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Master of Public Management


Master of Public Management is offered in three (3) structures; coursework, Mixed mode (coursework and dissertation) and full research.


Master of Public Management (MPM) by coursework is a 40 credit-hour-programme, which comprises the following structure:

Core Courses (22 credit hours)
GMGA5014 Public Policy
GMGA5023 Corporate Governance in Asia
GMGF5014 Public Financial Management
GMGM5013 Public Management
GMGM5024 Strategic Management in Public Organizations
GMGR6014 Research Methodology

Elective Courses (18 credit hours)
Choose any courses from the list below:
BPME6093 Entrepreneurship Development
BSMH5253 Emergency Response Management
GFMA6063 Cross-cultural Management
GMGA5033 Local Government Management
GMGA5043 Social Policy: Issues and Options
GMGA5053 Politics and Administration
GMGF5023 Political Economy
GMGF5033 International Development and Sustainability
GMGM5033 Managerial Decision Making
GMGM5043 Human Resource Management in Public Sector
GMGM5053 Human Resource Auditing
GMGM5063 Leadership and Management
GMGM5073 Project Management in Public Sector
GMGM5083 Crisis Management
GMGM6013 Comparative Public Management Reform
GMGR5013 Data Analysis for Managers
GMGX6016 Internship
GMGZ6996 Project Paper
GMUL5043 Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Resource Management
GMUL5063 Ethics, Law and Corporate Social Responsibility
SSWA5213 Crisis Intervention and Disaster Management


Master of Public Management (MPM) by coursework and dissertation is a 40-credit-hour programme, which comprises the following structure:

Core Courses (8 credit hours)
SCLE6014 Academic Writing
GMGR6014 Research Methodology

Elective Courses (4 credit hours)
Choose one (1) course from the following:

GMGA5014 Public Policy
GMGF5014 Public Financial Management

Dissertation (28 credit hours)
GMGZ69928 Dissertation


Students have to successfully complete the following:

  1. Pass with at least a B grade the following pre-requisite courses during the first two (2) semesters of their enrolment (i.e. before being allowed to defend their thesis proposal):
    a. SZRZ6014 Research Methodology; and/or
    b. SCLE6014 Academic Writing.
  2. Attend at least one (1) colloquium session;
  3. Defend a research proposal to a committee:
    a. Students must submit four (4) copies of their research proposal to the School/ Graduate School at least two (2) weeks prior to the proposal defence session;
    b. The research proposal should cover the following topics:
    • Chapter 1 : Background of the Study, Problem Statement, Research
    Questions, Research Objectives, Scope of the Study, and Significance of the Study.
    • Chapter 2 : Literature Review
    • Chapter 3 : Research Methodology
    - Research Framework
    - Hypotheses/ Propositions Development
  4. Attend a viva voce session to defend the thesis; and
  5. Submit a written thesis.

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