The MA – Public Management is a two-year, part-time programme that combines instruction in key subjects in public management with an opportunity for students to research and write about a specific topic in the public management field. It aims to raise the level of analysis of Irish public management and to develop more efficient and resourceful public sector managers. In the first year of the programme, students complete six modules, adressing, among other things, economics, finance, and organisational strategy. At the end of that year they receive the interim award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. In the second year of the course, students write a dissertation on a public management issue in which they are especially interested.