|07251153||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 180|
|Prof DJ Fourie|
Seven prescribed modules as well as a mini-dissertation must be completed. The prescribed compulsory modules must be completed successfully before candidates may register for the elective modules. The curriculum is compiled in consultation with the Director of the School of Public Management and Administration.
The programme extends over a minimum period of two years, but must be completed within four 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.
Dissertations/mini-dissertations/research reports, curricula and modules
Article for publication
A dean may require, before or on submission of a dissertation, the submission of a draft article for publication to the supervisor. The draft article should be based on the research that the student has conducted for the dissertation and be approved by the supervisor concerned. The supervisor should then have the opportunity to take the paper through all the processes of revision and resubmission as may be necessary and/or appropriate in order to achieve publication.
Submission of dissertation
A dissertation is submitted to the Head: Student Administration, before the closing date for the various graduation ceremonies as announced annually.
For examination purposes, a student must, in consultation with the supervisor, submit a sufficient number of bound copies of the dissertation, printed on good quality paper and of good letter quality, to the Head: Student Administration. Permission to submit the dissertation in unbound form may be obtained from the supervisor concerned on condition that a copy of the final approved dissertation is presented to the examiners in bound format or electronic format.
In addition to the copies already mentioned, each successful student must submit a bound paper copy as well as two electronic copies of the approved dissertation to the Head: Student Administration in the format specified by the faculty and in accordance with the minimum standards set by the Department of Library Services, before 15 February for the Autumn graduation ceremonies and before 15 July for the Spring graduation ceremonies, failing which the degree will only be conferred during a subsequent series of graduation ceremonies.
Minimum credits: 180
Compulsory modules (150 credits) Credits
PAD 801 Public administration selected topics 801 (15)
OPB 800 Public management theories 800 (15)
HPB 801 Human resource management 801 (15)
FHB 800 Financial resource management 800 (15)
NME 801 Research methodology 801 (15)
PAD 898 Mini-dissertation Public administration 898 (75)
Two of the following:
Elective modules (30 credits):
OTP 800 Development theories and practices 800 (15)
MDT 800 Modern management techniques 800 (15)
MXA 800 Municipal government and administration 800 (15)
SOB 800 Urban development management 800 (15)
OXA 800 Public policy analysis 800 (15)
OOB 800 Public entrepreneurial management 800 (15)
OGW 801 Environmental management 801 (15)
LOB 800 Rural development management 800 (20) (15)
IAD 800 International administration 800 (15)
OGA 800 Organisational analysis 800 (15)
To be registered from the second year of study until completion of degree. Guidance will be provided from year one after the submission of an approved research proposal.
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.
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