Curriculum: Syllabus: Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Curriculum: Master of Public Administration (MPA)

  1. Program ObjectiveThe objective of the Master’s Degree program in Public Administration (MPA) is to produce high-level human resources in order to serve public affairs management of the government, non-government, public enterprises and private sectors. The program focuses on areas of specialization such as Development Administration, Human Resource Development, Public Finance, and Law and Order Administration. After successful completion of the program, a student will be able to function as an administrator/manager in government, non-government, public enterprises and private sectors. The MPA program specifically aims to:
  2. Curricular StructureThe curriculum for MPA degree comprises of four separate and distinct course components as follows :
    1. Core Courses: Core courses integrate all functional areas and provide the students with an appreciation of the diversity and interrelationship of Public Administration, Development Administration, Public Policy Analysis, Public Financial Administration, Public Personnel Administration and Organizational Behavior.
    2. Analytical and Professional Core Courses: Analytical courses are designed to enable the students to develop the skill of identifying and analyzing the problems. It includes subjects – Research Methods in Public Administration, Public Enterprise Management and Social Responsibility, International Administration and Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs Management.
    3. Specialization Courses: Specialization in any one of the areas, Development Administration, Human Resource Development, Public Finance and Law and Order Administration areas enables the student to develop their expertise in the functional area.
    4. Thesis Writing: Thesis writing is an optional subject. While completing the specialization areas (elective courses), students are required to take either four courses of 50 marks each or thesis writing of 100 marks with any two courses of 50 marks each from the same specialized area. The thesis has to be written within the specialization area opted by the students.
  3. Course CompositionThe Core Courses carry 800 marks and specialization areas (elective courses) carry 200 marks. In the first year, students shall study six courses with the total weight of 500 marks. The following are the courses for the first and second year.
First Year
Course No. Subject Marks
PA 500 Fundamentals of Public Administration 100
PA 510 Research Methods in Public Administration 100
PA 520 Development Administration 100
PA 530 Public Policy 100
PA 540 Public Financial Administration 50
PA 550 Administrative Law 50
Second Year
Course No. Subject Marks
PA 600 Public Policy Analysis 100
PA 610 Public Enterprise Management and Social Responsibility 100
PA 620 International Administration 50
PA 630 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs Management 50
  1. Specialization Areas (Elective Courses):Courses equivalent 200 marks to be selected from any one of the following areas.
Development Administration Area
Course No. Subject Marks
DA 621 Rural Development 50
DA 622 Urban Development 50
DA 623 Development Planning 50
DA 624 Project Management 50
Human Resources Development Area
Course No. Subject Marks
HR 631 Personnel Administration in Nepal 50
HR 632 Comparative Personnel Administration of SAARC Countries 50
HR 633 Labor Policy and Administration in Nepal 50
HR 634 Human Resources Development 50
Public Finance Area
Course No. Subject Marks
PF 641 Budgeting 50
PF 642 Accounting system in Nepal 50
PF 643 Auditing system in Nepal 50
PF 644 Tax Administration in Nepal 50
Law and Order Administration Area

 

Course No. Subject Marks
PO 651 Public Security and Development 50
PO 652 Police Administration 50
PO 653 Security Management 50
PO 654 District Administration and Law Enforcement 50
Thesis Writing
Course No. Subject Marks
TH 655 Thesis 100