Master's in Public Management in Africa

Best Masters in Public Management in Africa 2018

Public Management

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Public management is an area of business operations that combines general market management, public policy, philanthropy, negotiation and economics, among related areas. Public managers typically hold academic degrees and work in either nonprofit or governmental organizations.

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Master in Public Management in Africa

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Master of Public and Development Management (MM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1800  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development practitioners. [+]

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development practitioners.

Candidates will require a foundational knowledge of public and development management. This includes a solid grounding in the theory and practice of governance, policy formation, and the management of large organisations, including public bureaucracies. While the Masters programme itself lasts a year, candidates are required to first complete the PDM course, which will provide them with the requisite foundation. Therefore, the Masters degree is effectively a two-year programme. ... [-]


MPhil in Industrial Policy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. [+]

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. The programme consists of core modules offering an in-depth coverage of a broad range of issues pertaining to industrial development policies, strategies and management in Africa, and allowing students to test the practical application of the knowledge imparted, participate in analysing case studies, conducting field visits, and prepare individual technical reports on the various themes covered. ... [-]


Public Policy Executive Programme

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time April 2018 Kenya Nairobi

While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policy-making and implementation. [+]

While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policy-making and implementation. Common problems include: rushing to solutions without thorough analysis; elegantly written policy documents without adequate implementation arrangements; lack of integration of policy-making into annual and medium-term budgeting leading to inadequate funding for new policies; lack of imagination in the choice of policy instruments and methods of implementation; formal evaluation processes that have no impact on policy on the ground. This course is designed to enable middle and senior level personnel to schemes that deliver results.... [-]


Master: The Role of Public Policy in Private Sector

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

With public resources limited and constrained by public debt policies, public-private partnerships (PPPs) can provide an excellent instrument to meet investment needs through private funding. [+]

With public resources limited and constrained by public debt policies, public-private partnerships (PPPs) can provide an excellent instrument to meet investment needs through private funding. Although private financing comes at a cost, PPPs can enable governments to establish infrastructure and services delivery ambitions in an effective and efficient manner, while spreading their spending over longer periods Since PPPs are complex, it is important for all stakeholders, both public and private to acquire skills that will enable them to build credible structures that ensure projects are environmentally responsive, socially sensitive, economically viable as well as politically feasible.

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Masters in Public Policy and Management

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time Open Enrolment Kenya Nairobi

The Master in Public Policy and Management program is designed to develop the general management skills of results-oriented professionals in the public sector and non-governmental organizations with reasonable career experience. [+]

The Master in Public Policy and Management program is designed to develop the general management skills of results-oriented professionals in the public sector and non-governmental organizations with reasonable career experience. The program lays emphasis on the following key dimensions of applied business practice: critical and strategic thinking, an integrated view of the organization across the various functions, organizational leadership and change management, personal and organizational ethics, and communication. Further emphasis is given to the human person as the subject of economic activity, in the various roles as the leader and the led.

The curriculum provides a broad range of academic courses and practical tools designed to advance the students in managerial careers in Public Policy and Management, Public Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, General Management, Managing People in the public sector, and International aspects of public policy. The program equips those who may wish to advance further academically by taking doctoral studies with the requisite academic rigor to do so. It also aims at imparting practical relevance to the individuals involved in public policy through a variety of methods inherent in the content and methods of the study program.... [-]


Negotiation for Public Policy Executive Course

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact, negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality, anyone can improve their negotiation skills vary considerably through training. [+]

People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact, negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality, anyone can improve their negotiation skills vary considerably through training. At the Center for Public Policy and Competitiveness, we teach a negotiation framework that has proved effective both locally and globally. In the current public policy context leaders often need to manage change and this requires incorporating multiple stakeholders interests which require excellent negotiation skills.

The challenges faced in negotiating with Senators, Governors, Executive Directors and Union staff have one unique technical difficulty- your opponent in one issue may be an ally in the next. Oftentimes public meetings are contentious or participants are deeply divided along issues of resources, values or even identity. Diffusing contentious situations and arriving at a workable solution is both an art and a science that requires a specific set of skills and practice.... [-]