The Executive Diploma in Public Administration (EDPA) is a postgraduate diploma awarded by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and offered in Dubai in cooperation with the Dubai School of Government. The diploma is an intensive, interdisciplinary course of study for mid-level executives in the United Arab Emirates who wish to acquire new knowledge and skills to enhance their leadership and managerial capabilities while participating in a rigorous renewal program.
The goals of the diploma are to
- Enhance the effectiveness of candidates in handling complex, multi-dimensional policy issues
- Develop in candidates a greater appreciation of, and capacity for, policy analysis and public administration while addressing organizational and budgetary challenges
- Provide candidates with the necessary tools to develop their leadership potential
The program also includes an active agenda of seminars and public lectures by political, non-profit and business leaders to enable executives to complement their formal learning with opportunities to interact with distinguished individuals who are shaping the future.
The program will offer a Master in Public Administration continuation path at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore for graduates of the Executive Diploma in Public Administration. Students who decide to continue in the master’s program will spend an additional 4-5 months in Singapore completing two core modules, two electives and one capstone examination. The diploma is a part-time program that will be offered over a period of 12 months, with short, intensive periods of study so that executives need not take long leaves of absence from work.