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Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialisation Public Administration


This programme will provide the student with concepts, methods and the most recent management tools of organizations and of public action.


At the end of the programme, the students should have mastered the concepts used; they will be capable of meeting the challenges of modernization and managing changes relating thereto. They shall be able to carry out a reflection on the evolution of his department.


Management positions: project officer, consultant, functional or operational managers within the administration, public companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, etc.

Learning outcomes:

  1. The courses have been created so that each graduate, on successful completion of their program, will have learned critical thinking, effective problem solving, effective communication, emotional intelligence skills, strategic planning and thinking, quantitative skills, innovation and critical analysis.

  2. Students will be able to prepare variance analysis of cost of operation against budgeted costs, and offer constructive advice on reason for excess cost, and provide measure towards cost reduction and performance variation using standard costing techniques.

  3. Students will be able to understand the impact and effect of any adopted leadership style and approaches in the organization.

  4. Students will be able to understand and describe the difference between managerial and leadership roles in delivering public services, through a full grasp of the issues in public law and administration.

  5. Students will develop effective personnel policies, along the objectives of government economic policies, and the objectives of the various employees.

  6. Students will able to understand the strategic importance of public policy administration, value influences and that these policies are influenced by the economic realities existing at any point in time.

Programme Brochure

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SWISS UMEF was founded in 1984, in accordance with Swiss Law, as a higher private education institution in Geneva and is institutionally accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Council, in accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEdA).


SWISS UMEF is also certified by EDUQUA (the Swiss quality label) and has programme accreditation by IACBE.


SWISS UMEF is proud to have been the first private federally accredited institution as a University of Applied Sciences Institute in Geneva.