Curriculum: Master of Public Administration (MPA)
- 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:
- Curricular StructureThe curriculum for MPA degree comprises of four separate and distinct course components as follows :
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|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|
|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|
- Specialization Areas (Elective Courses):Courses equivalent 200 marks to be selected from any one of the following areas.
|Development Administration Area|
|DA 621||Rural Development||50|
|DA 622||Urban Development||50|
|DA 623||Development Planning||50|
|DA 624||Project Management||50|
|Human Resources Development Area|
|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|
|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
|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|