-- Program code - SABIEEDPA
-- Language - English
-- Duration - 2 - 4 years
-- Mode of study - e-learning or blended education
-- Cost - 17000 € e-learning 21000 € blended
-- Credits - 120 ECTS credits
The Executive Doctor of Public Administration is a Doctoral level research-based qualification, designed to enhance your public leadership skills as you develop and apply research addressing multidisciplinary public service issues. This doctoral program uses course work, current case studies, advanced learning technologies and field experience to strengthen collaboration and leadership skills and identify community issues that could benefit from an action-based research project.
Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration (EDPA) places great emphasis on highly relevant, workplace-based research by producing truly actionable knowledge, which is relevant to the student’s field of expertise rather than narrowly defined theoretical research.
The professional doctoral program produces a qualification, which, whilst being equivalent in status and difficulty to a PhD, is more appropriate for those pursuing professional rather than academic careers. The EDPA program’s combination of deep practice-based learning and research is highly beneficial to professionals allowing for the immediate integration of actionable knowledge and critical thinking skills.
Today’s work environment is fully globalized, highly complex and prone to disruptive change. In this environment, effective leaders must make sense of a morass of complex and often conflicting information to help their organizations solve truly challenging problems.
The Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration (EDPA) program is designed for civil servants, managers and diplomats looking to develop their management skills and knowledge.
The Executive Doctor of Public Administration program takes an innovative approach, fostering learning through engagement and action. Students expand their actionable knowledge through classroom learning (pre-recorded lectures, flipped classroom interactive discussions, case studies, assignments, seminars, additional reading materials) and through active research using appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods.
The core curriculum of the EDPA program consists of contemporary management topics such as organizational change and development, leadership and managerial decision-making among other subjects.
Alongside the core modules, students each write a Doctoral Development Plan (DDP) reflecting on their development as doctoral practitioners and researchers. The DDP helps students obtain doctoral-level professional knowledge and the critical thinking skills needed for leading businesses and organizations.
Students complete their qualification with an original thesis based on a critical project undertaken in their organization. Unlike traditional academic thesis for PhD research, this thesis is designed to produce new, actionable knowledge for immediate use.
This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career and meet the demands of your field.
By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:
- Evaluate current theories and practices in the public administration field
- Conduct valid, reliable and ethical public administration research
- Create public value through public administration policies, administrative processes, and leadership.
- Evaluate and apply professional ethics and integrity
- Think critically and communicate effectively across the public administration discipline
The Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration program is comprised of 120 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. The program requires two to four years to complete.
The program begins with courses, seminars and workshops, which bear 40 ECTS credits and will be followed by the Grand Comprehensive Exam (GCE), which hold 10 ECTS credits. Students must complete all courses, seminars and workshops within the first 68 weeks of the program. In these first 68 weeks students also prepare the Doctoral Development Plan, which bear 10 ECTS credits.
Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration program is comprised of 120 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits . The program requires two to four years to complete.
The program begins with courses, seminars and workshops, Doctoral Development Plan which bears 50 ECTS credits and will be followed by the Grand Comprehensive Exam (GCE), which hold 10 ECTS credits. Students must complete all courses, seminars and workshops within the first 54 weeks of the program. In these first 54 weeks students also prepare the Doctoral Development Plan (15 ECTS credits). Students, who pass the GCE successfully, can then present their thesis synopsis to the thesis committee. After approval by the thesis committee, students develop their thesis (60 ECTS credits).
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Last updated October 23, 2017