Master of Public Sector Management

Mode of Study : Block Release (Mutare and Harare)

About the Programme

The Master of Public Sector Management is an intensive, full-time, 12-month long training programme consisting of four modules and a research project.


Entry Requirements

  1. The PSMTP will accept applications from candidates who possess all the following minimum qualifications and attributes:
    • A good first university degree (equivalent professional qualifications obtained by formal study and examination and recognized as a degree equivalent by the Africa University Senate) and 4 years of relevant post-qualification work experience;
    • Be a middle-level African professional or manager employed by a government or state enterprise located in Eastern or Southern Africa. (More senior officials located in the same region may also be eligible for special consideration);
  2. Competence in basic Mathematics not below GCE ‘O’ level shall be an added advantage.
    • Preference will be given to candidates recommended by those Governments or state enterprises which make an explicit commitment to provide the successful graduates with the requisite institutional environment (including appropriate incentive systems) that would enable them to make good use of their newly acquired skills and competences in the collective pursuit of sustainable development and poverty reduction on the Continent

Year One Semester One

Four modules are undertaken in this program and they include:

MODULE 1: Background and Perspectives
  1. Public Sector Management in Africa: Context and Development
  2. Politics and Public Sector Management in Africa
  3. Public Policy Formulation, Evaluation and Management
  4. Governance and Leadership
  5. Macroeconomic Policies and Development Issues

MODULE 2: Strategic Planning
  1. Strategic Planning and Management
  2. Decentralization and Local Governance
  3. Entrepreneurship and Public Enterprise Management
  4. Programme and Project Management
  5. ICT and Public Sector Management

MODULE 3: Public Sector Resources Management
  1. Human Resources Management
  2. Performance Management
  3. Ethics and Professionalism
  4. Applied Research and Quantitative Methods
  5. Public Sector Economics/Finance

MODULE 4: Global and Regional Organization and Issues
  1. International Relations
  2. International Trade and Finance
  3. Diplomacy and Negotiation
  4. Conflict Management and Post Conflict Reconstruction
  5. Regional Co-operation and Integration
  6. Research Project