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Institute of Public Administration

57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D04 TC62

The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) delivers postgraduate courses for people who want to pursue a career in business administration.

The Institute of Public Administration offers a number of postgraduate admin courses ranging from management in healthcare to leadership and strategy within a business. IPA’s courses are listed and advertised on Postgrad.ie, where you can browse and enquire with college for further information.

Master of Arts – Financial Management

The MA – Financial Management is a two-year, parttime programme that explores key subjects in financial management. It seeks to raise the level of financial analysis in the public service and equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective financial management. On completing the first year of the programme students receive the interim…

Master of Arts – Healthcare Management

The MA – Healthcare Management is a two-year, part-time programme that focuses on the issues that affect health and hospital services. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in healthcare management in Ireland and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage effectively. On completing the first year of the programme,…

Doctorate in Governance (DGov)

The DGov is a 4 – 5 year professional doctoral programme. It provides public policy-makers and public sector managers with the advanced knowledge and high-level critical skills that their professional lives demand. Students explore how public policy-making has evolved, and is continuing to evolve, as a result of changes in the structure and practices of…

Master of Science in Business and Management

The MSc in Business and Management is a two-stage programme that will provide students with advanced and significant expertise in the concepts, tools and skills essential to contemporary business strategies and functions. The first stage of the course provides a mixture of quantitative subjects and more general management subjects. On successful completion of this stage…

Postgraduate Certificates

Postgraduate Certificates are one-year programmes in which students take the second year of an IPA MA programmes. There are six options: Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Management Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategy Postgraduate Certificate in Local Government Students complete…

Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management is a one-year programme that provides graduate-level instruction in core business disciplines. Students take six subjects over two semesters that cover both quantitative and general management topics. They will learn about, among other things, human resource planning, the management of change, leadership and strategic direction, financial policy, and…

Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Economic Science In Policy Analysis

This two-year, part-time programme addresses the tangible need for the development of policy analysis skills across the wider public service. It explores subjects that are crucial to the expert assessment of contemporary public policy, including project management, economic and financial analysis, social policy analysis and cost-benefit analysis. On completion of the first year of the…

Professional Certificate in Governance

The Professional Certificate in Governance is a one-year part-time programme that addresses a key area of concern to professionals in the public and private sectors. Governance is a subject used in several contexts and is a subject of much debate in Ireland and elsewhere. This programme examines governance as a set of structures and processes…

Master of Arts – Criminal Justice

The MA – Criminal Justice is a two-year part-time programme that explores the key issues in the management of the criminal justice system. It seeks to raise the level of analysis within the Irish criminal justice system and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective management in this area. On completing…

Master of Arts – Leadership and Strategy

The MA – Leadership and Strategy is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the theory and practice of effective leadership and strategy formulation. Both public and private sector organisations need leaders with expertise in the HR, strategic and financial components of organisational life. On completion of the first year, students receive the interim award of a…

Master of Arts – Local Government Management

The MA – Local Government Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the key issues in local government. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in Irish local government management and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective management in the local government field. On completing the first year…

Master of Arts – Public Management

The MA – Public Management is a two-year, part-time programme that combines instruction in key subjects in public management with an opportunity for students to research and write about a specific topic in the public management field. It aims to raise the level of analysis of Irish public management and to develop more efficient and…

Master of Arts – Human Resource Management

The MA – Human Resource Management is a two-year part-time programme that explores the key issues in human resource management. An informed appreciation of the theories, debates and legislation that dominate HR practice is a huge advantage to any manager. This programme seeks to raise the level of analysis in public sector human resource management…

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