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Program: MPA (Gedoseer)

Code Faculty Duration Credits Download
07251153 Fakulteit Ekonomiese en Bestuurswetenskappe Minimum duur van studie: 1 jaar Totale krediete: 180
Contact:
Prof DJ Fourie
[email protected]
+27 (0)124203472

Programinligting

Hierdie inligting is slegs in Engels beskikbaar.

Toelatingsvereistes

  • A completed bachelor's degree or equivalent (eg BTech, B.Soc, BEd) with an average of at least 60%.
  • Administrative and managerial exprience, preferably in the public sector, as deemed adequate and appropriate by the Director of the School of Public Management and Administration.
  • A maximum of 50 students can be admitted by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee.
  • A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the head of the department if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department – with the proviso that a candidate who does not comply with the required level of competence, may be admitted, provided that he/she completes additional study assignments and/or examinations.
  • The head of department concerned may set additional admission requirements. 
  • Specific departments have specific requirements for admission. 
  • The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive. 
  • Allowance will be made for the diversity profile of students.

Addisionele vereistes

  1. A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the Director of the School of Public Management and Administration if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department – with the proviso that a candidate who does not comply with the required level of competence, may be admitted, provided that he/she completes additional study assignments and/or examinations.
  2. The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive.

Ander programspesifieke inligting

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.

Eksamens en slaagvereistes

  • A subminimum of 45% is required in the examination in each of the modules.
  • Credit is obtained for each module in which a final mark of at least 50% has been achieved.
  • Only one supplementary examination in a maximum of two modules is permitted.
  • A candidate may not present himself/herself for an examination in the same module more than twice, except with the approval of the Dean, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Public Management and Administration. In the context of this regulation the phrase "may not sit an examination more than twice in the same module" as it appears in General Regulation G.32(b).2, implies that a candidate may not sit for an examination in a module, including one supplementary examination, more than three times.
  • Supplementary examinations cover the same subject matter as was the case for the examinations.

Navorsing

Mini-dissertations, curricula and modules

  1. The degree programme requires that a mini-dissertation must be submitted for examination.
  2. Information on modules, credits and syllabi is available, on request, from the head of department concerned.
  3. The mini-dissertation must be submitted to the MPA Administrator Coordinator for examination after permission is granted by the supervisor.

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 krediete: 180

Kernmodules

  • Module-inhoud:

    *Hierdie inligting is slegs in Engels beskikbaar.

    • Concepts, aims and principles of public finance
    • Governments and the distribution of income
    • Role players in financial resource management
    • Budgeting, budgeting techniques and systems
    • Financial performance measurement
    • Tariff settings and viability techniques
    • Internal control and accounting
    • Policy documents relating to financial management
    • Logistical and asset management
    • Tendering tenders and contracts
    • Monitoring and auditing
    • Financial accountability

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Module-inhoud:

    *Hierdie inligting is slegs in Engels beskikbaar.

    • Institutions and functionaries involved in public human resource management
    • Basic values and directives governing public human resource management
    • Role players and their functions
    • Issues in public human resource management
    • Labour relations management
    • Ethics and accountability

    Sien meer

  • Module-inhoud:

    *Hierdie inligting is slegs in Engels beskikbaar.

    • Research design
    • Conceptualisation and measurement
    • Operationalisation
    • The logic of sampling
    • Surveys

    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.

    Sien meer

  • Module-inhoud:

    *Hierdie inligting is slegs in Engels beskikbaar.

    • Key concepts in public policy analysis and implementation
    • Participants (role players) in policy analysis
    • Ethics and policy analysis
    • Approaches to policy analysis (A typology)
    • Models for policy analysis
    • Policy analysis as a process: A general overview
    • Policy analysis as a process: Identifying problems and determining objectives for research
    • Policy analysis as a process: Cost effectiveness, alternative options and determination of cost
    • Forecasting and policy analysis
    • Methods and techniques in policy analysis: An overview
    • Acceptance and implementations of policy proposals
    • Monitoring and evaluation of policy outcomes
    • Pitfalls and limitations of policy analysis

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  • Module-inhoud:

    *Hierdie inligting is slegs in Engels beskikbaar.

    • Development of Public Administration as a practice
    • Relationship between Public Administration and other dimensions
    • Administrative activities
    • Functional activities
    • Auxiliary functions
    • Sector governance and utilityregulations

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  • Module-inhoud:

    Leadership theories
    Leadership styles in the public sector
    Ethical leadership
    Regulatory framework in the public sector
    Communication
    Decision-making
    Team roles
    Planning and objective writing
    Performance information in the public sector
    Management processes
    Project and change management
    Leadership challenges in the public sector

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  • Module-inhoud:

    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
    Budget programmes
    Programme and project applications

    Sien meer

  • Module-inhoud:

    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.

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