Diploma in Public Management

MQF Level 5

Diploma

Public Management and Governance

Start
October 2022
Price  (Local/EU)
€4,500
Part-Time
15 months
ECTS Credits
60
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Course Description

The delivery of public services has never been more complex, with an array of different sectors and organisations with responsibilities in the area.

The Diploma in Public Management and Governance aims to provide you with a strong conceptual foundation for understanding and analysing the problems faced in public management and governance. It will also equip you with an effective toolkit of skills and techniques required to operate within the public sector’s increasingly complex managerial and organisational environment.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess the following:

  • a qualification at MQF Level 4 (one A-level or equivalent in any subject);

AND

  • a pass in English Language and Mathematics at MQF Level 3 (O-level or equivalent).

Preference will be given to prospective applicants having a year of work experience related to the study programme.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

  • professionals within the public sector aspiring for professional and academic advancement in public management and governance;
  • mid-career break professionals looking for opportunities to return to or change their career;
  • other individuals who would find this programme suitable for their academic and professional path.

Career Paths

The possible positions for which this programme aims to prepare you for include:

  • executive secretary
  • supervisor
  • manager

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 15 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 10 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.
Assignments
Discussions

Course Intake Dates

October 2022
Malta
Local/EU
€4,500

Learning Outcomes:

The learner will be able to:

  1. Give due consideration to legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks related to public sector.
  2. Evaluate and assimilate knowledge of human resource management communication skills, customer care and relevant professional responses in public sector setting.
  3. Analyse and apply the essential rules and principles of public procurement taking relevant public procurement regulations into consideration.
  4. Evaluate relevant specialist theory and practice related to community governance and leadership, public management and governance, collaborative strategy and public policy making.
  5. Examine and apply various record keeping fundamentals and conventions as applicable to relevant public organisations.
  6. Assess the importance of ethics, administrative and constitutional law as well as relevant regulations in working within public sector.
  7. Show creativity related to working with multidisciplinary teams in providing public services including use of ICT and social media.
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