On completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to:
- Translate learned theory into practical realities.
- Identify public administration and development management challenges of the 21st century and contribute towards solving identified challenges.
- Promote ethical and professional standards in the work environment.
- Display objectivity in the management of public affairs.
- Understand the political, social and economics environments in which public administration and management are practised.
- Effectively and efficiently consult with all the stakeholders as a member of a management team in the public sector environment.
- Evaluate public management related information.
- Communicate public management related issues.
- Demonstrate understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognition that public management related problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
What is the duration of the programme, how is it structured?
- Public administration 101
- Local government 101
- Information and Communication Technology
- Public administration 102
- Local government 102
- Public sector accounting 102
- Public administration 201
- Local government 201
- Ethics in the public sector
- Public law
- Public administration 202
- Local government 202
- Public sector supply chain management
- Labour Law
- Public Administration 301
- Local Government 301
- Research in the Public Sector
- Public sector budgeting
- Public administration 302
- Local Government 302
- Disaster Management
- Political Science
Public Administration is the implementation of government policy and also an academic discipline that studies this implementation and prepares civil servants for working in the public service. As a “field of inquiry with a diverse scope” its fundamental goal… is to advance management and policies so that government can function efficiently, effectively, economically and equitably. “Some of the various definitions offered for the term are: “the management of public programme”, the “translation of politics into the reality that citizens see every day”; and “the study of government decision making, the analysis of policies themselves, the various inputs that have produced them, and the inputs necessary to produce alternative policies.”
Public Administration is “Centrally concerned with the organisation of government policies and programmes as well as the behaviour of officials (usually no-elected) formally responsible for their conduct “ Many unelected public servants can be considered to be public administrators, including inter alia, heads of cities, provincial and National departments such as municipal budget directors, human resources (H.R) administrators, municipal managers, state mental health directors, cabinet secretaries. Public Administrators are Public servants working in public departments and related agencies, at all levels of government.