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This Public Administration and Management Short Course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, practices, and challenges in the field of public administration and management. It offers valuable insights into the public sector’s functioning, equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in various roles within government organizations and related fields.

Who Can Take This Course

  • Aspiring public administrators and civil servants
  • Government employees seeking professional development
  • Non-profit and NGO professionals
  • Students pursuing degrees in public administration or related fields
  • Anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of public sector operations

Course Goals

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts and theories in public administration.
  2. Analyze and contribute to the development of public policies and effectively engage in decision-making processes.
  3. Apply principles of organizational management in public sector settings, fostering efficiency and effectiveness.
  4. Understand the financial aspects of government operations, including budgeting and fiscal responsibility.
  5. Navigate the legal and ethical considerations inherent to public administration and management.
  6. Leverage technology and digital tools to improve public service delivery and citizen engagement.
  7. Enhance their practical skills in the field, making them more competitive in the job market.


No strict prerequisites for this course, participants will benefit from having a basic understanding of government operations and public sector challenges.

Module 1: Introduction to Public Administration

  • The Scope and Importance of Public Administration
  • Historical Development of Public Administration
  • Theories and Models of Public Administration

Module 2: Public Policy and Decision-Making

  • Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • Decision-Making Processes in Government
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Module 3: Organizational Management in the Public Sector

  • Bureaucracy and Organizational Structure
  • Human Resource Management in Government
  • Leadership and Ethics in Public Administration

Module 4: Public Financial Management

  • Budgeting and Financial Planning
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
  • Grants and Fund Management

Module 5: Administrative Law and Ethics

  • Legal Framework in Public Administration
  • Ethical Considerations and Challenges
  • Accountability and Transparency

Module 6: Public Administration in the Digital Age

  • E-Government and Technology Integration
  • Data Management and Cybersecurity
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Era

Module 7: Public Service Delivery and Citizen Engagement

  • Service Delivery Models
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Enhancing Citizen Engagement and Participation
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from seasoned professionals and academics in the field of public administration and management, gaining insights from their real-world experience and knowledge.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: The course covers a wide range of topics, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of public administration, policy, and management.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in discussions, case studies, and group activities to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios.
  • Practical Skills: Acquire practical skills in budgeting, policy analysis, and organizational management that are directly applicable in public sector careers.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow participants and establish a valuable network within the public administration community.
  • Flexibility: This short course is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals and can be taken on a part-time basis.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a recognized certificate, enhancing their credentials and career prospects in public administration and management.

About this Course

  • Duration 4 Weeks
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Level Beginner
  • Price UGX 450,000 300,000

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