Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
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Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management



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Be a part of the solution and change the way the government works from the inside. The 12-month Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management (PDPM) at the Wits School of Governance, will prepare you for professional and managerial leadership roles in the public, development, and not-for-profit sectors. It will also provide you with the knowledge and skills to act ethically and effectively. Enhance your decision-making capacity, learn about conceptual frameworks for public management, and engage critically with the governance debates taking place today.

The PDPM is a post-experience diploma that provides you with key competencies in public management: governance, development, public management, public policy, ethics, and leadership. It focuses on enhancing your problem-solving, information management, and people management expertise that is vital for public sector managers and practitioners who work closely with the public, development, and not-for-profit sectors.

Feedback during this programme is constant and aligns with the exit level outcomes, and incorporates group assessments and peer feedback. Upon completion of this programme, you may qualify for entry to a Wits Master’s degree that demands a public sector qualification as an entry requirement. Entry into the Wits School of Governance Masters programme requires a 65% average.

Learning Outcomes

Conduct monitoring and evaluation

Analyse and change public policy

Manage public expenditure

Develop and implement operational plans

Build and maintain stakeholder relationships

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Executive Concentration?

Executive Concentration is a collection of 3 modules with a duration of 12 weeks. These Executive Concentration courses are created from modules presented in complete Master's degrees, this guarantees the quality of the course.

What is the duration of an Executive Concentration?

The Executive Concentration courses differ, but on average the duration is 12 weeks.

Can an Executive Concentration be certified?

Yes, when you complete an Executive Concentration you will receive certification.

What universities are Executive Concentration from?

The Executive Concentration courses are created by professors from the world's top universities known for their research and teaching methodologies, and include professors from the Universities of Cambridge, Southern California, California Los Angeles, and Notre Dame.

Do I have to enrol at a particular time in order to start an Executive Concentration?

No, Executive Concentration courses are self-managed and you can enrol at any time. You can study as and when your agenda and schedule allow.

Are all Executive Concentration online?

Yes, the Executive Concentration courses are fully online.

How can I see which Executive Concentration are available?

You can view our full portfolio of Executive Concentration courses here.

How can I see which universities offer Executive Concentration?

You can view our partner Universities here.