Master’s in Public Administration and Management at University of Colombo

Master's in Public administration and Management at University of Colombo

Are you ready to make a difference in the field of public administration? The Faculty of Graduate Studies at the prestigious University of Colombo is thrilled to announce the commencement of its Master’s program in Public Administration and Management (MPA&M) for the academic year 2023/2024.

Designed to cater to both public and private sector employees, as well as young graduates aspiring to enter the world of public administration, the MPA&M program aims to enhance the skills and capacities required to effectively manage public investments and personnel. With a focus on socio-economic development, this one-year program equips students with the knowledge and expertise needed to tackle the challenges faced by modern-day managers, analysts, and consultants.

What sets the MPA&M program apart is its flexibility and accessibility. The courses are offered entirely online, allowing candidates to pursue their studies from the comfort of their homes or offices, regardless of their location within the country. This convenience enables professionals from local, provincial, and national levels to engage in the program without disrupting their existing commitments.

Through a combination of theoretical insights and practical applications, students will delve into various aspects of public administration and management, including public policy analysis, financial management, project management, strategic management, public procurement, information system management, research methods, and more. This comprehensive curriculum ensures that graduates are well-equipped to tackle the complex challenges faced by the public sector.

The MPA&M program not only provides advanced knowledge but also encourages immediate application of newfound expertise in real-world scenarios. As a result, participants can contribute to enhancing the efficiency and execution of infrastructure and human capital development projects in both the public and private sectors. The program aims to nurture self-reliance, analytical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and the confidence to seek practical solutions.

To be eligible for the MPA&M program, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or a related field. However, applicants with alternative qualifications, such as prior learning/work experience in Public Administration, a postgraduate diploma, or a professional qualification, will also be considered. Proficiency in the English language is essential, and candidates must demonstrate satisfactory performance in a selection test and/or an interview.

Ready to take the next step? Applying is easy. Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website at to download the application form. Complete the form and submit it along with certified copies of your identification, educational and professional qualifications, and relevant work experience (if any). Don’t forget to mention the program name on the envelope when sending the hard copies via registered post. The application fee of LKR 3,000/= (for local students) or 60 USD (for foreign students) can be paid conveniently through People’s Bank Branch or the online payment portal.

Selection of candidates will be based on their performance in an interview, and depending on the number of applicants, the university may conduct an admission test as well.

By enrolling in the MPA&M program at the University of Colombo, you are opening doors to better career prospects and development opportunities in public administration and management. The program’s comprehensive approach and online delivery ensure a flexible and enriching learning experience. Join us in August 2023 as we empower the next generation of public administration practitioners and consultants.

Don’t miss this chance to become a leader in public administration. Apply now and embark on a fulfilling journey towards professional excellence!

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