Most of the time, People in our country usually go for the degrees like MBBS and Engineering because they are not that much aware of other Professional degrees. Masters in Public Administration is a 2 year program and it has total 4 semesters. Most of the people take it as an Art degree, but some of the people take it in the category of social sciences. All those students who want to work as managers in public and private sectors should get admission in this program. People are not that much aware of this program in Pakistan that is why, there is no competition in this field. However, now-a-days people are showing some interest in the degree of public administration because; now they want to work for betterment of themselves as well as the whole society.
Whenever we want to discuss the scope of Masters in Public Administration, the first thing in our mind comes, is “government”. No government can exist without an administration. We can say that administration means to take good care of people by managing different affairs of a country. No one can administer effectively and efficiently the government except, a person who has best command over public administration. The scope of Public administration is always equal to scope of the state activity. In modern state the scope of MPA is so wide that we can say that a state can not function if someone is not making their way in this filed. Since, Pakistan has a political system so all the activities that are being done by the government include Public administration. It includes planning, organization, coordinating, budgeting, directing, staffing and reporting. It is also a part of Politics because it has a major role in Public Policy.
It has over whelmed public functions on such a huge scale that scientific investigations are being made in the working of government and employees.
Scope of MPA:
Administrative theory and applied administration are covered by the concept of public administration. We can not say that a degree holder of MPA can only work in Government sectors they can also be a part of private sectors as well. It deals with public interests and laws. Administration works in all of the units of a country like:
- Non-profit organizations
- External Economic Development
- Disaster Management
- Population control
- Preservation of human rights
- Management of Industrial Relationship
- Corporate Firms
- Human Rights organizations
- United Nations
- Policy making bodies
- Private Businesses
- NEWS papers
- Cultural groups and many more
A person who has completed their 14 years of education in any field with a 2nd division can get admission in Public Administration. This eligibility criterion differs from university to university.
Subjects in MPA:
Some of the major subjects in this filed are:
- Principles of Public Administration
- Planning and Development Administration
- Good Governance
- Strategic Management
- Comparative administration
- Economic Analysis
- Political and Constitutional Development in Pakistan
- Principles of marketing
- Human Resource Management HRM
- Cultural Anthropology
- Final Project or Report
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