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The Master's Degree Program in Administration and Public Policy, as of the 2017/2018 academic year, offers a profoundly renewed educational offering that incorporates the new needs of the world of work. To the long path of renewal of the educational offerings have fruitfully contributed not only professional organizations and practitioners of the labor sectors targeted by the course of study but also students, providing suggestions on teaching and course organization.

What will you study

The Master's Degree in Administration and Public Policy offers a unique curriculum. The teachings are divided into ambits.

  • use data sources
  • detect information to build data bases
  • analyze large amounts of data with the tools of descriptive and inferential statistics
  • design and conduct sample surveys and population surveys
  • detect and analyze subjective behaviors and motivations
  • prepare summary reports of the processing conducted through tables and graphs
  • evaluate social and health services

To carry out public management actions in different management areas such as:

  • planning and control
  • human resource management
  • finance
  • communication
  • risk management
  • project management

  • consider the needs and constraints of territorial public administration action within the national and European framework
  • identify opportunities for action related to multilevel governance
  • apply operationally the rules on budget management, knowing how to critically read the accounting and financial documents of public bodies

  • apply the tools of decision theories to decision-making processes
  • develop the operational method for conducting research
  • intervene in the public policy-making process
  • detect effective and efficient information with respect to the objective
  • identify critical issues and room for improvement in organizational processes and service delivery
  • evaluate the implications of society's transformative macro-processes on public and private administrations

  • competencies and skills expected at the B2 level of the chosen language
  • deal with communicative situations related to entering the world of work - writing motivation letters, formal e-mails, resumes, job interviews in presence or via skype
  • deepen the analysis of political and social phenomena related to the cultural context of the selected language

After graduation

The graduate in Administration and Public Policy


Who is it?

  • functional with coordination positions within the PA at all territorial levels or within private service enterprises, social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, consulting and insurance companies, and banks (after acquiring suitable field experience)
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  • consultant for the management of operational relations between private enterprises and PA

Graduates, with sufficient credits in certain areas, can participate in the admission tests for the teaching secondary education pathways.

What does it do?

  • realizes, manages, and evaluates organizational evolution and service improvement projects
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  • coordinates staff and office activities
  • conducts market analysis, territorial needs, feasibility studies and risk management
  • conducts research, analysis and evaluation of administrative procedures and services, quality assurance systems 
  • selects and accesses funding sources through participation in competitive calls

Where does he/she work?

Graduates in the course are placed in the sphere of administration both public (at all territorial levels) and private (private service companies, social enterprises, nonprofit organizations) by assuming roles in the coordination of decision-making and organizational processes (after acquiring suitable experience in the field).