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Master of Public Management and Governance Online

Two-year programme 180 credits Cost: R 60 840 Token: APCBEPG Important Note: You will need this token for the Application Process

Programme Overview

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The first-of-its-kind, completely online Master of Public Management and Governance programme from the University of Johannesburg offers an unparalleled opportunity to advance in leadership in your community and workplace.

Develop in-depth knowledge to demonstrate specialised leadership. Gain analytical and management competencies at a Master’s level to perform advanced tasks in the professional sector.

Evaluate highly complex problems independently, write high-level texts, and apply research methods and techniques to provide scientific solutions.

This programme requires no travel and no face-to-face sessions, allowing you to earn credits at your own pace while fulfilling personal and professional obligations. Complete the programme in a minimum of two years.

Modules

In order to earn the Master of Public Management and Governance, students must complete twelve modules, including eight compulsory modules (90 credits) the first year of the programme and four part modules incorporating the writing of a minor dissertation (90 credits) during the second year of the programme.

To see the full list of Master of Public Management and Governance online modules, view modules.

Admissions

Applicants for the Master of Public Management and Governance online programme must hold a Bachelor Honours Degree (NQF level 8) in public management and governance or a similar recognised qualification, with at least a 65% average in the major modules, plus three years of mid-level managerial experience in a public sector environment.

To learn more about the Master of Public Management and Governance online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

The Master of Public Management and Governance online programme allows students to pay per module as they enrol. There is no application fee, and all fees are included in the total cost of tuition. The cost per programme credit is R 338, with a total program cost of R 60 840. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside South Africa.

To learn more about our Master of Public Management and Governance online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With six start dates each year, the Master of Public Management and Governance online programme is convenient and accessible. Prior to enrolment, students should consider application deadlines, turn in all required documentation, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Master of Public Management and Governance online, view calendar.

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Modules

For the Master of Public Management and Governance online programme, the curriculum consists of 12 modules covering 180 credits. These include eight compulsory modules (90 credits) plus four dissertation modules (90 credits).

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Students must take the following modules.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 15

The purpose of this module is to provide students with the tools and skills to effectively and independently plan the outline of a minor dissertation and demonstrate the application of research methodology and principles and all the related activities thereto, to conduct independent research and critically develop an appropriate research proposal and minor dissertation in order to evaluate an issue in the area of the subject discourse in own context and report the results for academic submission.

Note: Module A is a fixed-start module for the 8 coursework modules.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 15

The module allows for the formulation of a research proposal. It enables initial interaction with specific field expert/supervisor. The module also focuses on improvement and corrections of the research proposal, any substantiations required and submissions for Higher degree and Ethics approval.

Note: Module B is a fixed-finish module for the 8 coursework modules.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 10

This module aims to contextualise the core government frameworks and applications to address sustainable development issues, and to examine governments’ role in minimising the impact on the planet and maximising positive interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 10

This section focuses on African and global frameworks to unpack core theories of development and principles of sustainable development and to explain core variables impacting on sustainable development.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 10

This module provides participants with an insight into how to conceptualise, design and implement a public sector sustainable development management framework for both the South African and African context to support development projects in a successful manner.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 10

This module will enable participants to promote the process of development and to consider development policy as a process, covering planning of an intervention and the tools for the design and management of development projects.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 10

The purpose of this module is to provide students with specialised knowledge of monitoring and evaluation. Students are afforded an exposure to attain comprehensive understanding of critical dimensions such as public policy management, policy systems, decision-making, policy evaluation scoping, different evaluation approaches (African-rooted and Western evaluation approaches), qualitative research tradition in evaluation and policy instruments in evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 10

The purpose of this module is to equip students with critical insight and comprehensive understanding of governance, theory of change and action, evidence-informed policy change, evaluation foundation and philosophies, quantitative and mixed methods research traditions in evaluation as well as policy evaluation competencies.

Students must take the following modules.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 22.5

This module allows for the collection and capturing of data.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 22.5

This module warrants data analysis, interpretation of research results; and finalisation of research findings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 22.5

The module warrants research report writing and comments/corrections with allocated field expert/supervisor.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 22.5

The module warrants the minor dissertation finalisation, submission, examination and corrections where applicable. Results to be presented and approved as per Faculty and University policies to qualify the student for completion.

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Admissions

Let’s get started! The admission process is the first step toward advancing your career. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Public Management and Governance online programme, along with information on required documentation.

Master of Public Management and Governance Online Requirements

Students in the Master of Public Management and Governance online programme may be recruited from a cohort of students who have these qualifications:

  • An Honours Degree (NQF level 8) in public management and governance or a similar recognised qualification (substitutes include an appropriate postgraduate diploma, or a 480-credit bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 120 credits at level 8 with public administration or public management as major modules)
  • A minimum average of 65% in the major modules of a bachelor’s programme
  • Three years of mid-level managerial working experience in a public sector environment

Have a question?
You may email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 980 364 0800 980 364 (toll-free).

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students enroling in the Master of Public Management and Governance online programme.

Approved programme cost Programme credits Cost per programme credit
R 60 840 180 R 338

View Cost Per Module Chart (.pdf)

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Calendar


Modules Programme Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due
7 Weeks 23 October 2017 9 October 2017 15 October 2017 20 October 2017
7 Weeks 15 January 2018 2 January 2018 8 January 2018 12 January 2018
7 Weeks 12 March 2018 19 February 2018 26 February 2018 9 March 2018
7 Weeks 7 May 2018 16 April 2018 23 April 2018 4 May 2018
7 Weeks 2 July 2018 11 June 2018 18 June 2018 29 June 2018
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