The Master program in Public Management (LAUREA MAGISTRALE IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT) is delivered by the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Palermo (Italy). The Master in PM is taught entirely in English, and it is an excellent way to build on your experience so far and enhance your career prospects.
One of the unresolved problems in public sector research and practice is the evaluation and improvement of results produced by invested resources. While decision making, performance, and accountability provide a robust agenda on which research and practice have been working with specific reference in the private sector, it seems that many experiences matured over the years from success and failure in this regard cannot be easily transposed to the public sector. In fact, it is claimed thatthe public sector has its specific complexity, which requires proper ‘lenses’ to frame the problems and to figure out alternative ways to manage them. The Master in Public Management aims to prepare students for an international career in performance management, planning, policy design, and sustainability analysis.
The program will teach students how to design and implement dynamic performance management systems in public sector organizations and to a wide variety of real world inter-institutional settings, e.g. urban areas. An international orientation in Management education does not imply losing the cultural roots that each student holds. It, rather, means building on them: training students must enable them to work in an international labor market and to add value to such market by bringing his/her home culture.
The Master of Science in Public Management adopts a practical approach, involving concrete case-studies discussion, comparative analysis, and empirical work developed in computer laboratories. To this end, students are engaged in teamwork and supported step-by-step by our faculty in advancing in their learning process.
The Master of Science in Public Management gives students the possibility to spend one or two semesters attending a foreign university to develop their thesis under the supervision of professors or other professionals working in the field
Target applicants hold a bachelor title and can communicate in English. A certified knowledge of English proficiency is a preferential title to be admitted to the program:
- Management studies
- Public Management
- Political Sciences
- Systems or Industrial Engineering
- Information Sciences
- Urban studies.
- Normative policy analysis (6 ECTS)
- Competitition law (9 ECTS)
- International Criminal Justice (6 ECTS)
- Economics of Cultural Markets (10 ECTS)
- International Trade Law (6 ECTS)
- Planning & Control Systems (10 ECTS)
- Performance Management in the Public Sector (12 ECTS)
- Business Strategy (8 ECTS)
- Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the Public Sector (6 ECTS)
- Models and Techniques for Human Resources Assessment and Development (9 ECTS)
- Global Politics (6 ECTS)
- Elective subject (each student will choose it among a list of extra available subjects delivered at the University of Palermo – 9 ECTS)
- Internship (6 ECTS)
- Thesis (30 ECTS)