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Ph.D. in Public Administration

 

Ph.D. in Public Administration

 

 

Overview

Due to the important role the public sector in the overall development process and the necessity of providing high qualified professionals to assume leadership positions in public organizations, and to contribute in promoting the quality of graduate studies, conduction advanced research and studies, and providing consultation to public organizations; the College of Business Administration offers a PH.D program in public administration in response to the need of the society and to the continuing scientific development and to supply the local market with the highly qualified personnel in this field. The program consists of faculty members who are specialized in the Public Administration as they have doctoral degrees from top American and British universities. The faculty members who have doctoral degrees in the Public Administration are 27 including professors, associate professors and assistant professors; in addition there are a sufficient number of male/female lecturers and teaching assistants. The faculty members rank among the highest on the scientific productivity in the college and the whole Arab Countries.

 

 

Objectives

The Ph.D. program in public administration program aims at satisfying the needs of the Saudi public sector for public administration professionals who can transfer and establish the administrative knowledge and technology, and to improve the performance in the public service academically and professionally. In addition, the program is to provide highly qualified specialists in conduction administrative research, university teaching and providing administrative consultation for public organizations. The following is a brief summary of the main objectives:

  1.  Establishing and developing the administrative knowledge.

  2.  Contributing to the development of the public administration field in Saudi Arabia.

  3.  Equipping students with basic skills to conduct applied administrative research.

  4.  Equipping students with basic problem solving analysis skills.

  5.  Improving the skills and knowledge of public servants.

  6.  Preparing high-qualified and skilled administration leaders for the administration of public organization.

  7.  Transferring and establishing administrative technology and enriching the Arabian Library with specialized administrative studies.

 

 

Admission

  1.  Have a master's degree in administration, or related fields, from a accredited university.

  2.  A minimum paper-based TOFEL score of 500, or equivalent.

  3.  Pass any tests conducted by the Department.

 

 

Program Structure

Requirement

1. Successful completion of a thirty-six credit hours of graduate courses distributed as follows:

• Twenty-one credit hours of general basic courses.

• Fifteen credit hours in the area of specialization.

2. Successful pass of the comprehensive examination.

3. Completion and successful defense of a dissertation.

 

Tracks

The program includes the following tracks:

1. Human Resources management in the public sector.

2. Health Administration.

3. Public Finance Administration.

 

Structures

Thirty-six Credit hours and a dissertation are required.

Coursework required for the Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration includes two main groups.

Number & Type of Courses

Credit Hours

Seven basic core courses

21

Five compulsory courses for the specialization area chosen by the student

25

699 dissertation

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Total

36

 

 Core courses:

Course Title

Course Code

The Development of administrative thinking

PA 601

Advanced studies in the organizational behavior

PA 611

Contemporary issues on Public Administration

PA 603

IT in Public Administration

PA 613

Advanced Topics in Public Administration scientific Research Methods

 PA 605

Public Administration Statistical Analysis

QUNT 615

Strategic management in the public sector

PA 624

 

The track of Human Resource management in the Public Sector

 

Course Title

Course Code

Comparative Civil Service

PA 621

New trends in Administrative leadership

PA 631

Advanced Topics in Organization Development

PA 623

IT in Public Administration

PA 506

Selected Topics in Administrative Law

 LAW 506

Contemporary Issues on Human Resource management in the public sector

PA 635

 

The Track of Health Administration

 

Course Title

Course Code

Advanced Topics in Health Administration

PA 610

Managing Health Insurance Programs

PA 612

Health Services Marketing

PA 614

Selected Topics in Public Health

PA 620

Performance Improvement in Healthcare

 PA 622

 

 

The Track of Public Finance Administration

Course Title

Course Code

Public Finance

ECON 512

Seminar in Governmental Accounting

ACCT 621

Financial Management of Government

PA 638

Decision-making and Problem-solving

PA 629

Advance topics in Public Policy Analysis

 PA 639

 

 

 

 

 

Study Plan

 

 The track of Human Resource management in the Public Sector

First Semester

Credit hours

Second Semester

Credit hours

PA 601

The Development of administrative thinking

3

PA 611

Advanced studies in the organizational behavior

3

PA 613

IT in Public Administration

3

PA603

Contemporary issues on Public Adminidtration

3

PA 605

Advanced Topics in Public Administration scientific Research Methods

3

PA 615

Public Administration Statistical Analysis

3

Total

9

Total

9

Third Semester

Credit hours

Fourth Semester

Credit hours

PA 621

Comparative Civil Service

3

PA 631

New trends in Administrative leadership

3

PA 623

Advanced Topics in Organization Development

3

PA 506

Selected Topics in Administrative Law

3

PA 624

Strategic management in the public sector

3

PA 635

Contemporary Issues on Human  Resource management in the public sector

3

Total

9

Total

9

Comprehensive Exam

Thesis

 

The Track of  Health Administration

 

First Semester

Credit hours

Second Semester

Credit hours

PA 601

The Development of administrative thinking

3

PA 611

Advanced studies in the organizational behavior

3

PA 613

IT in Public Administration

3

PA 603

Contemporary issues on Public Adminidtration

3

PA 605

Advanced Topics in Public Administration scientific Research Methods

3

PA 615

Public Administration Statistical Analysis

3

Total

9

Total

9

Third Semester

Credit hours

Fourth Semester

Credit hours

PA 610

 Advanced Topics in Health Administration

3

PA 631

New trends in Administrative leadership

3

PA 612

Managing Health Insurance Programs

3

PA 622

Performance Improvement in  Healthcare

3

PA 624

Strategic management in the public sector

3

PA 614

Health Services Marketing

3

Total

9

Total

9

Comprehensive Exam

Thesis

 

The Track of Public Finance Administration

 

First Semester

Credit hours

Second Semester

Credit hours

PA 601

The Development of administrative thinking

3

PA 611

Advanced studies in the organizational behavior

3

PA 613

IT in Public Administration

3

PA603

Contemporary issues on Public Adminidtration

3

PA 605

Advanced Topics in Public Administration scientific Research Methods

3

QUNT 615

Public Administration Statistical Analysis

3

Total

9

Total

9

Third Semester

Credit hours

Fourth Semester

Credit hours

ECON 512

Public Finance

3

PA 629

Decision-making and Problem-solving

3

ACCT 621

Seminar in Governmental Accounting

3

PA 638

Financial Management of Goverment

3

PA 624

Strategic management in the public sector

3

PA 639

Advance topics in Public Policy Analysis

3

Total

9

Total

9

Comprehensive Exam

Thesis

 

 

 

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