Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a post-graduate program mainly designed for professionals and fresh graduates from different disciplines with a view to providing qualitative and quantitative analytical skills required by leaders in the major fields of governance, administration and development affairs. This program is conducted taking into account the changing needs and trends of the administration/management and graduates’ career prospects. It, therefore, incorporates an international perspective and multidisciplinary approach in its teaching methods. Along with adding extra skill to current professionals working in public, development and business sectors, it will also build fresher’s well-trained and skilled professionals for job opportunities is one of the most important ingredients of this program. It’s a professional degree, rather than an academic one. Like most professional degrees, it can lead to a wide variety of careers. MPAs work in nonprofits, government agencies, international NGOs, social enterprises, private businesses, financial institutions, and more.
Total Credit Hours Requirement
MPA Program has been designed to provide for the adjustment of variation in the backgrounds of the students. The normal credit hours requirement for MPA program is 54.0. However, students having different educational backgrounds and job experience will complete credit hours as shown in the following table.
Minimum courses & credit hours required to be completed by students with different backgrounds.
|SL.||Qualifications||Foundation Course||Core Course||Major Course||Internship/ Dissertation||Total Credit|
|1.||Graduate (Pass Course)||12||24||12||6||
|2.||Graduate (Hons)/Masters in Non Social Science Discipline||6||24||12||6||
|3.||Graduate (Hons)/Masters in Social Science Discipline||N/A||24||12||6||
|4.||Graduate (Hons)/Masters in any Discipline with 02 years of Experience and Masters in Public Administration||N/A||24||12||N/A||
MPA program consists of three types of courses:
MPA 401: Introduction to Government and Politics
MPA 402: Human Resource Management
MPA 403: Fundamentals of Management
MPA 404: Fundamentals of Sociology
MPA 501: Introduction to Public Administration and Management
MPA 502: Organization Theories and Behavior
MPA 503: Administrative Law and Regulatory Administration
MPA 504: Public Administration in Bangladesh
MPA 505: Performance Management
MPA 506: Managing Change and Innovations in Public Sector / Managing
MPA 507: Public Financial Management
MPA 508: Advanced Social Research Methodology/
MPA 509: Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
MPA 514: Politics and Development Administration
MPA 515: Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
MPA 519: Human Resources Development
Students will have to complete at least four courses (12 credits) of for each area of concentration/specialization.
MPA 600: Thesis Code: MPA600