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Executive Master of Business Administration in Public Management

University of Malta

30 months
4320 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Executive Master of Business Administration in Public Management at the University of Malta is intended to address the needs of actual and aspiring senior managers in the Public Service. As such it will make a valuable contribution to the Government's programme of Public Service renewal, a key component of which is improving the quality of management.

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Executive Master of Business Administration in Public Management  at the University of Malta  combines those elements of the MBA which are considered of most direct relevance to public managers with study-units pertaining directly to public policy-making and public management.

It includes study-units on topics such as managing information systems, managerial accounting, human resource management and cost benefit analysis which are of direct relevance to public managers since public management practice in these areas draws, or would benefit from drawing, on private-sector best practices.

The MBA (Public Management) aims to prepare managers in the Public Service. It will complement the MA in Public Policy Leadership, which is also provided by the Department of Public Policy, and which represents good preparation for senior staff in the Public Service whose work is oriented towards policy development as opposed to general management.

Career opportunities

MBA (Public Management) students are expected to be mostly mid-career Public Service employees who have attained or who are aspiring to a senior management position, and who wish to equip themselves to better meet the demands of such positions or to gain a competitive edge in the selection process for such positions.

In the case of some employees, such a career move may also represent a switch from a specialised professional field (nursing, architecture, engineering etc.) to a managerial role in which the emphasis shifts from the application of specialised knowledge to the management of people and processes and the assumption of responsibility for organisational performance and the delivery of services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • People, Organizations and Development
  • Comparative and Theoretical Aspects of Public Policy
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategy, Policy Implementation and Review
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Leadership in Public Organizations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the Course shall have a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience excluding work carried out during full-time study and shall be:

  • in possession of a Bachelor degree from this University or any other institution recognised by Senate with at least Third Class Honours or Category III, provided that applicants in possession of a degree with Third Class (Honours) or Category III shall satisfy the Board that they are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following their first cycle degree or
  • aged twenty-six years or over and be in possession of a higher diploma or a diploma from this University comprising not less than 90 ECTS credits in a related area with at least a Merit classification, or equivalent qualifications. Such applicants may be required to demonstrate through an interview that they are able to follow the Course with profit.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 1,500
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 5,400 / Yr 2: Eur 5,400

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 EUR /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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