• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Programme from Hong Kong Baptist University is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time taught postgraduate programme offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and School of Business with support from the School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing and the Pace University (PU), New York.
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As China continues its rapid development, government officials, civil servants and administrators in both public and business sectors realise the need for better understanding in policy and public affairs at local, national and international levels. 

The Public Administration (MPA) Programme from Hong Kong Baptist University offered by 3 faculties at HKBU along with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and Pace University (PU). HKBU has well-recognised faculty research projects and research centres working in areas related to several aspects of government policy and public affairs. It is also a university emphasising East-West interaction. 

A comparative element in most of the courses enhances the uniqueness of the Programme and its usefulness to both public and private sectors. CASS's expertise in public affairs and law practice in the Mainland is also invaluable.

Programme Aims

The Programme is designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  • To provide students with a solid foundation in public administration, such as in the Mainland and also from a comparative and global perspective
  • To illustrate the relation to law, ethics and other aspects of the public affairs
  • To develop students’ ability in the management of human resources, finance, sport and public amenities
  • To enable students to become reflective and critical administrators with the ability to assess and respond to the changing needs of the society

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration and the Media  
  • Economics of Public Policy
  • Finance and Accounting for the Public Sector
  • Managing People in the Public Sector  
  • Globalisation and World Trade Organisation
  • Law and Public Affairs
  • Public Administration  
  • Research Methods for Public Administration Practitioners 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a candidate:

  • should hold a Bachelor's degree (in any discipline) from a recognized university or comparable institution; OR
  • should possess a qualification deemed to be equivalent.
  • Satisfy at least one of the following requirements on English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14203 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14203 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14203 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14203 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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