The major objectives of the Public Administration programme is to provide students the basic knowledge and skills needed for the understanding and analysis of problems related to the management and administration of industrial, commercial, public and other human organizations; equip them with knowledge and skills for decision making; especially the analytical skills needed for recognizing, defining and solving problems; and develop in them, leadership and interpersonal relations skills in management.
There are many reasons for a student to study public administration, yet the biggest one may be the ability to make a difference in your own community. The decisions a public administrator makes helps transform his or her own town (or perhaps, even country) into a better and more pleasant place to live.
The issues dealt with are sometimes challenging and complex, taking many years to solve. However, if they are successful, a sense of personal pride can be maintained as a difference is truly being made
At the end of the programme, students are expected to develop a broadly based knowledge and methodology for understanding analysis of policy and administrative problems. As such, students will undergo an intensive study of theories and practices designed to develop skills and understandings in policy and administrative studies with a view of handling such problems when they occur in practice. In addition, research skills and analysis procedures will be taught in such a way that graduates of the programme will be expected to carry out empirical studies.