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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes are accepted starting from 15 November 2017.

MA Public Policy and Management

文學碩士(公共政策及管理)


Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P27
Intermediate Award Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Management
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons
Indicative Intake Target 70 (subject to approval)
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years; Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Application Deadline
31 Mar 2018 (Local & Non-local)
Mode of processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Director
Dr HSIEH, Chih-wei
Ph.D. (Florida State), MA, B A (National Chengchi University)
Admissions Officer
Dr Glenn HUI
BA UCLA, MA PhD CityU
General Enquiries
+852 3442 7533
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.



Programme Aims and Objectives

The MAPPM will provide you with opportunities to enhance your theoretical knowledge, practical skills and critical understanding of public policy and management processes in both local and international contexts. Upon successful completion of the programme, you should be able to:

  • discover and analyse critically current and emerging knowledge relating to principles, theories and practices in international and local governance, public policy and management;
  • contrast and assess the roles, inter-relationships and limitations of various actors and organizations involved in the governance of people, money, and the environment ;
  • explain, compare and evaluate critically various values, ethical principles and cultural traditions shaping policy-making processes and the delivery of services to the community;
  • be creative in problem solving and demonstrate practical and, as appropriate, innovative management, planning, team-working, decision making and research skills; and
  • contribute to the development of knowledge about public policy and management by active discovery through undertaking supervised dissertation, capstone project, or other project-related coursework.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and hold a degree, or equivalent.
 
Short-listed applicants may be asked to undergo a selection process.
 
Priority will be given to those applying with relevant work experience.
 
Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Course Description

There are six common core courses (a total of 17 credit units) and three stream core courses (a total of 9 credit units). In addition, this programme will compose of a 4-credit research elective course:

Programme core courses (17 credit units)

Students are required to take six common core courses (a total of 17 credit units). These common core courses, consist of public management, public policy evaluation, and research method and evidence, serve as a firm foundation for public policy and management professions.

  • Theories of Government and Public Administration
  • Values and Choice in Public Policy
  • Policy Processes and Analysis
  • Workshop in Public Affairs
  • Evidence-based Policy and Practice
  • Research Methods in Public Policy and Managemen

 

Stream core courses (9 credit units)

For the needs of professional specialization, the programme will have the streams in public management, public policy, and environmental management. Students are allowed to choose only one stream, with nine credit units. Three designated stream courses (3 credit each) are specially designed for each of the stream.

Public Policy Stream

  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Behavioral Insights in Public Policy
  • Public Budgeting and the Management of Financial Resources

Public Management Stream

  • Managing Organizations and People
  • Comparative Public Sector Management
  • Public Budgeting and the Management of Financial Resources

Environmental Management Stream

  • Environmental Management and Economics
  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Principles and Practice/Behavioral Insights in Public Policy*
  • Energy and Environmental Law/Environmental Governance in China*

* As an alternative offering when the designated course is unavailable.

 

Research Electives (4 credit units)

Students are required to group together and work on a capstone project that focuses on selected public management, policy or environmental management issues approved by an instructor. Students who have the cumulative GPA (3.2) on the Programme Core Courses and want to work on more academic oriented research topics or pursue further study can choose to work on a dissertation.


Bonus Features

The programme offers you:
  • A highly varied and dynamic peer group of public managers, disciplined services officers, politicians, as well as managers and professionals working in the private and non-profit sectors.
  • Comparative perspectives
  • Integration of theories and practices   
  • International and local guest speakers and lectures
  • Special induction and study skills workshops