Postgraduate Studies

Masters in Public Management (MPM)

The Master of Public Management is designed to equip students with broad knowledge

in the various areas of specialization in the discipline. These areas are:

1. Public Sector Management and Policy

2. Health System Administration and Policy

3. Criminal Justice Administration and Policy

4. Management of Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs).

5. Human Resource Management

6. Leadership

7. Corporate Governance

8. Local Government Management

9. Intergovernmental Relations


Vision Statement

A first-rate professional program, imparting quality Christian education and up-to-date skills for building servant leaders for a better world

Mission Statement

Excellence through teaching and research geared towards producing ethical leadership for public and private sector organisations, and the positive transformation of the nation, Nigeria, and the world.


1. To prepare students for high level careers in the theory and practice of public management.

2. To prepare students for teaching and research.

3. To prepare students for careers in public and private sector

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master in Public Management Program will:

1.     Have an in-depth knowledge in specialized areas in Public Management;

2.     Be found in leadership positions and at management levels in both private and public sectors;

3.     Be able to conduct research in Public Management geared towards solving practical social and other problems.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for the program are required to have a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Public Administration/Political Science, Health System Administration, International Law and Diplomacy of the Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, PGD Administration or possess a B.Sc., B.A., B. Ed., from relevant disciplines from either Babcock University or any other recognized institution.

Candidates with an Upper Credit pass in an HND from an accredited program of study in recognized Polytechnics and possessing professional qualifications approved by the Senate with or without attached professional certifications e.g. PGDPA, AIB, ACIS, ACA/ICAN, ACII, CIPM, NIPM, will be considered subject to vacancies. In such cases, minimum of three years working experience will be taken in lieu of the professional qualifications subject to vacancies.



Minimum Three Semesters

Graduation requirements

The 41-credit hours MPM program is designed to develop leaders for public, private and

Non-profit organizations and allows for expertise in public management and policy analysis.


Other Requirements for Graduation include:

1.     Candidates are required to register each semester till the conduct of external examination.

2.     All Masters students are required to consult with the PG Coordinator for Masters programme for guidance before selection of courses each semester.

3.     All departmental courses registered for by the students must be passed with a minimum score of 50%.

4.     Attendance at the Weekly Postgraduate seminar is compulsory for all students throughout the duration of their studentship. Students are to register the postgraduate seminar as course each semester before the semester in which the dissertation will be registered.

5.     During the first semester of study in the department, Students are required to submit three proposed dissertation topics (in their area of specialization) for consideration by the PG Committee, after which students are to defend the preferred title at a Departmental PG Seminar.

6.     On approval of the dissertation title, a Supervisor shall be assigned to each student who will guide the student through the process of executing and writing the dissertation.

7.     On completion of the first three chapters of the dissertation, the student will be scheduled for pre-field seminar presentation following approval by the Student’s Supervisor.

8.     Pre-field seminars would be scheduled at least two weeks after the submission of pre-field materials including CPGS seminar clearance and ethical clearance from Babcock University Health and Research Ethic Committee (BUHREC).

9.     Pre-field seminars are to be graded by the Departmental PG Committee, and after successful presentation, the student is to proceed on field work after effecting all corrections made by the Departmental PG Committee.

10.  The field work would take a minimum of two months from the date of presentation of pre-field.

11.  On submission of post-field materials approved by the supervisor, post-field seminar would be scheduled, minimum of one month from date of submission of all materials including clearance from CPGS.

12.  Students who have not passed all courses will not be allowed to present Post-field seminars.

13.  The Departmental PG Committee would examine the post field materials, and if candidate is successful, such candidate would effect all corrections and recommendations and proceed to oral defence/external examination.

14.  Oral defence would hold on a day fixed by the External Examiner approved by the CPGS, and Supervisors of Students are required to be in attendance. Examinations would not hold in the absence of the Supervisor, except with prior approval of the HOD.

15.  Degrees are deemed to be awarded after students have effected all corrections from the external/oral examination and submitted hard bounded copies of the dissertation.

16.  Departmental clearance would only be given when students have submitted hard bound copies to the HOD.