Public Administration and Government

1. Compulsory courses on the Master’s Program and  Doctoral Program in Public Administration and Government (for doctorate students who either do, or do not have a Master’s degree). These courses are usually taught in Portuguese:

Methodological Education:

- Scientific Methodology: 3 credits – 2nd semester
This course presents the main research methodologies and techniques used in the field of public administration and government. By the end of the course students should be able to put together  and structure a research project from the methodological point of view and know how to connect  methodological options with theoretical choices.

Public Administration and Government Education:

- Political Theory: 3 credits – 1st semester
This course introduces graduate students to the classical elements of political thinking in public administration and government, working hard to ensure that the student’s dissertation projects fall within the scope of classical political theory.

- Economy: 3 credits – 1st semester
The objective of this course, which involves micro and macroeconomic discussion of the topics analyzed, is to allow students to obtain a  basic knowledge of public finance. Parts of this discussion  need to be supported in these two areas and this course provides this complementary support.

- Management and Public Organizations: 3 credits – 1st semester
Our goal is to analyze and discuss the practice of public management from an inter-disciplinary perspective, as a complement to the main courses: public policies, political theory and public sector economics.

- Public Policies: 3 credits – 2nd semester
This course will deal with the main theoretical lines of thought in the public policy field, as well as with the main research challenges the field presents.

2. Compulsory courses specific to the Doctoral Program in Public Administration and Government (for doctorate students who either do, or do not have a Master’s degree). These courses are usually taught in Portuguese:

Public Administration and Government Education:

- Advanced Topics in Public Administration and Government: 3 credits –  1st semester
The  objective of this course is to analyze the debate currently being conducted in the field of public administration and government. Themes and course materials are changed each year, in order to keep the discussion fresh and current, and always related to what is being discussed in the field.

Methodological Education:

The student must complete two credits in courses related to methodological education, chosen from 3 options.

3. Elective courses on the Master’s Program and  Doctoral Program in Public Administration and Government (for doctorate students who either do, or do not have a Master’s degree). These courses are usually taught in Portuguese.

Methodological Education:
Students must complete two credits on courses related to methodological education, chosen from 3 options.

4. Elective courses on the Master’s Program and Doctoral Program in Public Administration and Government (for doctorate students who either do, or do not have a Master’s degree)*. These courses are usually taught in Portuguese.

Specific to the Concentration area:
Students must complete credits in courses related to their concentration area.

* If you want to enroll in  elective courses,  contact the  International Relations Office.

6. Research Seminar and General Seminar on the Master’s Program and  Doctoral Program in Public Administration and Government – 1st e 2nd semesters. These seminars are usually taught in Portuguese. 
Professors and researchers from FGV and other institutions present academic papers in different areas. After the presentations, a discussion is held with the participants.

 

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