Your complete guide to studying Public Administration

Everything you need to know about studying Public Administration

part of Business & Management

Public Administration is the study of government policies, decisions, and actions with a direct effect on the public sector and citizens’ wellbeing. Public Administration deals with social problems and prepares future leaders who can have a positive impact working for the local government, municipal authorities, or non-profit organisations (NGOs).

Public Administration is interdisciplinary and overlaps with other areas, like Social Sciences, Business, Finance, Communication, Data Science, Law, and Ethics.

Public Administration seeks to answer questions like: What are the consequences of this new policy plan? Is the current proposal aligned with democratic values and the interests of citizens? Are our plans feasible from a political, social, and economic point of view? Have the latest policies had the expected impact?

A typical Public Administration curriculum includes classes in Democratic Theory, Money, Markets and Economic Policies, International Politics, Governance, Public Finance, Constitutional Law, Comparative Politics, Strategic Planning, Social Change, etc.

Public Administartion graduates pursue successful careers in the public sector, working in governmental institutions, departments and agencies.Public Administration graduates can follow the following careers: charity officer, civil service administrator, local government officer, social researcher, education or health care administrator, public affairs/administration consultant, urban planner, budget analyst, labour relation specialist.

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