Master Of Public Management

The programme is designed to address the management capacity development needs in the areas of policy management, public financial management, public human resource management and project management.


This qualification will hone your critical thinking skills as you learn to apply theory in strategy, planning, management and finance and other areas crucial to good government and governance – and always in the context of your own unit or department.

You should emerge equipped to make a real difference to the development and quality of life in your country.

These studies pave the way to a Doctorate in Business Management.

Who is it for?

This programme is designed to equip you with key management and leadership skills to manage policies, programmes, people, performance quality, and finances in the public and development sectors in order to improve service delivery.

Certificates are awarded on the following basis:

  • Certificate of completion: Cumulative average of 80% in online tests
  • Certificate of participation: Cumulative average of 50%-79% for online tests
  • Certificate of attendance: Cumulative average of less than 50% for online tests

Entry requirements

  • NQF level 8 or equivalent qualification
  • Relevant working experience
  • English communication skills


  • 240, exiting at NQF Level 9

Learning outcomes

  • Find solutions to a situation or context that is characterised by chaos
  • Identify and solve problems in which responses demonstrate independent meta-analytical, critical and creative thinking
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, or community
  • Organise and manage yourself and your activities independently to meet defined outcomes
  • Independently assess and apply the different approaches to lead, manage, motivate and improve effective performance of individuals and teams
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving and affirmative enquiry contexts do not exist in isolation
  • Respond in an ethically acceptable manner in interpersonal and research situations
  • Display a meta- and critical understanding of the challenges facing public and development sector organisations in their transformation into more responsive, flexible, cost-effective, transparent and accountable institutions.
  • Think strategically and critically about work-related problems and find solutions in a participative manner
  • Conduct comparative studies of local and international management, governance and sustainable development experiences in order to proactively find solutions to public and development sector organisational problems
  • Familiar with key macroeconomic and development issues and debates
  • Conduct applied research and develop organisational development intervention strategies that contribute to original knowledge to the field of study

Compulsory modules

  • Economics
  • Governance and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Organisational Development
  • Public Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Public Finance
  • Public Policy Development and Implementation
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management in the Public Sector
  • Strategic Public Project Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Dissertation


  • Comparative Management Trends
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Labour Relations
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management

Job opportunities

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Participants will engage with the course through online sessions with an instructor leading the class twice-weekly

What you will get 

  • 60 hours of online instruction
  • Class recordings you can replay for the duration of the course
  • Study guides accompanying each online session
  • Practical tasks and digital assessments
  • Anytime access online for the duration of the course

Course timetable

Please confirm course timetable before enrolling for a course


Two years

Course Curriculum

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