Public Administration

Prepare capable and skillful administrative leaders in order to fulfill the needs of the public and the civil sectors in a way that meets the needs of the local, regional, and international labor market. Furthermore, prepare graduates who are able to conduct applied and scientific research that combines both professionalism and innovation; and to develop the skills and the abilities of critical and innovative thinking in our students and enable them to develop innovative and creative solutions to what may face in their areas of specialization, and to prepare them for graduate studies

 

  • Studying the institutional framework as well as the structures, functions, and processes of public sector organizations through a multi-dimensional lens, which affords the student to build institutional and professional capabilities that will help elevate the performance of the Palestinian public sector.
  • Developing leadership, administrative and research skills in the graduates of the program.
  • Raising and strengthening awareness of civil service ethics and the national system of integrity, transparency, and accountability in the public sector.
  • Help students to understand major issues facing society; and strengthen the will and ability to contribute to the achievements of Palestinian development goals.
  • Graduates who understand the current scientific theories and concepts in the field of public administration on the local as well as the regional and international level.
  • Graduates, who possess necessary administrative skills to manage, organize and execute required processes to elevate the performance of public organizations.
  • Graduates who understand the legal and political environment of the Palestinian public sector.
  • Graduates who are able to serve the public sector and the public civil organizations and who actively contribute by offering alternatives and policies that enable them to bypass problems they may face.
  • An administrative class that contributes to the making and analysis of public policy.
  • Graduates who have the required administrative and managerial skills to resolve public problems and to make effective decisions and apply critical thinking in areas of leadership in the public and civil sectors.
  • Graduates who possess administrative skills for conflict resolution at work; work within a team or/and lead teams; strategic management; communication skills; and project management.  
  • Graduates who have the skills in public finance and budget management; account preparation and financial analysis and year end statement for the state budgets.
  • Graduates who possess the required knowledge and ability to apply critical thinking and scientific research to resolve problems.
  • Graduates who have key research skills that address society needs.
  • Graduates who know the ethical value system of the profession and the code of conduct for their work.
  • A class of leaders who are familiar with the latest ways and means in combating corruption in its various administrative, financial and ethical forms.
  • Graduates who are strengthened by good patriotic fervor to build and develop civil organizations on the local, regional, and international sector.
  •  Graduates contributing to the preparation of developmental plans that upscale public organizations.
  • A new generation of public leaders who master the scientific research methodologies that contributes to solving economic, social, and political public challenges. 
  • Administrative staff in all sectors
  • Manager in all administrative levels
  • Public Accountant
  • Administrative staff in a Bank
  • Administrative staff in a communication Company
  • Project Coordinator
  • Decision Maker in a public organization
  • Teaching and Research Assistant
  • Management Consultant
  • Administrative Coach
  • Instructor in Management/Economics, etc.
  • Pursue Graduate Studies
Program Requirements

Student must successfully complete 126 credit hours of courses distributed as follows:

Credit hours

Requirements

21-22

University Requirements

29

Faculty Requirements

64-67

Major Requirements

12-8

Elective courses

126

Total

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Program requirement (67 credit hours)

A. Compulsory courses (55 credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

JURI232

Administrative Law

JURI132

MATH1351

Precalculus

(Tawjihi)/Art stream

PUBA131

Organizational Theory and Design of Public Organizations

PUBA130

PUBA231

Introduction to Governmental Accounting

PUBA130

PUBA232

Introduction to Public Policy

PUBA130

PUBA234

Administrative Audit and Control

PUBA131

PUBA236

Financial Management for the Public Sector

PUBA231ECON233

PUBA331

Strategic Management

PUBA232PUBA131

PUBA332

Human Resources Management 

PUBA131, Third Year Level

PUBA334

Administrative/Organizational Behavior 

PUBA131

PUBA335

Public Administration in Palestine

PUBA232

PUBA338

Local Governance and Administration

PUBA232PUBA131

PUBA3391

Public Administration Terminology

PUBA130ENGC2202 or ENGC2204

PUBA3392

Management of Civil Organizations

PUBA131, Third Year Level

PUBA411

Internship

Fourth Year Level, Department Approval

PUBA432

Public Projects Management

STAT2371PUBA131

PUBA435

Transparency/Accountability in the Public Sector

PUBA234

PUBA438

Seminar in Public Administration

PUBA135,  Fourth Year Level, Department Approval

STAT2371

Statistics For Public Administration

(Tawjihi)/Scientific stream Or MATH1351

 

B. Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

First Group (9 Credeit Hours):

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

PUBA238 

Comparative Public Administration

PUBA131PUBA232

PUBA3311 

Sustainable Development Policy Implementation

PUBA232, Third Year Level 

PUBA3321 

Advanced Topics In Human Resources Management

PUBA332

PUBA333 

Leadership Skills Development

 

PUBA3341 

Communication Skills

PUBA334

PUBA3351 

Total Quality Management

PUBA131, Third Year Level

PUBA3381 

Building Capacity Of Local Governing Units 

PUBA338

PUBA431 

Public Policy Analysis

PUBA331

PUBA4321 

Program Evaluation And Assessment

PUBA432

PUBA4331 

Risk And Crises Management

PUBA131, Fourth Year Level 

PUBA4341 

Current Issues In Public Administration

PUBA131, Fourth Year Level 

PUBA436 

Electronic Government

PUBA221, Third Year Level 

PUBA437

Organizational Development And Administrative Improvement

PUBA131, Third Year Level 

PUBA439

Special Topic In Public Administration

Fourth Year Level , Department Approval 

Second Group (3 Credeit Hours):

 

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

PUBA237

Accounting for Public Sector and Non-Profit Organizations

PUBA231

PUBA330

Analytical Methods in Public Administration

PUBA131STAT2371

PUBA430

Financial Analysis for Public Budgeting

PUBA236, Third Year Level

PUBA4301

The Palestinian Tax System

PUBA236, Third Year Level