SLIDA established the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) to ensure the smooth functioning of the degree awarding activities. The School has its Project Team of Studies (PTS) and an Academic Affairs Board (AAB). These two independent bodies have the authority to select study fellows, decide on the curricula, confirmation of results and disciplinary matters, related to the MPM course.
SPS is the centre for applied studies of public management and research. It is committed to provide a diverse clientele with quality academic and professional development courses. The postgraduate courses cater to the public, private and NGO sectors. These courses have been designed with the objective of enhancing the knowledge and expertise of study fellows and developing them to become professional managers. The postgraduate courses of the SPS also provide opportunities for study fellows to acquire IT skills and a range of other expertise which will enhance their career prospects.
This unique MPM programme enriches its study fellows to achieve a Masters Degree and also to be equipped with skills to function with confidence at different managerial levels.
In developing managerial competencies the programme provides an opportunity for study fellows to acquire a broad knowledge and skills which will refine and strengthen their potentials for a wider global reach in the context of:
- nature and scope of different managerial functions
- comparative Management imperatives
- use of analytical skills in decision making and strategy formulation in management
- structure of the bureaucracy and the role of proactive management in changing public interests
- public policy process and the behaviour of interest groups
In this respect, the MPM course focuses on developing a range of transferable knowledge and multi-disciplinary competencies which include:
A feature of the MPM is its offer of the following specialization streams to satisfy professional needs and interests of study fellows:
However, SPS is not in a position to offer a particular specialism unless there is a minimum of 20 study fellows selecting the particular stream.
Learning modules of the courses are conducted adopting a variety of innovative methods which include lecture inputs, seminars, tutorials, exercises, field visits, individual/group assignments etc. Tutorial classes and seminars provide themes raised in the lecture halls to be discussed in detail, with the study fellows taking a lead role and submitting their findings through formal presentations using modern technology.