The University Of Georgia
Program name: Public Administration
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Eka Gegeshidze
Nodar Kherkheulidze
Study language: Georgian, with some English components
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: ..
Program goals:

The Master’s program in Public Administration (UG MPA) is designed to prepare internationally competitive and highly qualified public administration professionals aspiring democratic values and Good governance principles, ready to assume leadership, effectively plan, implement, and evaluate public sector programs and thus contribute to delivering better public services through innovation and policy change.

Georgia has put forward its public administration reform agenda striving for democratic values and good governance principles, fostering open, transparent, and service oriented public institutions. Ongoing political-administrative reforms, European integration processes and democratization of public programs and services bring a number of conceptual and managerial challenges to the public administration praxis in Georgia. The smooth transition from an old, command-and-control governance system to the new, open and distributive administrative processes is only possible through the new generation of highly qualified public administration professionals.

Accordingly, MPA curriculum is designed to deliver in-depth knowledge of managerial, political, legislative, and economic aspects of public administration, encourage innovative thinking and problem-solving skills, provoke entrepreneurial and leadership mindset and provide practical skill-set to contributes to the successful professional career development as well as qualitative improvement of the public administration praxis nationwide.

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Date of approval: 12-12-2005
Approval protocol number: 4
Date of program update:
Update protocol number: 61/19
Program details:
Teaching Process Characteristics:

Program Core

Code Subject ECTS Semester
PUBL2020Legal Aspects of Public Administration6 1
PUBL5110State Governance6 1
PUBL6580Political Ideologies6 1
ECON6580Economics6 2
PUBL2050Public Sector Project Management6 2
PUBL6220Public Policy Analysis6 2
PUBL2030Public Organizations and Non-profit Management6 3
PUBL2040Policy and Management of Public Services6 3
PUBL2060Public Sector Monitoring and Evaluation6 3
PUBL6570Research Methods in Public Administration6 3
PUBL6300Master Thesis in Public Administration30 4

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Public Administration and Management Bloc - Program Elective

PUBL5240International Organizations and Institutions6
BLCH5110Blockchain - Decentralized information system61
STAT5111Business Statistics61
PUBL5111Decentralization and Civic Engagement in the Governance61
MGMT5210Human Resource Management61
PUBL6112Crisis Management in Public Organizations62
MGMT6110Organization Behavior62
MGMT5230Strategic Management62
PUBL5279Administrative Leadership in Public Sector63
PUBL5225Grant Writing63
MGMT5110Operations Management63
PUBL5050Public Sector Internship63

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Block of Law - Program Elective

LAWP 5260Comparative Constitutional Law61
LAWP5250Legal Forms of Administrative Organs Activity61
LAWP5510Law of Political Parties62
LAWP5460Law of Public Service62
BLCH5119Regulation of Smart Contracts62
LAWB6190Economic activity and taxation63

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Bloc of Politics and International Relations - Program Elective

IREL5220International Organizations61
IREL5110Theories of International Relations61
IREL5352European Union, NATO and transatlantic politics62
IREL6131Foreign Politics and National Defense of US62
IREL5240Global Energy and Environment Studies62
IREL5322Global governance and sustainable development62
IREL5353Global governance and transparency63
IREL5321Globalization media and governance63
PHMA5110Public Health and Health care Policy63

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Matrix Of Privequisites

Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
94-96 3,75 A
91-93 3,50 A-
87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
84-86 3,00 B B
81-83 2,75 B-  
77-80 2,50 C+   C good
74-76 2,25 C
71-73 2,00 C-
67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
64-66 1,50 D
61-63 1,25 D-
51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
Not passed
41-50   FX FX Insufficient
<40   F F Failed

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