MASTER

MASTER PROGRAMME OFFERED BY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

 

  • Master of Public Management (MPM) by Research

  • Master of Public Management (MPM) by Coursework

  • Master of Public Management Programme (Mixed Mode)

  • Master of Arts (Sociology) by Research

MASTER OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Introduction

This course aims to introduce students to the concepts, theories and important aspects in public administration. This includes changing the roles of public administration during the colonized period. Apart from that, aspects related to coordination, management machinery, conduct, discipline, bureaucracy, relations private and public sectors and local development administration will also be discussed in order to achieve a more systematic and effective administration system.

 

Career Prospect

Public administration courses will prepare candidates for wide ranges of positions in government agencies, educational institutions, private sector, nonprofit organizations in related fields of economic, legal, political and social. Overall, public administration job prospects are expected to offer plenty of career paths in public administration, including: public management, foreign services, national security, regulation and others. One of the fastest-growing sources of public administration jobs in recent years has been the consulting field and non-governmental organizations.

MASTER OF SOCIOLOGY

Introduction

This course aims to develop graduates with strong skills when working and leading people towards attaining the intended goals and objectives. Thus, critical thinking, integrity, communication, teamwork, entrepreneurial and leadership are among prerequisite skills that needed to be exercised in each subject of the programme. BDM Programme aims to produce professional graduates in management development who possess extensive knowledge in various aspects which include the development of socio-economic status, quality, governance, environment and project management.

 

Career Prospect

The degree in Development Management prepares the students for managerial roles in public and private agencies specifically related to economic and social development at local and international level. For example, the graduates can work as administrative officers, state development officers, project managers, project planning executives and work with local and international non-governmental agencies. The graduates can also become as Third World specialists in socio-economic development and other areas such as in the civil and foreign service, media, education, and trans-national companies. The main task of the graduates is to translate and apply their knowledge and experience to manage their agencies for the benefit of the public interest.

MASTER OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Master of Public Management is offered in three (3) structures; coursework, mixed mode (coursework and dissertation) and full research.


A) Coursework
Master of Public Management (MPM) by coursework is a 40 credit-hour-programme,
which comprises the following structure:

CORE COURSES (22 CREDIT HOURS)
GMGA5014 Public Policy
GMGA5023 Corporate Governance in Asia
GMGF5014 Public Financial Management
GMGM5013 Public Management
GMGM5024 Strategic Management in Public Organizations
GMGR6014 Research Methodology


ELECTIVE COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS)
Choose any courses from the list below:
BPME6093 Entrepreneurship Development
BSMH5253 Emergency Response Management
GFMA6063 Cross-cultural Management
GMGA5033 Local Government Management
GMGA5043 Social Policy: Issues and Options
GMGA5053 Politics and Administration
GMGF5023 Political Economy
GMGF5033 International Development and Sustainability
GMGM5033 Managerial Decision Making
GMGM5043 Human Resource Management in Public Sector
GMGM5053 Human Resource Auditing
GMGM5063 Leadership and Management
GMGM5073 Project Management in Public Sector
GMGM5083 Crisis Management
GMGM6013 Comparative Public Management Reform
GMGR5013 Data Analysis for Managers
GMGX6016 Internship
GMGZ6996 Project Paper
GMUL5043 Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Resource Management
GMUL5063 Ethics, Law and Corporate Social Responsibility
SSWA5213 Crisis Intervention and Disaster Management

 

B) Coursework and Dissertation
Master of Public Management (MPM) by coursework and dissertation is a 40-credit-hour
programme, which comprises the following structure:

CORE COURSES (8 CREDIT HOURS)
SCLE6014 Academic Writing
GMGR6014 Research Methodology

ELECTIVE COURSES (4 CREDIT HOURS)
Choose one (1) course from the following:
GMGA5014 Public Policy
GMGF5014 Public Financial Management

DISSERTATION (28 CREDIT HOURS)
GMGZ69928 Dissertation


C) Research
Students have to successfully complete the following:

  1. Pass with at least a B grade the following pre-requisite courses during the first two (2)
    trimesters of their enrolment (i.e. before being allowed to defend their thesis proposal):
    a. SZRZ6014 Research Methodology; and/or
    b. SCLE6014 Academic Writing.
  2. Attend at least one (1) colloquium session;
  3. Defend a research proposal to a committee:
    a. Students must submit four (4) copies of their research proposal to the School/Graduate School at least two (2) weeks prior to the proposal defence session;
    b. The research proposal should cover the following topics:
    1. Chapter 1 Background of the Study, Problem Statement, Research
      Questions, Research Objectives, Scope of the Study, and Significance
      of the Study.
    2. Chapter 2 Literature Review
    3. Chapter 3 Research Methodology
      1. Research Framework
      2. Hypotheses/ Propositions Development
  4. Attend a viva voce session to defend the thesis; and
  5. Submit a written thesis.