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  • Master of Public

    Administration

  • OBJECTIVE OF THE MPA PROGRAM

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed for students

    interested in a thorough understanding of the processes and practices associated with

    the management of public sector organizations at the national and local levels. It seeks

    to improve public and nonprofit management by preparing highly competent, skilled

    and ethical administrators to work in applied settings.

    Graduates of the program will demonstrate:

    Skills necessary for managing in a multi-disciplinary non-business environment

    Ability to recognize and evaluate the ethical implications of their actions and act

    as socially responsible administrators and leaders

    Leadership and team-building skills in an environment where profit is not the

    paramount objective

    Expertise in using analytical tools and techniques in research relevant to public

    administration

  • Course Code Description Units

    GPU 716 Government Accounting, Auditing and Management Audit

    3

    GPU 717 Job Evaluation and Salary Administration

    3

    GPU 727 Policy Analysis 3

    GPU 729 The Policy Process 3

    Course Code Description Units

    GPU 798 Thesis Writing I 3

    GPU 799 Thesis Writing II with colloquium 3

    MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)

    Plan A, With Thesis Total Units: 36

    I. BASIC COURSES (9 units) II. ELECTIVE COURSES (6 units)

    (Choose any two)

    III. GPU 730 WRITTEN COMPREHENSIVE

    EXAMINATION

    (To be taken after finishing all the core/foundation and

    major courses in the curriculum and before thesis writing)

    IV. THESIS (6 Units)

    Course Code Description Units

    GPU 711 Principles of Public

    Administration

    3

    Choose any one of the following:

    GMB 712 Business and Management 3 Research

    3

    GPU 714 Research Methods in Public Research

    3

    Choose any one of the following:

    GER 712 Statistics Applied to

    Educational Research

    3

    GMB 713 Managerial Statistics with

    Computer Application

    3

    GPU 715 Research Statistics 3

    II. MAJOR COURSES (15 Units)

    Course Code Description Units

    GMB 715 Human Behavior in

    Organization

    3

    GPU 712 Organization Theory and

    Management

    3

    GPU 720 Program and Project

    Development

    3

    GPU 722 Public Policy and Program 3

    GPU 723 Local Government and

    Regional Administration

    3

    GPU 725 Financial Management in Government

    3

  • COURSE DESCRIPTION GPU 711 - PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC

    ADMINISTRATION

    Principles, issues, trends in the theory and

    process of public administration. (3 units)

    GPU 712 - ORGANIZATION THEORY AND MANAGEMENT

    This course is designed to help students

    understand the dynamics of organization and

    management as applied to public administration.

    The subject covers rules of organization and

    business management principles from the overall

    structures to the various aspects of the enterprise/

    agency at various stages of the countrys growth.

    The students will also be guided on how to critic

    and evaluate public and business published

    management policies and their implementation. (3

    units)

    GPU 714 - RESEARCH METHODS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    Scientific procedures, research concepts,

    designs and methods applicable to public

    administration. (3 units)

    GER 712 STATISTICS APPLIED TO EDUCATION RESEARCH I

    Designed to familiarize students with basic

    statistical techniques applied to educational

    problems; emphasis is on developing a good grasp

    of the logic behind statistical procedures; the

    computation and application of elementary

    statistical tests will likewise be treated; for

    exposition, the main vehicle will be individual

    reporting following the format of clarification,

    elaboration, illustration and check- up; some

    laboratory and practicum-type work will be

    ventured; expects students to be able to utilize basic

    statistics for conducting sound educational

    appraisal and research, at the end of course. (3

    units)

    GMB 712 - BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

    RESEARCH

    Research methods used in the study of

    organizations, including experimental design,

    survey research, case methods, questionnaire and

    interview construction, and scaling techniques.

    Students are expected to design business and

    management research projects that are carried out

    later. (3 units)

    GMB 713 - MANAGERIAL STATISTICS WITH COMPUTER APPLICATION

    Methods of collecting, analyzing and

    interpreting data for managerial decision making.

    Topics include data presentation, measures of

    central tendency, dispersion and skewness, discrete

    and continuous probability distributions, sampling

    methods and distributions, confidence intervals

    (for parameter estimates) and tests of hypotheses.

    (3 units)

    GMB 715 HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN

    ORGANIZATION

    An introduction to basic organizational

    behavior concepts, and how to develop effective

    people management strategies, and gain insight into

    ones own behavior in order to increase chances of

    success in a variety of organizations. (3 units)

    GPU 715 - RESEARCH STATISTICS

    Statistical techniques applied to research

    in decision-making, policy formulation, and

    program development and evaluation. (3 units)

    GPU 716 - GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING, AUDITING, AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT

    Principles, concepts, methods and

    procedures in government accounting, auditing,

    procedures underlying a comprehensive audit of

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    government operations. (3 units)

    GPU 717 - JOB EVALUATION AND SALARY ADMINISTRATION

    Concepts, systems, and processes, as well as

    problems and current practices on job and

    compensation management applied in public

    organizations. (3 units)

    GPU 720 - PROGRAM AND PROJECT

    DEVELOPMENT

    Program and project implementation and

    evaluation. It orients students on the techniques for

    evaluating processes and outcomes of public

    sector and non-profit programs. It uses a

    survey approach to present an overview of

    key elements of program evaluation, which

    includes data gathering, budgeting, and practical

    issues. (3 units)

    GPU 722 - PUBLIC POLICY AND PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

    Dynamics of public policy formulation and

    development, program implementation, program

    budgeting, organizing management and service

    delivery. (3 units)

    GPU 723 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION

    The structure and functions of Philippine

    local government as envisioned by the local

    government code; its agencies and corporations;

    relations and coordination in the attainment of

    regional and national development goals. (3 units)

    GPU 725 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNMENT

    Financial management including financial

    planning, budget analysis and preparation,

    accounting cash management, and financial

    accountability in a government organization. (3

    units)

    GPU 727 - POLICY ANALYSIS

    Techniques in coping with changes in

    the socio-economic, political, and administrative

    sectors of the national government towards

    attainment of efficiency and effectiveness of the

    national economy. (3 units)

    GPU 729 - THE POLICY PROCESS

    Methodological, environmental, institutional, and

    substantive issues in the policy cycle, including in-

    depth analysis of specific substantive policy issues.

    (3 units)

    GPU 730 - WRITTEN COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

    To be taken after finishing all the

    core/foundation/major courses in the curriculum

    and before thesis writing. (3 units)

    GPU 798 - THESIS WRITING I

    The MPA program requires each student to

    demonstrate his/her mastery of a specific problem

    drawn from chosen field of specialization,

    relevant business literature and

    theory, and appropriate research methods by

    passing the oral presentation of his/her thesis

    proposal. This proposal normally includes

    submissionto the students MPA Thesis

    Committeeof the first three chapters of his/her

    study, to wit:

    The Research Problem Review of Related Literature and Studies Research Design The thesis writing course provides students with

    direct advising instruction designed to help

    students present passing proposals. Each

    students Thesis Committee Chairperson certifies

    to the Dean that the formal MPA Thesis

    Proposal is acceptable. (3 units)

  • GPU 799 - THESIS WRITING II WITH COLLOQUIUM

    The course provides individual faculty

    mentoring to the student while they continue the

    process of completing their projects. The final

    requirement of the course is a successful oral

    defense of the completed research study. Prior

    to graduation, the students Thesis committee must

    approve the MPA Thesis without changes. (3 units)

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