Public Administration In The Post-Crisis Era

EMUNI University (EMUNI)

  • Location Online (from Piran, Slovenia)
  • Type of Degree Master
  • Start Date No info
  • Duration No info
  • Application Deadline No info
  • Language English
  • Attendance Online
  • Dedication Part-time
  • Pace Self-paced
  • Tuition fees No info

Program description

Born after the most profound global disruption to economies, businesses and societies in the last hundred years and amidst various urgencies, related to the environment, global governance and socio-economic inequality, this Master programme is attractive to a wide range of professionals and students. It is of particular relevance to those seeking quality online education to improve their knowledge and advance their careers in various sectors related to public administration.

Key features:

  • Contemporary approaches and practices in public administration with emphasis on the post-Covid19 emerging trends at the national, regional and international levels.
  • Practice-oriented and focussed on applied aspects of public administration, while grounded in sound theoretical work.
  • State-of-the-art online teaching methods and educational aids, providing a rich and interactive learning experience, while allowing students the flexibility to manage their own learning plan and schedule.
  • Driven by the Sustainable Development Goals and empowering individuals to be an engine of positive change in the transition towards sustainability.

Goals and competences

The programme aims to provide a variety of key competences to support effective, action-oriented and resilient public administration at multiple governance levels and in intercultural contexts.

Students are expected to gain the following knowledge:

  • Administrative institutions, administrative stakeholders and decision-making processes
  • Specific theories and theoretic debates concerning public policy and administrative systems from a national and supra-national perspective
  • The public policy and administrative processes in post-crisis perspective

Students are expected to develop the following competences:

  • Detailed understanding and evaluation of research, analytical methods and theories in the thematic areas of public policy and public administration
  • Ability to identify and select highly specialized literature in the thematic areas of public policy and public administration
  • Ability to analyse complex scientific problems and draw accurate conclusions by employing qualitative and/or quantitative methods and analyses
  • Knowledge to develop independently innovative research questions, communicate their own ideas clearly and convincingly, and to produce analytical pieces of writing

Students are expected to acquire the following skills:

  • To connect research and practice and develop practice-oriented research projects
  • To analyse theoretical approaches critically and apply them to new political and/or policy developments
  • To summarise current policy and/or administrative developments
  • To apply the knowledge acquired throughout the programme concerning the processes within administrative processes and the competences of different stakeholders
  • To construct and conduct complex administrative decision-making processes and procedures

Students are expected to attain the following attitudes:

  • Identity: students become aware of changes in society and are empowered with skills to face current and future challenges in society
  • Respect for others: students learn to respect others, including across cultures, and to foster society cohesion
  • Responsibility: students come to realise the importance of responsibility to contribute to sustainable development
  • Perseverance: students develop determination and perseverance

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in social sciences, law, administration, business, humanities or an equivalent professional qualification. Bachelor degrees in other areas are eligible if the candidates can demonstrate knowledge of or experience in relevant areas.

Knowledge of English language at B2 level.

Programme details


Compulsory course

  • Contemporary Approaches and Future Trends in Public Administration

Elective courses

  • Public Policies and Sustainable Development
  • Public Finance and Procurement
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Local and Regional Governance
  • Political Institutions and Processes
  • Managing in Crisis
  • International Development Institutions
  • Public Leadership in a Globalised World
  • Social Innovation
  • Public Administration and Higher Education
  • Administration of Public Health
  • E-Government
  • Strategic Communication
  • Future Cities

Assessment & Grading

Assessment varies depending on the instructors and courses. It includes active participation in class and in online activities, and written and oral assignments. The students will be graded according to the ECTS grading system and in accordance with the Rules on the Assessment of Knowledge at EMUNI University.

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