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 degrees 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.

Course outline

General Semester

The first semester at IBC-M 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 enroll on to one of the three programmes during the application process.

AP and Bachelor

Semester 2 (AP) Semester 3 (AP)
Poverty Reduction and Development
Human Development
State Organization
Policy Development
Principles of Innovation
Financial Statement Analyses
Administrative and public sector legislation
Quality management and project evaluation
Public Budgeting
Applied Innovation
Human Rights and Administration
Semester 4 (AP) Semester 5 (Bachelor)
AP Degree in PA:
AP ThesisBachelor Degree in PSM:
Intercultural communication and PR
Individual socialization and learning
Public finance management
Profession, organization, and citizens
Needs assessment and project cycle management
Legal systems
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

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

IBC-M’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.

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