Master in Science of Public Administration

Overview

The module aims to present the Science of Administration as a discipline relatively recent that has as objective the analysis of the administrative organizational models, in relation to their functionality and efficiency. Moreover, it aims to underline how the Italian administrative organization had to fulfil the EU requirements, especially in the field of citizen's protection, through the individuation of new organizational structures and new institutional administrative figures as the Authority.
The student is granted a Master's degree after successfully defending his or her final thesis in front of a panel of judges. Grading is based on a scale of 0-110; 66 is the passing grade and students who obtain full marks of 110 may be awarded 'summa cum laude' (110 e lode).
The final thesis of the Master's program, intended to assess the technical, scientific and professional preparation and competences of the student, requires the completion, discussion and presentation of a written project work during the dissertation.

The Master program is composed of 7 modules, and concludes with a final exam

Duration:
1 year

Credits:
60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
45 Quarter Credits

Learning Objectives

At the end of the degree program, the student will be able to:

  • Know the historical-normative evolution of the Italian and community administrative system;
  • Know the fundamental principles ruling administrative activity;
  • Understand the organizational system of public administration;
  • Understand the reasons for the emergence of the Authorities and their functions;
  • Know the concepts of co-administration, decentralized integration, habilitation;
  • Learn about recent developments in Public Administration from New Public Management to New Public Governance.

Outcomes and Professional Profile

The Master in Public Administration offers in-depth analysis, updates, and a high-level professional specialization, to access management or to do a career progression, in public administrations and organizations that engage public sector.

Study plan

ModuleSSDCoursesECTSUS QC
Module I SPS/04 Organizational and Administrative System 6 4.50
Module II SPS/04 Administrative Organization 6 4.50
Module III SECS-P/10 Principles of Business Organization applied to Public Administration 6 4.50
Module IV SPS/04 State Intervention 12 9
Module V SPS/04 Public Policies 12 9
Module VI IUS/13 Local Administration and the International Setting 9 6.75
Module VII IUS/13 International Law: Case study 3 2.25
    Final Thesis 6 4.50
    TOTAL 60 45