The first undergraduate degree that many students earn is the associate. It is usually possible after just two years of study. Most students will choose to continue studying to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher, although it is possible to begin their career after earning an associate.
What is an associate degree in public administration? This field focuses on how the government implements new policies. In addition to studying this aspect, students of public administration can be prepared to enter a career as a civil servant. Areas of study commonly include law, politics, management, leadership, and some business principles. Because an associate is a low-level degree, earning one in this field lays the groundwork for more advanced degrees in public administration.
Students who study public administration can benefit by developing a set of skills that are directly relevant and useful for their eventual career. Public administration students can gain leadership and management skills, an understanding of municipal processes, and organizational abilities.
The cost of earning an associate degree usually varies quite a bit. There are many factors, including the country of and length of study at your specific school, that influence the tuition and fees. Before enrollment, it is important to complete thorough research of these aspects.
While there are many careers options available with an education in public administration, fewer are possible with only an associate degree. Instead, this level of education is meant to qualify students for more advanced degrees, such as the bachelor’s, which open up more career opportunities. However, it may be possible to enter an entry-level position with an associate. Jobs may be available as a human resources manager, public relations manager, finance department head, and team leader.
The first step toward your education in public administration is finding the right program, whether that is at a local school, an international institution, or an online option. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The IBCM Public Service Management (PSM) bachelors program gives students the ability to meet the challenges of modern public sector management and reform.
Academy Professional (AP) degree in Public Service Management
Bachelor in Public Service Management IBCM The IBCM Public Service Management (PSM) bachelors program gives students the ability to meet the challenges of modern public sector management and reform. It covers a range of social, democratic and economic concepts such as human rights, innovation, development, and European integration. We aim to equip our students with a problem-solving mindset and a clear set of values to help them to meet the challenges facing public officials and modern citizens today. International and accredited degrees The program is taught in English and is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The courses are internationally recognized and transferable. All IBCM Students receive a double degree. This means that they get a diploma from IBCM and a diploma from our partner institution, Lillebaelt Academy for Professional Higher Education in Denmark. The Public Administration Department offers two qualifications: Bachelor degree in Public Service Management: 3.5 years/7 semesters (210 ECTS) Academy Professional (AP) degree in Public Administration: 2 years/4 semesters (120 ECTS) Real work experience All students complete a 5-6 month long, full-time internship in the 6th semester of studies. This experience gives students a chance to practically implement their knowledge and gain a thorough and meaningful understanding of the real world of work, and you will have the chance to focus on an issue that is interesting to you. Rich and varied study program As a PSM student, you will gain knowledge and skills in a...