Master in Public Administration

60 Credits (ECTS)

MPA

The Master in Public Administration is designed to build learners’ knowledge capital, public management abilities, and leadership skills for effective administration of the public service. It drives the learners through academic research and applied learning, and grounds them on principles and practice of governance for successful service operations. This course is delivered completely online, through a combination of pre-recorded lectures followed by extensive learning materials along with dedicated Personal Tutor support.

Highlights of this course are:

  • This is a 60 ECTS Master program from Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy. It comprises six modules along with the Capstone Project.

  • GMU, accredited by the Ministry of Education, Italy, is a member of the Bologna Process in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and a NARIC-approved and WES-accepted university.

  • The course delivery and assessments are based on real-life situations and applications which will directly benefit the learner to improve their performance at their workplace.

  • The learner will understand the theories and best practices related to public service, including strategic management, ethical leadership, and respectful engagement with diverse cultures.

  • Additional certifications include Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from Cambridge International Qualifications, UK  and Certified Manager from Chartered Management Institute, UK (Optional).

  • Option to attend the annual convocation conducted by the University in Italy.

Course Module & Fee

Enroll in a 100% online course consisting of 6 modules and a Capstone Project. Opt for a pay-as-you-go scheme to learn without any financial burden.

Fastrack Plan

Registration Fees

$500 (To Start With The Course)

Course Fee

$2800 (To Be Paid Upon A Monthly Basis, $350per Month, Total 8 Installments)

PGD-CIQ Certification Fee

$300 (On Completion Of Course Modules)

Degree Certification Fee

$1000 (To Be Paid Upon Successful Completion Of The Program)

Total Fee

$4600

CMI Certification Fee

$300 (Optional)

Flexible Plan

Module Fee

$3000 (500 Per Module, Total 6 Modules)

Capstone Project Fee

$1300 (To Be Paid In 2 Installments Of $650 Each)

PGD-CIQ Certification Fee

$300 (On Completion Of Course Modules)

Degree Certification Fee

$1000 (To Be Paid Upon Successful Completion Of The Program)

Total Fee

$5600

CMI Certification Fee

$300 (Optional)

Admission Requirement

Academic Route

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (or academic equivalent) in any subject.

Mature Entry Route

If you don’t have a Bachelor’s degree, you can apply through our mature entry route. You’ll need to provide evidence of 5 years (Minimum) of relevant managerial work experience, along with certificates of your highest diplomas/degrees/professional certifications and an updated resume. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please send these details to admissions@uniathena.com. Applicants should be 23 years of age or above. Admission through Mature Entry Route will be subject to the discretion of Athena Global Education and the respective Awarding Bodies/Universities.
Applicants admitted to the program via the Mature Entry Route are required to obtain their Postgraduate Diploma Certificates as a mandatory step.

English Language Proficiency

If you are not a native speaker, you should have an appropriate English proficiency level, e.g. an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent in all bands or possess a bachelor’s degree delivered and assessed in English, or proof of work experience in an English-speaking environment.

Why UniAthena?

Flexible

At UniAthena, you are in charge of your learning! You get to decide the pace of your learning based on your financial and time availability. The learning structure is modular, ensuring pace, effectiveness and momentum of your learning journey. With this byte-sized learning format you get to learn anywhere, anytime.

Affordable

With UniAthena as your learning partner, you follow a ‘Pay as you Go Scheme’ for your program, that means no upfront bulk payment of your fee. Instead, your fee will be divided into small pocket-friendly installments distributed across your program.

Accredited & Globally Accepted

UniAthena has partnered with reputed Universities and Awarding bodies, all of which are fully accredited by governmental regulatory bodies in their respective countries. Universities are NARIC Approved and are part of European Higher education, Bologna process, making the programs recognised worldwide.

Stackable

Byte-sized learning formats ensure that each learning item carries tangible value in terms of learning outcome, which allows learners to stack or combine small units into higher education credits toward a degree or diploma. At any point of time during your course, you can claim a certificate/diploma based on the credits you have earned so far.

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Certifications

Master in Public Administration, PGD in Public Administration, Certified Manager
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Awarding Body Accredited By

Ministry of Education, Italy
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Learning

Online

Course Fees

Fastrack Plan

$4600

Flexible Plan

(9-24 Months)

$5600

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What You Learn

Module 1

Local Government Administration

Local Government Administration

Duration: 21 to 60 days

This module teaches learners about the fundamentals, structure, and operation of Local Government Administration.

21 to 60 days

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 2

Personnel Management and Leadership in Public Sector

Personnel Management & Leadership in Public Sector

Duration: 21 to 60 days

This module will help learners to enhance their Personnel Leadership qualities and be more aware of the working structure and strategies involved in the field.

21 to 60 days

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 3

E-Governance in the Public Sector

E-Governance in the Public Sector

Duration: 21 to 60 days

This module encompasses learning about the aspects, working structure, and procedures that make up the digital government.

21 to 60 days

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 4

Operations & Project Management in the Public Sector

Operations & Project Management in the Public Sector

Duration: 21 to 60 days

This module focuses on teaching the learners about functions and strategies involved in Operations and Project Management when dealing with the Public Sector.

21 to 60 days

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 5

Financial Management in Public Sector

Financial Management in Public Sector

Duration: 21 to 60 days

This module aims at helping students understand and learn about public enterprises.

21 to 60 days

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 6

Public Enterprise Management

Public Enterprise Management

Duration: 21 to 60 days

This module helps to comprehend the structure, management, processes, and regulations that exist for public enterprises.

21 to 60 days

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 7

Capstone Project

Capstone Project

Duration: 21 to 60 days

This module will equip learners to create a usable project through which they can integrate, synthesize, and demonstrate all their knowledge in a multi-faceted way to potential employers.

21 to 60 days

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 18 ECTS Credits

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Partners of this Programme

Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU) is based in Rome, Italy and it is the first Italian Open University recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). It appears among the 25 top performers worldwide in the categories of the U-Multirank ranking system for open-access publications, international joint publications, and regional joint publications.


Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ), UK is a professional awarding body based in the United Kingdom. CIQ is founded on the vision of helping individual learners and employers in attaining quality accredited awards. With centers across the Middle East, Europe, and the African region, CIQ is a proud certification partner for more than 100 organizations and has a progression pathway with some of the leading universities across the world.


Chartered Management Institute, backed by royal charter is the only Chartered body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. CMI’s management qualifications are recognized throughout the UK and Europe and provide a progressive framework that enables one to develop and broaden management skills. Their qualifications are designed in consultation with employers to meet today's demands and therefore it is valued by them.


Message from Rector

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We welcome the learners of Athena Global Education to our qualifications and wish them the very best on their future endeavours.

Prof. Alessandra Briganti

Guglielmo Marconi University, modelled around education and research, promotes innovative ICT-based educational methodologies, stimulating learners to develop high cognitive and practical competencies. The strong point of this educational system is the focus on the current educational demands required by the ever-changing working environment. By considering these developments, GMU offers learners high-quality market-oriented courses. We have been continuously growing our presence around the world through many strategic partnerships during past years and the Westford Education Group was the one of the major partnerships which has been very successful since 2015.

Athena Global Education is a new venture of Westford Education Group. A future-ready education solution, Athena Global Education utilizes the latest technology aimed at improving the learners experience. We are happy to have partnered for this new project and are eager to expand our partnership into different domains. The association with Westford Group has produced hundreds of graduates in past years and we look forward to enhancing the portfolio and providing accessibility to education around the world.

We welcome the learners of Athena Global Education to our qualifications and wish them the very best on their future endeavours.

Message from Dean

"We believe in developing highest standard of education for all our students "

Dean

Dr. Rainer Masera

GMU Business School, Italy

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Admission Process

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Why This Course ?

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Why This Course ?

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A Rock-Solid Career in Public Administration and Policy

The Master in Public Administration program is suited to those who wish to enhance their leadership and management capabilities and advance their careers in public management, policy-making, and the non profit sector. It trains the learners to develop qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and substantive knowledge of public policies for effective and efficient program implementation.

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Multiple Career Opportunities

The MPA degree opens up many job opportunities, with graduates working in various government roles, politics, educational administration, healthcare administration, international development, urban planning - and many others in and around government and public service. Taking on more responsibility in leadership roles also means receiving a higher salary. In fact, many private corporations love to hire holders of MPAs for a variety of roles. The list of possibilities is seemingly endless!

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Aids Community Welfare

After completion of this course, the learner will be able to apply theories and best practices of ethical, responsible, and accountable leadership for the public good. Along with the Master in Public Administration degree and the experience and networking possibilities it provides, you will be ready to make a change and influence decisions in your local and global community.

How You Learn ?

Engage with a scientifically developed learning pedagogy that ensures a quality and effective journey for the learners. Enjoy a seamless learning experience tailored to your level of expertise on the subject matter.

What You Receive ?

You will be receiving the following certificates as specified below:

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Master in Public Administration issued by

Guglielmo Marconi University
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60 ECTS Master Degree Transcript issued by

Guglielmo Marconi University
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Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration issued by

Cambridge International Qualifications, UK
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Postgraduate Diploma Transcript issued by

Cambridge International Qualifications, UK
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Certified Manager (Optional) issued by

Chartered Management Institute, UK.

All certificate and transcript images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of respective Universities or Awarding Bodies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learners wishing to be admitted to the Master program should satisfy the following requirements:

1. Possess a Bachelor's degree in any subject
2. If you are not a native speaker, you should have an appropriate English proficiency level, e.g. an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent in all bands or possess a Bachelor's degree delivered and assessed in English, or proof of work experience in an English-speaking environment.
3.  Applicants without a Bachelor's degree can apply through our mature entry route. Applicants will need to provide evidence of 5 years (Minimum) of relevant managerial work experience, along with certificates of your highest diplomas/degrees/professional certifications and an updated resume.
4. Applicants admitted to the program via the Mature Entry Route are required to obtain their Postgraduate Diploma Certificates as a mandatory step.

All applicants are required to upload the following documents in order to be eligible for admission:

1. Proof of having earned a Bachelor's Degree - such as a Degree Certificate. If the documents are not in English, official translations should be submitted.
2. The final transcript of Bachelor's Degree.
3. A copy of the government-issued photo identity card.
4. Applicants without a Bachelor's degree can apply through our mature entry route. Applicants will need to provide evidence of 5 years (Minimum) of relevant managerial work experience, along with certificates of your highest diplomas/degrees/professional certifications and an updated resume.

Follow these steps to formally enroll in the Master:

1. Register on Athena Global Education for a free 7-day trial.
2. Upload all the documents as required under the 'Eligibility Criteria' to the learning portal by clicking on 'Enroll Now' on the learning dashboard.
3. The academic panel will then review your documents and if found to be eligible, send you an 'Admission Offer Letter'.
4. On receiving the 'Admission Offer Letter', you can start your payment.
5. You will be given access to subsequent module content only after completing the previous module.
Once your payment is confirmed, you will be sent an official 'Admission Letter' along with a receipt for the amount paid. You will also get access to the Assignment-related documents in the 'Project Details' section.

If you are unsure about your eligibility or if you do not have a Bachelor's degree, then contact us at admissions@uniathena.com and attach the relevant documents to your email. You won't be asked to make a payment until we determine you are eligible to be admitted.

Once you register for the course, you will have access to the learning resources of the first module (or "course" in the American system) where you can access the learning materials and the e-library. Your access to these learning resources will end after 7 days of registration and you will need to enroll for the program. In order to be eligible for admission, you must upload all the eligibility-related documents on the learning portal and subsequently must have received an 'Offer of Admission' letter.

We have two different payment methods fast-track and flexible plans. Both are meticulously designed to provide learners with seamless and convenient learning experience according to their budget plans. The fast-track plan comes with monthly payment options, propelling learners to fast-forward their learning journeys and offering substantial savings on module fees. It will serve as an ideal choice for those seeking to optimize both their time and budget. In contrast, the flexible plan is tailored to work around the hectic schedules of professionals, enabling them to progress and eliminate monthly financial obligations.

After enrolling in a particular program or receiving the admission letter, we are unable to offer refunds as per our policy. However, prior to enrollment, all learners have the option to utilize the free trial period, which lasts between 3 to 7 days.

The core resources of the program are video classes and related reading materials. The video lessons and reading materials will provide you with adequate knowledge to understand the module content.

Additionally, you will also be learning from webinars, online library, additional learning materials and case studies curated by faculty.

Yes, whenever a learner joins, s/he will be assigned a Personal Tutor, whom the learners can reach out for any academic assistance. For any non-academic assistance, learners can reach out to the Student Engagement & Experience (see@uniathena.com).

The course contains the following modules:

Local Government Administration
Public Personnel Management & Leadership
E-Governance in the Public Sector
Operations & Project Management in the Public Sector
Public Enterprise Management
Capstone Project

There are no written exams for this  program. All the modules are assessed based on the module-specific project. Once you are enrolled in the module, you will be able to access the assignment brief under the 'Project Details' section in the learning portal. Apart from the assessment brief, you will be given the learning outcomes and performance criteria to know what is expected in the project from the learner. If you still have questions concerning the assignments, you can seek the support of the faculty. We are here to give you the help you need.

As soon as you are enrolled in a module, you will have 60 days to submit the assignment. However, submissions will be accepted from the 21st day of enrollment. You can choose to submit anytime during this 21-day to the 90-day timeline and immediately proceed to the next module. You can use this time to go through all the videos, read all the case studies and articles, and ask questions as you begin to write your assignment. Once submitted, you will not be able to make any changes.

After you have submitted the assignment, the faculty will evaluate and provide feedback, including results (your grade), within 21 days of your submission. If you fail, you will be given feedback on the assignment stating the reasons for failure. You will have to rework the project according to the feedback provided by the assessor. You will need to rework only the areas where you failed and not on the entire project. You will have to resubmit the assignment within 21 days of the publication of the result (grade). There are no additional fees for the resubmission.

If you fail to submit the assignment within 90 days of the enrollment date, you can request an extension of not more than 60 days and pay a fee of USD 100.00 ($100)

If you do not resubmit the failed assignment within 21 days of the published results, you may request an extension of not more than 60 days by paying USD 100.00 ($100)

If you fail again on your RE-submission, you may apply for a Re-Take by paying USD 150 ($100). You will have another 90 days of access to the resources and will need to submit the assignment within 90 days from the retake date. The process then restarts as mentioned above.

Once you move to the capstone project (thesis) stage, you will be assigned a capstone project guide who will be support you through the capstone project. The Guide normally has 4 meetings with the student: first, the proposal meeting, then the first review, third, a second review, and lastly, a final review.

A capstone project will have about 10,000 words. We will be conducting capstone project guidance classes every month which you need to attend to get a clear understanding of dissertation work and what is expected out of your research. This is in addition to the capstone project guide meetings. Once you submit the final capstone project, then you may be called for a "viva" to defend your capstone project depending on the decision of the assessor. The result will be published within 30 days of submission of the capstone project; if you fail the capstone project, then you will have an opportunity to resubmit the work as per the feedback provided by the assessor and the corrected work should be submitted within 30 days of publishing the results.

If you fail on your resubmission, then you may have to pay the capstone project fee again and you will need to start over on a new project.

Once you have enrolled for the capstone project, you need to submit the final work within 6 months of enrollment. In case of failure of submission, an extension fee will be applicable. The shortest time allocated to submit the capstone project is 90 days.

You can complete this Master Degree from a minimum of 9 months to a maximum of 24 months, based on your pace, time, and financial availability.

We are following the ‘Pay as you go scheme for our learners. Learners can select how to proceed by choosing either flexible or fixed payment, learners have to complete each module within 21 to 60 days from the enrollment date based on the chosen payment method.

Yes, the Master in Public Administration is awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University approved by Ministry of Education, Italy. Hence it is globally accepted. However, different countries have different requirements, so they may enforce their own regulations.

The Degree is awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy. Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Italy. Besides, GMU, Italy is part of the Bologna process of EU and is a NARIC approved university providing recognition to Degree across the European Union.

Under any unforeseen circumstances, if you want to withdraw from the program, you may apply for an Early Exit Award. Based on the credits earned and modules completed, you might receive a credit statement or a diploma or an extended diploma by paying the certification fee. You will be able to resume the course at a later date by re-enrolling and may resume from where you stopped, depending on the availability of that particular course at the time of re-enrollment.

Successful learners will be able to attend the annual graduation ceremony conducted in Italy. GMU will provide an invitation letter to all such learners which can be used for processing your visa for this purpose.

On successful completion of all the modules and Dissertation, learners can claim for a certificate by making the payment for certification fees. Upon claiming the certificate, it will take a maximum of 3 months for the learners to receive the certificate from the awarding body.
Extra Courier charges of $50 has to be paid for receiving the hardcopy of the certificate.