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Online Master in Public Administration and Government in Latin America

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Classes taught in:
Spanish
Start of classes:
09 October 2018 (to be confirmed)
End of program:
20 December 2019 (to be confirmed)
Program type:
Màster universitari
ECTS:
90
Modality:
Online
Tuition fees:
8,350.00€
Places:
40

Join us for our online info session on May 31st, 6.30 pm. Register here!

The Online Master in Government and Public Administration in Latin America at UPF Barcelona School of Management guarantees an internationally recognized education in Government and Public Administration and an in-depth exploration of the current reality of the Public Sector in Latin America. This official degree has been evaluated, and approved by the Quality Agency for the University System of Catalonia, AQU Catalonia (regulated by the Ministry of Education), and is recognized in the countries of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The diploma issued by our institution can be legalized through the Ministry of Education in order to be recognized in a foreign country (The Hague Convention, The Andrés Bello Convention, among others).

Given by Pompeu Fabra University's renowned lecturers in Social and Political Science, the Online Master in Government and Public Administration in Latin America provides you with the practical tools required to design governmental structures in Latin America, to improve governability, and to innovate all aspects of public management: information and communication systems, planning, control and evaluation, as well as the accountability of public institutions.

This program also provides for a ten-day stay in Barcelona, during which the key aspects of different subjects will be addressed. A conceptual analysis is combined with visits to Spanish public institutions in order to learn about experiences that will lead students to reflect on these in the Latin American context. Download the programme here.

The visit is programmed for the month of January. The academic objective is twofold, firstly to socialize, integrate and involve students in the learning process, and secondly to provide a comprehensive vision of the key areas that are developed during the program.

The Online Master in Government and Public Administration in Latin America is aimed at graduates who wish to specialize in improving and innovating the dynamics of governance, and professionals in the area of public administration, cooperation and development in Latin America.

Why this program?

  1. Because it will help you to boost your career and thus play a key role in improving public administration and the development of public policy in Latin America.
  2. Because it will provide you with a major opportunity to network with lecturers and students and explore the politico-institutional reality of Latin America together. You will share a classroom with students with varied, interesting profiles such as, politicians and public administrators from different areas of government in Latin America, as well as specialists in public administration, cooperation and development.
  3. Because it has been designed by Carles Ramió, David Sancho and Miquel Salvador, academics with extensive experience, and national and international recognition in the area of in government and public administration, especially in Latin America, as well as other lecturers from the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University.

Objectives

Systems of government and public administrations are currently undergoing a significant progression in the interest of achieving improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of their policies and management, as well as promoting sustainable and geographically integrated social development. In this context, we believe that the syllabus for specialist studies in the field of Government and Public Administration should revolve around three fundamental axis:

  • The study of the concrete needs in each context represented by the social and institutional reality of each country or region.
  • The definition of public intervention strategies based on the introduction of political and institutional innovation systems, adapted to each social and political context.
  • To provide practical training based on the methods, techniques and instruments that are required to compare theoretical, conceptual, and model-based knowledge with a view to the real application of these in the social environment.

Specifically, the program aims to train specialist in the following areas:

  1. The design and institutional evaluation of Government structures.
  2. The reinforcement of improvement processes within Governance.
  3. The analysis of the legal-economic system as a reference point for the introduction of political and administrative improvements.
  4. The design, implementation and evaluation of public development policies in Latin America.
  5. The introduction of innovation in the sphere of Public Administration: organization, human resources, information and communication systems, planning, control, and evaluation.
  6. Improvement in participation processes and accountability of Public Institutions.

Who is it for?

Political officials and public-sector managers from different areas of government in Latin America participate in the Master in Government and Public Administration in Latin America, in addition to specialists in public management, cooperation and development wishing to familiarize themselves with the politico-institutional reality in Latin America.

The Online Master in Government and Public Administration in Latin America is aimed at graduates who wish to specialize in improving and innovating the dynamics of governance, and professionals in the area of public administration, cooperation and development in Latin America.

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