|07251153||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 180|
|Prof DJ Fourie|
Seven prescribed modules as well as a mini-dissertation must be completed. The programme must be completed within two years after the first registration for the degree. The Dean may, at the recommendation of the Postgraduate Committee, cancel the registration of a student during any academic year if his/her academic progress is not satisfactory.
Mini-dissertations, curricula and modules
Submission of mini-dissertation
The mini-dissertation is submitted to the MPA Administrator Coordinator, as per Research flow Diagram approved by the SPMA Research Committee.
For examination purposes, a student must, in consultation with the supervisor, submit a sufficient number of bound copies of the mini-dissertation, printed on good quality paper and of good letter quality, to the MPA Administrator Coordinator. Permission to submit the dissertation in unbound form may be obtained from the supervisor concerned.
In addition to the copies already mentioned, each successful student must submit a final bound paper copy as well as an electronic copy of the approved dissertation to the MPA Administrator Coordinator in the format specified by the SPMA Postgraduate Committee.
Minimum credits: 180
This degree is offered over a maximum of two years. All coursework modules to be completed in Year 1 of registration and the mini-dissertation to be registered in Year 2 of study. Degree must be completed within two years.
Research proposal to be submitted during year one and a supervisor will be allocated. Candidate to identify one of the specified areas (energy, water, sanitation or roads and transport) to conduct the research within a managerial and administrative context.
Leadership styles in the public sector
Regulatory framework in the public sector
Planning and objective writing
Performance information in the public sector
Project and change management
Leadership challenges in the public sector
Fundamentals, aims and concepts of programme and project management
Legislative and policy framework
Programme and project governance
Programme and project lifecycles
Programme and project methodology
Business process reengineering
Management of systems in public organisations
Strategic and operational management
Monitoring and evaluation and programme performance management
Programme and project applications
To be registered simultaneously with the course work modules.
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