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Public Administration

The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

18 months
3068 EUR/year
3068 EUR/year
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Public Administration degree offered by The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) is a highly regarded programme providing postgraduate training for employees in the public sector and the non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. It seeks to blend a traditional Master’s level qualification with the practical skills needed for the public sector environment.


The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) Master of Public Administration degree programme also offers students a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills required for a rapidly developing state in Africa. The programme will provide access to higher education for people who choose careers in the field of public management, commerce and business management and provide a vertical articulation pathway from the existing MANCOSA Bachelor of Public Administration and Bachelor of Public Administration Honours programmes.


  • Apply specialist technical knowledge, of the theory, principles and practice of service to the public, including make appropriate interventions
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge of public administration to engage with, critique and improve current practices
  • Analyse and evaluate conceptual (theoretical) and contextual (applied) approaches to financial management, economics and planning in the public sector
  • Synthesise, analyse, and apply relevant research, public policy, theories and principles of public administration, including the application of research methods and techniques to critically evaluate public programmes and policy alternatives, including providing solutions to complex practical or theoretical problems
  • Synthesise the concepts associated with ethical behaviour and social responsibility, including demonstrating competence to make autonomous ethical decisions, which engages students in a meaningful effort to effect ethical public service, drive social change and promote social justice

Programme Structure

Courses listing:

  • Public Policy Development Analysis
  • Strategic Public Sector Governance
  • Research Methodology and Applied Statistical Techniques
  • Public Administration and Development Management Theory
  • Advanced Financial Management in the Public Sector
  • Programme Planning and Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum admission requirements for the MPA programme is a relevant Bachelor of Honours Degree or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma at NQF level 8.
  • It is possible to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 30 years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3068 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4603 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    3068 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4603 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

The total cost of the MBA master programme ranges between R73,000 and R83,780 in tuition fees, which is dependent on the payment plan you choose.


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