Programme Overview

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MPA is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time taught postgraduate programme offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences with support from the School of Business and School of Communications.


We also cooperate with the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS) and George Mason University (GMU) in international student and academic exchange opportunities.


As China continues its rapid development, government officials, civil servants, and administrators in both public and business sectors realize the need to better understand policy and public affairs at local, national and international levels.  


MPA has been emphasizing different aspects of government policy and public affairs. A global and comparative perspective in the courses signifies the Programme’s uniqueness and usefulness to the public and private sectors. UCASS’s expertise in public affairs in the Mainland is also invaluable.

Programme Aims

The Programme is designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  • To provide students with a solid foundation in public administration, such as in the Mainland and also from a comparative and global perspective;
  • To illustrate the relation to law, ethics and other aspects of the public affairs;
  • To develop students’ ability in the management of human resources, finance, sport and public amenities;
  • To enable students to become reflective and critical administrators with the ability to assess and respond to the changing needs of the society.
Programme Features

Inter-disciplinary Approach

Expertise is drawn from three institutions (HKBU, CASS and PU) and 3 faculties to teach the Programme. Overseas scholars and prominent public policy-makers may be invited to give guest lectures.


Academic Prize

Academic prizes will be available to final year students based on good academic performance.


Experiential Learning

The overseas and local visits will be organized to provide hands-on experience for students. 


Research Experience

Project training under individual supervision to provide students with an independent research experience that is useful for both career development and further studies.