Master's Degree in Public Management

General

Program Description

Official Degree granted by the Rey Juan Carlos University (URCJ), in collaboration with the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset .

  • Title: Master's Degree in Senior Public Management
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Duration: September 2020 - September 2021
  • Modality: Online
  • Directors: Dr. Manuel Villoria Mendieta and Dra. Isabel Bazaga Fernández
  • Academic Council: Dr. Antonio López Vega, Dr. Jesús Ruiz-Huerta, Dr. Manuel Tamayo, D. Fernando Vallespín Oña, Dr. Manuel Villoria and Dra. Isabel Bazaga Fernández

The objective of the Master's Degree in Public Senior Management is to provide a training for action (policy applied) to public managers. The academic contents enhance values, knowledge and skills that allow:

  • Better management of the public sector, in areas such as Human Resources, budgeting and economic-financial management.

  • The decision making and the resolution of problems in processes of formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies and programs.

  • Strategic planning, organizational design and public marketing.

This Master has been verified by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA), attached to the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The credits completed in the Master are recognized, automatically, for access to doctoral studies at any University of the European Higher Education Area.

It allows preferential access to the Doctorate in Economy and Government.

Students interested in this program can apply, fulfilling the requirements, a scholarship or aid. It also has different financing formulas for the total cost of the course. Fill in the form with your contact information and we will inform you in detail.

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Presentation and objectives

Any country that wants to progress needs political leadership, but it is also true that it needs efficiency and impartiality in the Administration, which requires a competent and honest civil servant. And even more, it is essential that these two spheres combine so that political ideals can become realities that bring welfare to citizens, without loss of freedom. This is only possible if an intermediate instrument is introduced that allows both types of actors -politicians and employees, public officials- to work in the same direction. That instrument is the professionalized managerial function. In it must be present professional public managers, who encourage the creation of a space where communication between the political and administrative universe is possible; who transmit political decisions in language understandable to officials; and those who expose politicians to the opinions of the bureaucracy, so that they can understand them and share them if necessary.

Without them, the clash of values ​​and priorities is inevitable. It is urgent to strengthen the synergies between the political and administrative roles with the main objective of offering an effective service to the Society.

goals

The Master's Degree in Senior Public Management is designed to provide training for action (policy applied) to public managers. The contents of the academic plan enhance the values, knowledge and skills of the participants to act effectively in:

  • The management of the public sector, particularly in the areas of public policies, human resources, budgeting and economic-financial management.

  • The decision making and the resolution of problems in the formulation, implementation and evaluation processes of public policies and programs.

  • Strategic planning, organizational design and public marketing.

Students interested in this program can apply, fulfilling the requirements, a scholarship or aid. It also has different financing formulas for the total cost of the course. Fill in the form with your contact information and we will inform you in detail.

Program

The academic training of the Master consists of:

Subject 1. Strategic direction for public organizations

Compulsory 1st semester 6 credits

  • Strategic direction and generation of public value

  • Analysis and management of environmental interdependencies: environmental transformations and their impact on public organizations

  • Application of new approaches to public action: the strategic approach as a management technique in the public sector

  • Strategic management techniques

  • Analysis and design of strategic plans

  • Utility, design and implementation of the balanced scorecard

Subject 2. Organization and quality management I

Compulsory 1st semester.3 credits.

  • The organization of institutions

  • Analysis and design of organizational structures

  • Organization by functions and processes

  • Quality of public institutions

  • Methods for quality management

Subject 3. Public Marketing

Compulsory 1st semester 6 credits

  • Introduction to public marketing

  • Generation of intelligence information

  • Market segmentation

  • Program management

  • Service distribution strategies

  • Determination of prices

  • Effective government communication

Subject 4. Legal-social problems of administrative action

Compulsory 1st semester.6 credits.

  • Organization and dysfunctions of the General State Administration. Guidelines for its reform within the scope of its competence and relations with the European Union.

  • The autonomic system, financing of the same and the incidence within the framework of its current competence regime, with incidence on the forms of provision of large public services in the network.

  • Analysis of the local organization and the expectations of its evolution, after having assumed a beam of competences that is increasingly difficult to sustain, but being the only Administration that manages these matters.

  • Current problem of duplication of competences

  • Evolution of the forms of administrative action with specific incidence in the conformation and implementation of policies.

Subject 5. ANALYSIS AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC POLICIES

Compulsory 1st semester 6 credits

  • Policy analysis as an instrument for management

  • Public problems: instruments and techniques for the identification of public issues.

  • Management of the public agenda as managerial skill

  • Prospective analysis and anticipation: the management of public policies.

  • Design and formulation of public policies: techniques for the adoption of effective decisions.

  • Ability to solve public problems

  • Design and management of the implementation of public policies: implementation as a determining phase for the resolution of public problems.

  • Evaluation of public policies: techniques and instruments. Knowledge management for the generation of public value.

  • Management of public policies and programs in complex intergovernmental contexts.

Subject 6. Organization and quality management II

Compulsory 2nd semester.3 credits.

  • Management systems for quality. The certification

  • The ISO 9001: 2000 standard

  • The process of implementing a quality management system

  • The total quality The model of excellence

Subject 7. Financial resources: budgeting and budget management

Compulsory 2nd semester. 6 credits

  • Role of the public sector in a market economy

  • Collective choice and behavior of the public sector

  • Budget preparation techniques

  • Cost-benefit analysis as an instrument for collective decision

  • Main spending and income policies in the Welfare State

  • Budgeting in Spain

  • Execution of public expenditure

  • Control of public expenditure

  • Financial control

  • Reforms of the financial management of expenditure and review of the role of the public sector in modern market economies

Subject 8. Strategic management of human resources and public ethics

Compulsory 2nd semester.6 credits.

  • The transformations of society and the new trends in strategic management of human resources

  • The human resources system and its subcomponents in the theory and practice of the Administrations

  • Human resources planning: quantitative and qualitative needs definition techniques

  • Management by competences and its application to the public sector

  • Functional analysis

  • Motivation of the public employee and the motivation techniques of the manager

  • Performance evaluation: instruments, challenges and potential

  • Management and management of high performance teams

  • Transformational leadership and adaptive leadership

  • Organizational culture as a leadership factor

  • Public ethics and deontology of the public servant: conflicts of values

  • Ethical infrastructure, integrity frameworks: how to promote integrity and prevent corruption in the public sector

Subject 9. Management skills and competences

Compulsory 2nd semester.3 credits.

  • Effective oral communication skills in public and before media

  • Skills for writing texts and preparing effective presentations

  • Techniques for the resolution of interpersonal conflicts

  • Techniques for the development of emotional intelligence

  • Techniques for delegation and empowerment

  • Techniques for organization and management

  • Management stress of the manager

  • Labor mobbing

Subject 10. Innovation and open government

Compulsory 2nd semester.6 credits.

  • Modernization of Public Administration: new trends in network management

  • Advances in new technologies applied to the administration: electronic government

  • Participatory democracy and its application to the Public Administration: citizen participation and open government

  • Transparency in administration

  • Right of access to public information

  • Data reuse and online participation: good governance as open government

Final Master's Project

Required. 2nd semester.9 credits.

Permanent Seminar on Administration and Public Economics

Of monographic character, in which personalities of the policy, the Administration and the scientific community participate (complementary activity, 16 hours).

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

El Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset, IUIOG, es un centro de excelencia en posgrado adscrito a la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Especializado desde hace más de 30 años en e ... Read More

El Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset, IUIOG, es un centro de excelencia en posgrado adscrito a la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Especializado desde hace más de 30 años en el desarrollo e impartición de doctorados y másteres de alta calidad en los ámbitos de las Ciencias Sociales, las Humanidades y las Ciencias de la Salud, sus programas cuentan con reconocimiento oficial y, también, por ranking de prestigio. Read less