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BScPublic Governance

Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Tuition fee €2,900 per year
Application fee €100 one-time

Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.

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We were the first in Lithuania to organise public governance studies, therefore we can guarantee high quality of studies, experience, and professionalism. Studies are meant for those who aspire to become strong public governance specialists who know public governance theories and practices, values and ethics, principles of civil society and volunteering, main social research methods, and who are able to apply them in management activities of public sector.

The programme is focused on key issues of governance and non-profit leadership in a globalising world and allows students to acquire a thorough understanding of how public policies affect the outcomes and citizens in a context of changing political and social settings. This will allow them to develop well-designed policies and systemic reforms that will enhance the effectiveness and legitimacy of national and transnational public policies and administrative system. The programme provides students with a unique possibility to achieve professional knowledge and practical skills in public governance and leadership on both sides of the Atlantic.

The study programme aims to bring experience and professionalism as well as global awareness and competency in public administration to students who are keen to become leaders in the public and nonprofit sector.

pending successful accreditation review of faculty qualifications at UCF

Programme structure

1st Semester:

Sustainable Human Development
Introduction to Law
Subject Scope Information Technologies
Introduction to Public Governance Studies

2nd Semester:

Basics of Public Policy
Business Communication
Electives of Personality and Health Development
Electives of Philosophy
Foreign Language Electives (Level C1)

3rd Semester:

Basics of Local Self-Government
Marketing in Public Sector
Government and Politics
Basics of Economics
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Research

4th Semester:

Public Services Administration
Public Governance Organization Theory
Fundamentals of Administrative Law
Public Information Governance
Electives of Entrepreneurship Education 2019

5th Semester:

Local Economic Development
European Union Governance System
Public Finance Management
Introduction to Logic
Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

6th Semester:

Strategic Planning in Public Sector Organizations
Civil Service
Urban and Regional Development
Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

7th Semester:

Civil Society and Volunteering
Public Programmes and Projects
Ethics and Corruption Prevention in Public Sector
Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

8th Semester:

Final Degree Project

Career opportunities

Student’s competences

Knowledge of economic, social, legal and political public administration context; Knowledge of principles and values of public policy and public administration, selection of innovative management measures in the activities of public sector; Change and innovation management in public sector and public management organisations.

Student’s skills

– Able to establish public management priorities, formulate objectives and tasks, implement them and assess public programmes and projects;

– Able to perform analysis of public management processes, identify and distinguish results and long-term consequences of public policy, assess significant alternatives according to the set priorities of public policy;

– Able to identify practical problems of public management and prepare recommendations for their ethical solutions, individually select management measures used in the public administration practice applying various analytical instruments.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States