Suffolk's program in Global Public Policy get students ready for the world of global decision-making, incorporating careers in non-governmental organisations and national organisations. As well as their coursework, all International Relations students must show written proficiency in a language other than English. Students can enrol in language courses for the reason of conquering their chosen language but credits in the language courses will not count towards the degree. Language proficiency should be shown either before admission or by the end of the first year.
Electives can incorporate any graduate course tendered by the Government Department. Other Suffolk University graduate courses may be completed as electives with the agreement of the program director.
Electives are to be chosen to support a student’s area of concentration and choice of internship.
Bircham University’s Public Policy & Administration program completely examines public administration and delivers a complete overview of its personnel, finance, nature, organisation theory, administrative responsibility and international administration. The program also includes the "government reinvention" movement and its conflict with the traditional ideals of public administration. It looks at the diverse interpretations of government corruption and clarifies the differences between public and private organisations. It defines major models of public policy making and connects their content with political science. This program analyses the progress of public administration in various countries.
Subjects covered on this course include: Organizational Administration, Economic Development, Health Care Administration, Community & Social Development, Public Policy, Public Budgeting & Finance, Urban Affairs & Public Policy, Public Health, Microfinance & Microcredits, International Public Law, Public Personnel Administration, Public Affairs, Management Information Systems, Comparative Public Policy and Public Administration.
The Public Policy & Administration module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.