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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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KTU was the first university in Lithuania to organise public governance studies, and with this experience, we guarantee a high quality of studies and professionalism. This programme is for those who aspire to become strong public governance specialists. It is also for those who want to learn public governance theories and practices, the values, ethics and principles of civil society, its main social research methods, and who want to apply them in the management activities of the public sector. Since 2019 the programme offers a dual degree with the University of Central Florida (UCF) that is located in Orlando, USA.

The programme is focused on key issues of public administration and non-profit management in a globalising world. It allows students to acquire a thorough understanding of how public policies affect societal outcomes and the lives of citizens in evolving political and social contexts. At the end of the programme, students will be able to develop well-designed policies and systemic reforms that can enhance the effectiveness and legitimacy of national and transnational public policies and administrative systems. The programme provides students with a unique possibility to achieve professional knowledge and practical skills in public administration and non-profit management in both Europe and North America.

Graduates from this study programme will have the knowledge, values, global awareness and experience necessary to be a successful leader in public and non-profit sectors.

Programme structure

1st Semester:

Introduction to Writing Studies 1
Basics of Local Governance
Basics of Science Communication
Introduction to Public Governance

2nd Semester:

Introduction to Writing Studies 2
Political Theory
Public Services Administration
Sustainable Human Development

3rd Semester:

Informatics 1
Physics 1
Public Speaking
International Relations
Public Information Governance
Strategic Planning in Public Sector Organizations

4th Semester:

Cinema History
Environment and Society
History of Civilizations and Media
Civil Service
Local Economic Development
Urban and Regional Development

5th Semester:

Administrative Theory
Civil Society and Volunteering
Planning and Improvement of Public Organizations
Public Programmes and Projects
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Research

6th Semester:

Ethics and Corruption Prevention in Public Sector
Public Finance Management

7th Semester:

Cooperative Education
Nonprofit Leadership Seminar
Nonprofit Organizations
Professional Administrative Writing in the Public Sector
Resource Development in the Nonprofit Sector

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; Understanding of public interest and commitement to public sector values.

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.

– Able to individually select management measures used in public administration practice and apply various analytical instruments.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 9, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 9, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States