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Public Management

The Institute offers a range of Public Management programmes from short training courses and organisational development interventions to accredited Certificate, Diploma and Degrees. Whether you are looking for a short skills development course or a longer term accredited programme, the IPA can meet your development needs.

Accredited Programmes

MA (Public Management)
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Public Management
Master of Economic Science in Policy Analysis
Postgraduate Diploma in Policy Analysis
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Public Management
Diploma in Public Management
Certificate in Public Management
Diploma in Civil Service and State Agencies
Certificate in Civil Service & State Agency Studies
Diploma in Public Procurement
Certificate in Public Procurement
Diploma in European Union (EU) Studies
Diploma in Law
Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation
Certificate in Irish Government and Politics

Short Courses

Assistant Principal Programme
Budgetary and Fiscal Reforms for the Civil Service
Clerical Officer Programme
Data Protection
Executive Officer Programme
Freedom of Information for Decision Makers
Higher Executive Officer Programme
Understanding the Financial Reports of Government Agencies


The IPA provides a range of tailored supports to public and voluntary sector managers by bringing in-depth expertise to bear on business problems. In addition to our training, education and development services in the public sector, we also have a team of experienced specialists who provide support through all aspects of change or integration processes, from planning and design to implementation and evaluation. Whether you have a specific business need, want to solve a problem in a single unit or team, or require the expertise of our training and development specialists, you can benefit from our combined approach. We can work in partnership to identify the most appropriate approach.

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