Making the state magnifique

Degree programme objectives

The “Administration Publique – Public Administration” study programme is prepared by Masaryk University and University of Rennes I in France. The teaching is done by Czech and French teachers; therefore, half of the training is done in Czech and half in French. The study programme educates highly qualified public administration workers. The character of teaching is markedly interdisciplinary and it makes use of the know-how of the renowned French IPAG Institute, which belongs to University of Rennes. The focus of the study programme, the subject structure, and the teaching methods comply with the standards used in France. Together with solid economic knowledge, the graduates obtain an education in administrative science and law, with the emphasis on the European dimension of the processes that take place in public administration. Study visits in Czech and French public institutions and specialized courses contribute to developing the necessary abilities for actual employment.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The “Administration Publique – Public Administration” study programme is prepared by Masaryk University and University of Rennes I in France. The teaching is done by Czech and French teachers; therefore, half of the training is done in Czech and half in French. The study programme educates highly qualified public administration workers. The character of teaching is markedly interdisciplinary and it makes use of the know-how of the renowned French IPAG Institute, which belongs to University of Rennes. The focus of the study programme, the subject structure, and the teaching methods comply with the standards used in France. Together with solid economic knowledge, the graduates obtain an education in administrative science and law, with the emphasis on the European dimension of the processes that take place in public administration. Study visits in Czech and French public institutions and specialized courses contribute to developing the necessary abilities for actual employment.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • Understands basic micro- and macroeconomics models and economic issues and can apply them for identifikation and solving of practical problems and for formulating recommendations.
    • Knows main theoretical concepts of public administration, public finances and trends of administrative reforms.
    • Understands specifics of public administration and a role individual types of public administration institutions in Czechia. He/she can identify and critically assess strengths and weaknesses of Czech administrative system.
    • Understands general and procedural part of administrative law and can apply them. He/she knows mechanisms of public administration control.
    • Knows French administrative system and can compare it with the system of the Czech Republic.
    • Knows instruments of public management (particularly from the areas like strategic management, quality management and HRM) and can apply them when identifiying strengths and weaknesses of actual public management practices.
    • Is aware of sectoral public and intersectoral policies and programmes  (like e-government, civil service models, public procurement) and can work with instruments and institutions from these areas.
    • Knows available programmes for financial support of public administration and has knowledge from project management (focusing on non-investment projects) and can apply this knowledge in project preparation and evaluation.
    • Understands trends of EU development and political as well as economic relationships and issues of the European integration. He/she also understands the system of European law and is well aware of trends in common and coordinated EU policies.
    • To discuss pozitives as well as negatives of the European integration.
    • Can prepare a high quality text. He/she knows essentials of research project and reports and can apply standard methods used in public policy, public administration and public management.
    • He/she is able to communicate effeciently and distribute information, ask questions, listen and argue in Czech and French. He/she is also able to efficiently work in teams, including those that are international.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates will find jobs as experts and managers in public administration institutions and as advisers and consultants. Their language and expert knowledge give them the opportunity to work in international institutions, especially European Union authorities.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is an obligatory part of the study plan. Students are required to pass two internships, one in Czech public administration, the second in French public administration. The first internship is to be passed during the second semestr and the required duration is one month. The internship in France is realized during the third semester and is 3 months long.

    In case of the internship in Czech public administration, students can select a public authority from the list of institutions that is made available by the programme coordinater. The list consists of institutions that are used to accept interns. Otherwise they can select other public authorities based on their decisions.

    French public authorities are selected based on CVs and motivation (Master thesis topic) of students by the French coordinator from IPAG.

    Thanks to the two internship the programme is rather unique in the Czech context. The system of internships has been developing continuously also thanks to focused projects and broad cooperation of the department and faculty staff with Czech public authorities.

  • Goals of Theses

    Diploma thesis is the compulsory part of the study programme. Formally, the thesis should get along with the rules published in the Student manual: "http://www.econ.muni.cz/zaverecna-prace".

    Diploma thesis aims primarily at the application of both the theoretical background and practical skills by analysis of particular topic cover public administration, public finance, and policy. Students can make use of their experience coming from the internship in the institution of Czech and French public administration.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in any doctoral degree study programme (after satisfying the admission requirements).

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Abbreviation
N-MFTAP
Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Ing.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

21
number of active students
30
number of theses/dissertations

Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
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In cooperation with
Univerzita Rennes I ve Francii
Programme guarantor