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Postgraduate Open Day 26 November 2008. Welcome to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) course at the Innovation Management and Policy Division, MBS Dr Richard Common MPA Director. Why Manchester?.

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Postgraduate Open Day 26 November 2008

Welcome to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) course at the Innovation Management and Policy Division, MBS

Dr Richard CommonMPA Director


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Why Manchester?

  • The University of Manchester: highly ranked university - renowned for the quality of its teaching, its research and facilities

  • placed 19th in The Sunday Times University Guide 2007

  • Awarded ‘Institution of the Year, 2005 by the Times Higher

  • 3,000 international postgraduate students every year

  • 200 academics working across the University in the area of public policy

  • University’s Careers Service: consistently voted the best in the country – our graduates are in demand from the world’s top employers


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Why do the Manchester MPA?

  • New Programme

    • Creative energy

  • Cross Disciplinary Teaching

  • Create an exciting future using the best of the past

    • Learning approach

    • Research knowledge

    • Focus on Future of Public Management

    • Personal, Organisation, Whole-of-system approach

    • Potential to innovate


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Manchester MPA partners

Manchester Business School

  • Established reputation MBA

  • Strong expertise in public policy and management research – the Herbert Simon Institute

  • Health sector, National and local government

  • Cross sectoral work and userperspectives

  • Pioneers of the Manchester Method


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School of Environment and Development

  • Specialists in Country-wide HRD (IDPM)

  • Sustainable development

  • Environmental management


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School of Social Sciences

  • Strengths in politics (IPEG)

  • European, Central and Regional Policy making

  • Theory and practice of democratic government



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Who is the Manchester MPA aimed at?

  • Future leaders

  • Whole-of-system and global thinkers

  • Organisational and community capacity builders

  • Motivated to make a positive difference in society

  • Continuous learners

    ‘Being yourself with skill’



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MPA Learning approach

Blended learning

  • Intensive 5 day face-to-face workshops

  • Action Learning Sets

  • Applied learning: case studies, projects, research

  • International guest speakers

  • Support Materials

    • Core text books and readings provided

    • Reflective learning activities

    • Blackboard (remote access to learning materials, discussion forums)

    • Personal tutor

    • Networks

    • University facilities and environment


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MPA Admission requirements

  • Good academic credentials – an upper second class honours degree

  • Equivalent academic qualifications for overseas applicants and English language requirements

  • Typically skills equivalent to those gained in 2 years’ relevant work

  • Statement of purpose indicating motivation and anticipated benefits from and contribution to the course


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MPA Fees and funding

  • Tuition fees (2009 entry) £16,800

  • Scholarships available – check the website for more details: www.mbs.ac.uk


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MPA applications

  • Application process

    Please contact the MPA Admissions [email protected]: +44 (0) 161 306 1339

  • Course queries

    Please contact the MPA office [email protected]: +44 (0) 161 306 5873

    www.mbs.ac.uk/mpa


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Over to you

Any questions?


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