizational studies, the public and nongovernmental sector, social welfare, research of the quality of life, rural studies, and development programmes. During the research practice in the 3rd semester students are offered to visit organizations of the public sector and are required to demonstrate their practical skills in one of the organizations; a few compulsory and elective courses are also delivered such as Project Management, Policy Analysis, Human Development, Time Management, and Innovations and Creativity. In the 4th semester the programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree or equivalent... [-]

LAW AND EUROPEAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Danubius University
Campus Full time Romania Galați

The mission of the “Danubius” University from Galați to offer education and research of high quality standard in a national and European context is realized also through the study program Law and European Public Administration. [+]

Top Master Programs in Public Administration in Europe 2017. The mission of the “Danubius” University from Galați to offer education and research of high quality standard in a national and European context is realized also through the study program Law and European Public Administration. The specific objectives of this study program targets: - Preparing specialists in the field of European law, especially the law of European public administration, taking into consideration the dimension of public relations, which is essential today for the local collectives; - Realizing the professionalized perspective for students who wish to pursue a carrier in public administration, but also in other services and professions that require such training; - Preparing future PhD students who wish to pursue a carrier in the university or to become researchers (in research organizations, study directions and services in governments and other institutions); - Forming a body of professional public clerks, familiarized with the requirements and procedures of European institutions; - Developing the capacity of public clerks from public institutions to analyse and synthesise ; - Insuring master’s students an adequate level of training regarding the process of European integration and the necessary efforts of the Romanian public administration in order to reach the European standards in the field Some of the subjects studied are: 1. European Union international law 2. European public function 3. European social law 4. European environmental law 5. European administrative law 6. Project management 7. Research methods and techniques. Study casa 8. European financial institutions 9. Child... [-]

Master in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time October 2017 Russia Moscow

The programme prepares students for careers in management and policy for science, technology and innovation, covering the full spectrum from generating knowledge to applying and using it for technology and innovation. Among the topics covered are practical technology and innovation management (including strategy making and implementation), idea generation, finance and marketing innovation. [+]

Programme Overview The programme prepares students for careers in management and policy for science, technology and innovation, covering the full spectrum from generating knowledge to applying and using it for technology and innovation. Among the topics covered are practical technology and innovation management (including strategy making and implementation), idea generation, finance and marketing innovation. Advanced courses teach policy for science, technology and innovation, measurement and economics of innovation, regional policy and public private partnerships for science and innovation. There is no other programme in the world that addresses these issues from this specific angle. An emphasis is placed on interactive learning. Lectures and seminars provoke lively discussions between professors and students, providing bilateral consultation for ambitious students who share our vision. The programme seeks to educate and train self-motivated experts who are fearless when it comes to raising issues and initiating change. Based in Moscow, the programme also offers students opportunities to take courses at HSE's international partner universities, do internships in Russia or abroad, and write a Master’s thesis during their final semester of study. This programme combines theoretical education and practical experience, and with a focus on international expertise and experience. The personal qualities and intellectual potential of the students enrolled in the programme will be enriched and developed so that they will be able to apply policy and management skills in science, technology, and innovation to work undertaken during their subsequent careers with major companies, organizations and government bodies. Curriculum Core courses Core courses are mainly included... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. [+]

Top Master Programs in Public Administration in Europe 2017. Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. The key areas of health, welfare, ethics, trade, aid and disaster management are analysed, with a spotlight on the dramatic and innovative public services changes in the UK and the wider international context. This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant differences in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Features and benefits of the course - The opportunity for cross-campus working with international partner universities - The opportunity to take a placement with a public service partner organisation in the region - To engage with a mix of traditional and blended learning environments - The opportunity to develop a wide range of analytic, presentation and other professional skills ABOUT THE COURSE This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant difference in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Typical units of study may... [-]

Master Policy Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. [+]

Policy Economics Solving policy questions with advanced economic analysis and empirical research Economic policy problems are everywhere. Think of the financial crisis in 2008 and the Eurocrisis that erupted in 2010. Think also of population ageing which causes large increases in spending on healthcare and pensions. Global warming may threaten future life on earth. And income inequality is increasing almost everywhere in the Western world due to globalization and technological changes. In order to be able to solve economic problems governments need excellent policy economists. By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. Besides courses, the core of the Master programme consists of seminars. In the main seminar you will try to solve one of the most pressing policy problems of our time. Moreover, our partners will provide internships for the best students of the program, for example, at one of the Ministries, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, competition and other government authorities. During this internship you will also most likely write your Master’s thesis. Open minded, inquisitive, thorough? Rotterdam! The main values of the Policy Economics programme at Erasmus School of Economics are: open minded, curious, academically thorough, hard-working and politically engaged. If you are a strongly analytical student, if you are highly motivated, and if you are socially engaged, then you should enroll in the Master in Policy Economics! Careers Good policy economists are scarce and your... [-]

Master in Public Administration

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

Whilst being based upon two fields of expertise ("Specialisation in Public Administration and Public Policy" and "Specialisation in Government and Local Administration", respectively), this course provides in-depth knowledge in various scientific fields of the Administrative Sciences and allows students to strengthening soft skills, in the course unit of "Methodology and Transversal Skills", or in the numerous activities promoted by EEG. [+]

Top Master Programs in Public Administration in Europe 2017. Justification and Purpose One of the biggest problems pinpointed within the scope of the Portuguese Public Administration, including all spheres of action, is the lack of qualified human resources capable of performing efficiently and effectively the management of Public Services and Public Companies at different organisational levels. The current financial constraints, the search for excellence in services’ provision units and the challenge of offering new alternate solutions envisaging the full satisfaction of social needs do require other than routinary practices and systematic improvisations. Indeed, most public professionals, holding management /leadership positions and holding specific theoretical training, still struggle with continuous problems of insufficient knowledge in public administration and in public policies. In this context, this is a comprehensive and innovative project that endows students with in-depth theoretical and methodological skills. Therefore, it envisages to: Prepare specialised professionals in Administrative Sciences and Management of Public Services, State Business Sector and Third Sector Organisations; Stimulate the development of a new public management mindset taking into account the current demands of the public provision of services. Whilst being based upon two fields of expertise ("Specialisation in Public Administration and Public Policy" and "Specialisation in Government and Local Administration", respectively), this course provides in-depth knowledge in various scientific fields of the Administrative Sciences and allows students to strengthening soft skills, in the course unit of "Methodology and Transversal Skills", or in the numerous activities promoted by EEG. No matter the field of expertise, the programme... [-]

Master in Public Economics and Administration

Masaryk University Faculty of Economics and Administration
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The Public Economics and Administration programme is for everyone who wants to understand the relationship between the private and public sectors. The programme encourages critical thinking; students analyse problems, look for potential solutions, and discuss the impact of these solutions. [+]

The Public Economics and Administration programme is for everyone who wants to understand the relationship between the private and public sectors. The programme encourages critical thinking; students analyse problems, look for potential solutions, and discuss the impact of these solutions. They acquire a profound knowledge of the public finance and administration systems and learn to efficiently manage public funds both in public revenue and in public spending. The programme also includes non-profit studies. It is currently the only program in the Czech Republic with the international EAPAA accreditation. Learning Outcomes The graduates will: master specialist terminology and language both in its written and oral form be able to apply suitable tools of quantitative analysis when tackling tasks related to various areas of public economics and finance and to interpret the results correctly be able to explain advanced theoretical and methodological findings of general economic theory understand theoretical findings related to public finance, public administration and non-profit studies and apply these findings when handling model and practical situations be equipped for positions requiring independent decision-making, initiative, and the ability to analyze and solve problems, formulate concepts, and plan, create and realize projects Graduate Employment Graduates assume management positions in regional and municipal administrative bodies, government agencies, municipal companies, and European institutions. Many pursue careers in the private sector as well as non-profit management, where they work as directors, fundraisers, PR and communications experts, project managers, and economists. [-]

Master's Degree In Public Management High

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus or Online Full time 600  May 2017 Spain Madrid

This program provides access to the title of University Masters in Senior Public Management International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Investigation Ortega y Gasset. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. [+]

Top Master Programs in Public Administration in Europe 2017. This program provides access to the title of University Masters in Senior Public Management International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Investigation Ortega y Gasset. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. This Master's degree is based on history and the Master in Public Management which have been held XXIV editions. GOALS Any country that wants to progress it needs political leadership, but it is also true that need efficiency and fairness in the administration, which requires a competent and honest civil service. And, indeed, it is essential that these two areas are combined to political ideals become realities that provide welfare to citizens, without loss of freedom. Well, this is only possible if an intermediate instrument to enable both types of actors-politicians and public servants, employees working in the same direction is introduced. That instrument is the professionalized management function. In her professional public managers, who are the lubricant that enables communication between the political universe and administrative, who pass political decisions in language understandable to employees and who expose political views of the bureaucracy, they must be present so that they can understand and share them if need be. Without them, the clash of values ​​and priorities may be inevitable. Thanks to them the work of both levels -political and administrative-roles can achieve synergies and positive results for the... [-]