Public Administration Department
Get the problem-solving and practical skills needed to address the challenges of modern public sector management and reform. Covering a range of social, democratic and economic concepts such as human rights, innovation, development, and European integration, the Public Administration department will support and inspire you in your ambition to make a difference to the world you live in.
You can gain two different types of degree from the Public Administration department:
- Academy Profession (AP) degree in Public Administration (PA): 2 years (120 ECTS).
- Bachelor degree in Public Service Management (PSM): 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
Public Administration Department students receive diplomas from IBCM and from University College Lillebaelt in Denmark.
The first semester at IBCM is called the General Semester. You will take modules related to all three departments (Environmental & Agricultural Management, Marketing & Management, and Public Administration).
Please note: From 2016, new students must enrol on to one of the three programmes during the application process.
AP and Bachelor
|Semester 2 (AP)||Semester 3 (AP)|
|Poverty Reduction and Development|
Principles of Innovation
Financial Statement Analyses
|Administrative and public sector legislation|
Quality management and project evaluation
Human Rights and Administration
|Semeser 4 (AP)||Semester 5 (Bachelor)|
|AP Degree in PA:|
Bachelor Degree in PSM:
|Profession, organization and citizens|
Needs assessment and project cycle management
|Semester 6 (Bachelor)||Semester 7 (Bachelor)|
|MANDATORY INTERNSHIP||Bachelor Thesis Project|
*Note – this is a sample course outline – actual units studied may vary.
Download the Public Administration programme handbook.
Career prospects include a huge range of occupations in the government, international and non-profit sectors, from public administrators, policy advisors, market research analysts, to public agency directors, city managers, and local government officials.
Real work experience
IBCM’s motto is “From Theory to Practice”, and by the time you graduate you will have had the chance to use the knowledge you gained in the classroom in a real-world work setting. You have the flexibility to choose where you would like to complete your full-time internships.
If you choose to graduate at AP level (after 2 years) you will need to complete one three-month internship in Semester 4. If you choose to graduate at Bachelors level (after 3.5 years) you do not need to do an internship in Semester 4, but will need to complete one 4-5 month internship in Semester 6.
These internships are highly valued by employers and can often lead to a permanent role.
What are you waiting for?
Apply now to turn your passion for social change in to a career!
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