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Certificate (and Diploma) in Public Management

Course Type: Distance Learning
Institute Name: Institute of Public Administration
Fee: 2820
Duration: One academic year
Time: Evening lectures or Distance Education supported b
Course Locations: *Nationwide*

Course Details

For over a quarter of a century, the IPA's Certificate in Public Management has provided a systematic introduction to the subjects at the heart of public management in Ireland. This one-year, part-time programme addresses such crucial topics as constitutional law, the principles of economics, the political institutions of the Irish state, and the theories and practices of modern management.

Audience

This self-contained programme has proved of real and lasting value both to those who are beginning a career in the public service and to those who want to further their professional development.  Students are very often employed in the civil and wider public service.

Delivery and Duration

This programme takes one academic year. It begins in late September and ends with examinations in mid April. There are three available tuition methods:

  • Evening lectures at the IPA in Dublin
  • Evening lectures at selected regional centres
  • Distance learning.

All students attend several weekend seminars and tutorials at the IPA in Dublin.

Programme Content

The Certificate consists of four subjects:

  • Law
  • Irish Government and Politics
  • Economics
  • Principles of Management

Accreditation

The Certificate in Public Management is awarded by University College Dublin (UCD).

Progression

The Certificate is a stand-alone qualification and the first year of the two-year Diploma in Public Management and the four-year Bachelor of Arts (Hons).

Assessment

This programme is assessed by means of written assignments and final exams.

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