MBA in Public Administration


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Course Overview

Master in Public Administration (MPA) programs give students a solid foundation and training in research methods, public management, and public affairs, as well as business subjects like budgeting and economics. Students in Master of Public Administration programs gain a thorough understanding of government and policy issues. Areas of specialization can include international development, nonprofit management, national and international security policy, social policy, environmental administration, and information management. In some MPA programs, students are encouraged to take classes in other departments that support their research and career goals. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
PAD 801 Administrative Theory 5
PAD 802 Public Personnel Administration 5
PAD 803 Financial Administration 5
PAD 804 Organizational Behavior 5
PAD 805 Comparative Public Administration 5
PAD 806 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
PAD 811 Organizational and Administrative Issues 5
PAD 812 Financial Management 5
PAD 813 Administrative Thought 5
PAD 814 Industrial Relations and Labour Laws 5
PAD 815 Development Administration 5
PAD 816 Management of Voluntary Agencies 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
PAD 821 Public Sector Management 5
PAD 822 Advanced Research Methodology 5
PAD 823 Urban Local Administration 5
PAD 824 Rural Local Administration 5
PAD 825 Social Welfare Administration 5
PAD 826 Insurance Sector Administration 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
PAD 831 Public Policy Analysis 5
PAD 832 Public Relations and Governance 5
PAD 833 International Administration 5
PAD 834 Administrative Law 5
PAD 835 Life Skill Development 5
PAD 836 Master Thesis 5


Career Opportunities

Graduates can choose to work in government as managers. However, there are other opportunities for public administration graduates in many different industries. Some possible career outcomes include:

  • Nonprofit manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Public sector manager
  • Labor relations specialist


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