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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Unicaf University, Malawi


Next enrollment cycle

March 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 5,000

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 75% scholarship
The programme of study emphasizes the basic principles of public management process and concepts. Students will gain profound knowledge of management and administration procedures in order to successfully function in managerial positions in the public sector and the non-government organization (NGO) sectors.

Programme rationale

The MPA is a general-purpose public management Master for individuals interested in careers in government or nonprofit organizations. Our curriculum focuses on developing all the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage and lead in today’s public and nonprofit sectors.

Programme aims

The aims of the programme are the following:

  • To develop the knowledge and skills necessary for successful strategic leadership performance, within the context of dynamic local and global challenges
  • To enhance the ability to source, analyze and critically appraise all types of business data and practice
  • To develop flexible strategies for satisfying diverse stakeholder and partner demands across the whole supply chain and other value adding systems
    Programme objectives

The objectives of the programme are the following:

  • To integrate cutting-edge strategic research and practice to achieve business transformation
  • To engender a spirit of critical enquiry and environment that fosters lifelong learning and continuous personal and professional development
  • To develop skills of leadership such as creativity, innovation, collaboration, risk taking, etc.

Enrollment Cycles

  • March 2023
  • April 2023
  • May 2023
  • June 2023
  • July 2023
  • August 2023
  • September 2023
  • October 2023
  • November 2023
  • December 2023
  • January 2024
  • February 2024

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University Master’s degree programmes are as outlined below. Variances may be observed based on the local education regulatory requirements relating to the country in which each campus of Unicaf University operates. Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of international academic qualifications accepted.

  • Admission to a Master’s degree programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree or international equivalent. Related professional qualifications at the appropriate level will also be considered for entry
  • Students with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry
  • Recognized proof of English proficiency if the Bachelor degree was not taught in the English language
  • A Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose (minimum 500 words)
  • Current CV
  • One official letter of recommendation (either academic or professional)
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • In addition to a strong academic record, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills and other relevant background information are taken into account.

Foundation Courses

  • Induction Module
  • Introduction to Master Degree

Core requirements (required modules)

  • Policy Analysis: Frameworks, Approaches and Values
  • Contemporary Public Policy: Theoretical Perspectives
  • Public Management
  • Ethics and Public Administration
  • Governance and Public Policy
  • Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Research Methods and Statistical Analyses
  • Dissertation
Total Course Fees: 10000

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