Public Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management is a one-year, part-time programme that analyses public management issues using models and concepts from the social sciences and from quantitative disciplines. Students receive instruction in areas vital to the effective management of public services, including the cost-appraisal of projects, the promotion of organisational change, public sector financial management and the huge significance of EU institutions and policies for Ireland. The Diploma is both a stand-alone qualification and the first year of the MA programme. The programme is divided into two semesters - September to December and January to April - and is delivered through a blend of distance education and intensive weekend seminars at the IPA. 

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
August 2017

The MA – Criminal Justice is a two-year part-time programme that explores the key issues in the management of the criminal justice system. It seeks to raise the level of analysis within the Irish criminal justice system and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective management in this area. On completing the first year of the programme, students receive the interim award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. The second year of the course involves study of modules in criminal justice and the preparation of minor dissertation 

 

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
Two academic years.
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

The MA – Financial Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores key subjects in financial management. It seeks to raise the level of financial analysis in the public service and equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective financial management. On completing the first year of the programme students receive the interim award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. In the second year, students take three modules in financial management and complete a minor dissertation. 

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
Two academic years.
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

The MA – Healthcare Management is a two-year, part-time programme that focuses on the issues that affect health and hospital services. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in healthcare management in Ireland and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage effectively. On completing the first year of the programme, students receive the interim award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. In the second year, students take three modules in healthcare management and complete a minor dissertation. 

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
Two academic years
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

The MA – Human Resource Management is a two-year part-time programme that explores the key issues in human resource management. An informed appreciation of the theories, debates and legislation that dominate HRM practice is a huge advantage to any manager. This programme seeks to raise the level of analysis in public sector human resource management and to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of people. On completing the first year of the programme, students receive the interim award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. In the second year, students take three HRM modules and complete a minor dissertation. 

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
Two academic years
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

The MA – Leadership and Strategy is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the theory and practice of effective leadership and strategy formulation. Both public and private sector organisations need leaders with expertise in the HR, strategic and financial components of organisational life. On completion of the first year, students receive the interim award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. In the second year, they take three modules in leadership and strategy and complete a minor dissertation.

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
Two academic years
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

The MA – Local Government Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the key issues in local government. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in Irish local government management and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective management in the local government field. On completing the first year of the programme, students receive the interim award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. In the second year, students take three modules in local government management and complete, under expert supervision, a minor dissertation. 

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
Two academic years
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

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. 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. 

 

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
Two academic years
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

Postgraduate Certificates are one-year programmes in which students take the second year of an IPA MA programmes. There are seven options:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Local Government
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Management

Students complete the relevant modules and undertake a minor dissertation. 

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

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