Master in Public Administration

City Unity College in cooperation with the Swiss University, European University EurAka - Switzerland offers a postgraduate program in Public Administration.

Master in Public Administration

 

City Unity College in cooperation with the Swiss University, European University EurAka - Switzerland offers a postgraduate program in Public Administration.

  • Duration of studies: one (1) year full-time studies - two (2) years part time studies
  • Language of instruction: All teaching and exams are presented in Greek
  • Program’s objective: Preparing executives for service in the public sector as well as companies affiliated with the public sector with specialized knowledge and analytical skills to design effective policies and practical solutions to complex public problems.

 

The postgraduate program in public administration, prepares candidates for senior management jobs in corresponding organizational positions, providing specialized knowledge and analytical skills so they may provide appropriate and practical solutions to complex problems, prepare effective public policies, and develop leadership in promoting and implementing these policies.

Today, the role of Public Administration is steadily increasing as a result of the development of the private economy. Therefore, the state should be able to create the appropriate conditions for a stable external environment. This graduate program emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach, critical thinking and practice, using public administration case studies. The courses are tailored for public enterprises, which can implement analytical tools from the private sector.

Why choose European University EurAka, Switzerland
  • Swiss higher education is top ranked with an established high reputation for excellence. According to "Universitas 21 (U21) Ranking of National Higher Education Systems between 2012 and 2018", Swiss education in relation to the US and the UK holds the 2nd rank among 50 countries..
  • It is the official partner of QS Zurich AG (Swiss Certification Authority) for the design, implementation and audit of educational programs and training in Business Administration (Public Administration, Tourism and Hospitality).
  • It is the official partner of DeuZert, a founding member of IFCES, with ISO 29990 in Education, on the management of educational quality for higher / university education.
  • The European University EurAka applies strict criteria in selecting partner universities around the world to ensure the implementation of high standards of education and practical training of the Swiss higher education system.
  • It prepares graduates with skills, knowledge and abilities, specifically sought by employers worldwide and thus provides graduates with access to highly attractive international job opportunities.
  • It offers Student Value + the optional ISO 17024 personal certification as an integral part of various programs of studies.
  • It is a pioneer in scientific research by applying holistic and interdisciplinary approaches in a constantly changing world.
Why study at City Unity College
  • For the first time Swiss certified programs are presented in Greece, offering the quality of Swiss education in the Greek language.
  • The program is directly linked to the labor market, perfectly combining academic knowledge with the necessary practical skills for a successful professional career
  • The professors of the Public Administration Department are distinguished professionals, researchers and teachers on the subject they teach.
  • The program is offered full-time (1 year).
  • Students have the opportunity to train professionally with various partner organizations.
  • Any student has the chance to participate in Greek and international conferences.
  • City Unity College is cooperating with Behavioral Research Network (BRN) which offers counseling to students for their personal development.
Program duration & Teaching Methods

The duration of the program is 1 year of full-time studies or 2 years of part-time studies. The program is completed with the acquisition of 90 ECTS credits. During the courses, the necessary supervisory and laboratory materials are used (video projectors and PCs in state-of-the-art and fully equipped laboratories). All students have access to the online platform INTRANET where all teaching material, grades and announcements for all courses are posted.

Teaching Methods

The teaching methodology combines theoretical knowledge with practical training and includes:

  • case study analysis
  • experiential and group seminars
  • developing skills and critical thinking
  • lectures by Senior Public Service Officials
  • opportunities for educational visits to public enterprises and organizations
Courses

To attain a postgraduate degree in Public Administration, students must complete the following courses:

  • Administrative Organisation in the Public Sector
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Marketing Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Strategic Public Management
  • Public Operations Management
  • Public Accountability and Responsibility
  • Research Methods
  • Master’s Thesis
Our Campus

All academic programs take place in our facilities at City Unity College, in the center of Athens, 15 – 17 Thisseos, Syntagma 10562.

Career options

Graduates of this program may work mainly in the Public Sector and independent organizations of the wider public sector as junior and senior executives with great prospects for job advancement. They may also be employed in the private sector in enterprises closely related to or doing business with the public sector.

Recognition of professional rights

Under PD 38/2010, Law 3696/2008, Law 4093/2012, European University degrees obtained by attending programs in recognized / accredited Colleges are professionally recognized by the Council for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (SAEP) of the Ministry of Education.

Registration Requirements and Procedures

To enroll in the program, prospective students must meet the following requirements:

  • graduates with a degree from a Greek higher education institution or with a degree from a foreign university
  • candidates without a degree may be admitted in the program if they have experience of at least five (5) years in a related subject and after an interview with the Head of the Academic Program
  • Proficiency of English language (optional) and knowledge of PC usage
Required documents for registration

To enroll in the program students have to submit a file with the following documents:

  • A university application
  • Photocopy of their ID
  • Certified copy of their degree and their academic transcript
  • English language certificate (optional)
  • A CV
  • (2) Reference Letters

The file is evaluated by the Head of the Academic Program and the supporting documents are sent to the European University EurAka Switzerland. After the registration is completed, enrolled students shall receive their student card.

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