MBA with Specialization in Public Policy and Management
Distance Learning

MBA with Specialization in Public Policy and Management

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Duration18 months

Fees
€5,940 for whole program

LanguageGreek

CampusN/A

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Qualification Awarded Master in Business Administration with specialization in Public Policy and Management
Level Of Qualification Master (2nd Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Business Administration
Mode of Study Distance Learning
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

1. Acquire basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles and theoretical approaches in the essential business disciplines.
2. Apply state-of-the-art analytical methods and modelling techniques and use case-studies to analyse and provide solutions to real-life business problems.
3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts / aspects of public policy and public administration, as well as the related topics of policy design and policy implementation within the institutional framework of liberal democracies.
4. Appreciate certain issues of institutional and operational modernization of public administration.
5. Demonstrate decision making and managerial skills to think strategically and operate globally as a well-rounded business professional and leader.
6. Analyse a variety of business perspectives and market insights to stimulate innovative and competitive thinking.
7. Develop knowledge and skills in using state-of-the-art online tools and technologies
The MBA Specialisation in Public Policy and Management is primarily designed for employees working in Greece and Cyprus across a range of public sector organisations. On completion of the Program, graduates will have learnt to think strategically and creatively and analyse key issues in public policy development, implementation and management. They will have acquired the knowledge and developed the skills to work in leadership positions and make decisions under the unique processes and constraints of the public sector.
General Criteria for Distance Learning Program
All distance learning programs of the University are offered using the e-learning method. Therefore, students applying to distance learning programs, apart from the academic requirements, are required to meet the following: (a) have satisfactory level of digital literacy including use of computer and basic applications, file managing, text editing, searching the Internet, sending and receiving emails using a web browser, (b) have access to a computer with speakers and a camera connected to their computer, (c) have broadband access to the Internet.

Candidates’ minimum academic qualifications for admittance to the Program:
- An undergraduate degree from a recognized university or the equivalent international qualification in any scientific discipline, such as, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Maritime and Transport, Engineering, Law, Life Sciences, Social Sciences.

English Language Requirements:

If you have completed your entire degree in a non-English speaking Program of Study, you must demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of English language. Suitable qualifications may include:
- TOEFL, or IELTS, or GCSE, or IGCSE, or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, or equivalent, or
- High school leaving certificate from a High School where the language of instruction is English, or
- Satisfactory performance (>50%) at the English Placement Test offered by Frederick University.

Work experience:
A two year’s work experience or a good GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score would be considered an advantage.

Recognition of Previous studies (transfers):
The program recognises formal prior learning activities of students. Specifically, in the case of a candidate that has undertaken formal education at postgraduate level in relevant fields, enrolling to the MBA-PPM may allow the transfer of up to a maximum of 30 ECTS credits (amounting to one third of the programme and 50% of the taught part). Such candidates should, along with their application form, submit official transcripts (grade reports) and syllabi (course descriptions) for all University postgraduate coursework previously taken. Transcripts are evaluated by an ad-hoc Transfer Committee consisting of the Program Coordinator and two other academic staff members, in order to determine the number of credits to be transferred, in accordance with MBA-PPM program curriculum requirements.

Transfer students, regardless of the number of credits transferred should complete at least sixty of the ECTS credits required by the Program at Frederick University in order to be eligible for graduation.

How to Apply

Application forms can be downloaded by clicking here

As part of the application you will need to submit the following supporting documents:

1. Full and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
2. Personal Statement: A short written statement (around 1-2 pages) outlining your suitability to the MBA-PPM program and your reasons for applying. You may highlight your professional and research interests and any relevant work experience.
3. Degree transcripts and any other supporting documents. Please ensure that you submit copies of official transcripts of all degrees or relevant qualifications to date (including any not yet completed).
4. Two recommendation letters from people familiar with your work (at least one of them must be provided by an academic referee, the other one can be academic or professional). References can be submitted directly by your referee to the Program Admissions Team in two ways:
- Your referee must provide the reference using a professional e-mail address or
- You can request from your referee to provide a hard copy reference on headed paper, signed and posted to the address of the University Admissions Office.
5. Any other supporting documents: copies of certificates of relevant examinations such as language test results, GMAT results, etc.

Successful candidates may be invited to an interview which can be attended in person or via phone or teleconference in order to further assess their suitability for the Program.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
There are no specific examination regulations, assessment and grading methods employed by this Program. The examination regulations, assessment methods and grading system for this Program are the same as the relevant general university regulations.

Graduation Requirements
Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 90 ECTS credits in the courses listed in the Program Structure.

Furthermore, a student can graduate only if their CGPA is greater or equal to 5.00 out of 10.00. Graduating students with a CGPA less than 5.00 might have to take extra courses or repeat a number of courses in order to improve their grades.

Access to Further Studies
The graduates of the program will be able to proceed to further professional or academic qualifications, such as, have access to PhD studies (3rd Cycle) in disciplines related to those offered by the School of Business and Law.
Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 45 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLMBA541PUBLIC POLICY & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION53
2DLMBA511MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING53
3DLMBA512MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS53
4DLMBA513MARKETING PRINCIPLES53
5DLMBA514FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT53
6DLMBA515QUANTITATIVE METHODS53
7DLMBA516HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP53
8DLMBA517STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT53
9DLMBA518PROJECT MANAGEMENT53

The student must successfully complete 15 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLMBA542STATE ORGANISATION. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF LAW AND STATE ADMINISTRATION53
2DLMBA543PUBLIC BUDGETING AND TAXATION53
3DLMBA544EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND REGIONAL POLICY53

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1DLMBA510RESEARCH METHODS53
2DLMBA549MBA PROJECT:PART I100
3DLMBA550MBA PROJECT:PART II150
Total
90
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1DLMBA511MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING5
2DLMBA512MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS5
3DLMBA513MARKETING PRINCIPLES5
4DLMBA514FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT5
5DLMBA515QUANTITATIVE METHODS5
6DLMBA516HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP5
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1DLMBA517STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT5
2DLMBA518PROJECT MANAGEMENT5
3DLMBA541PUBLIC POLICY & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION5
4MBA ELECTIVE5
5MBA ELECTIVE5
6MBA ELECTIVE5
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1DLMBA510RESEARCH METHODS5
2DLMBA549MBA PROJECT:PART I10
3DLMBA550MBA PROJECT:PART II15
TOTAL30


 
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The delivery of the program of study is supported by the following members of staff:

RankName
Collaborating Acad. StaffDr. Theodoros Palivos
Collaborating Acad. StaffDr. Christos Paraskevopoulos
Collaborating Acad. StaffDr. Georgia Theocharopoulou
Collaborating Acad. StaffDr. Evangelos Tzouvelekas
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