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Public Administration and E- Governance – MODULES

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DMD50 Research Methodology in Public Administration

Code: DMD50
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Mandatory
Semester in which offered: First (1st)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The module “Research Methodology in Public Administration” aims to introduce and familiarize students with the research methods used in areas of social interest such as Public Administration. Through this specific module, students will be introduced to the basic principles of epistemology, so that they will be able to understand the difference between different methodological approaches (inductive, deductive, comparative, case study, etc.) and apply qualitative and quantitative methodology, carrying out the design and the completion of an autonomous research on subjects of interest to the Public Administration.

In addition, in the context of this module, students will focus further into the use of basic quantitative methods of data analysis, in order to scientifically investigate social, political and economic phenomena.

The module is structured around three main axes:

  • Epistemology of the social sciences and individual methodological approaches and research methods
  • Elaboration of research (forming a theoretical framework and hypotheses, searching for sources, writing an academic paper)
  • Deepening in quantitative data analysis methods

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • Recognize the basic principles of epistemology and the individual methodological approaches in social research
  • Apply the principles of methodology to their research and work
  • Distinguish qualitative from quantitative methodology and understand which methodology to apply in each case
  • Perform archival research in primary and secondary sources
  • Document and critique their sources
  • Write a scientific paper
  • Carry out qualitative and quantitative field research
  • Formulate research questions
  • Collect, organize and analyze data
  • Understand descriptive statistics
  • Interpret and also produce visualized data such as graphs, tables, etc.
  • Perform univariate analysis
  • Apply the appropriate method for bivariate data analysis
  • Apply the appropriate method for s multivariate data analysis

Subjects covered:

  • Research Methodologies and Methods in Public Administration
  • Design and Development of research in Public Administration
  • Quantitative Data Analysis Methods

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD51 Constitutional organization of the Greek state

Code: DMD51
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Mandatory
Semester in which offered: First (1st)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The module refers to the organization of the Greek state as a national state, as a member state of the European Union and as a member of international organizations, especially the Council of Europe.

It focus on the organizational structure of the unitary state, its political structure, its institutions and competences. It also examines the division of competences between the national state and the European Union, on the one hand, and between the central state and the regions and municipalities on the other, as well as the system of sources of law and the relationship between them.

The module examines:

  • the organization of the state in the light of the democratic and the rule of law principles
  • the institutions who exercise competences, in the light of the classical principle of the separation of powers but also concerning their de facto intersection, a phenomenon that is intensified due to further transfer of competences to the EU.

Accordingly, the national public administration (and the civil servant) forms part of a multi-level system of governance. In this context, the functional duplication of the public administration is emphasized, as the latter is called upon to carry out also the competences of the European Union. Furthermore, the organization of the central and decentralized administration, as well as the local and substantive self-government, is presented.

The approach is mainly an ideal-typical / normative one (based on the Constitution, laws and international treaties) but also an ontological one, with the use of the findings and principles of administrative science as they have been extracted through the analysis of the administrative phenomenon. Special emphasis is attributed to the management role of the State, especially the organization, function and transparency of governance, of the governmental organs and of the central public administration.

Finally, the module focuses on the combination of democracy and efficiency of the state in the age of globalization and the multiple and complex risks.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the module, students are expected to:

  • familiarize themselves with fundamental concepts, such as multi-level governance, the democratic and the rule of law principles, the distribution of competences
  • understand that the public administration (and the civil servants) form part of a multi-level governance, resulting in their functional transformation, as they also become organs of the European Union
  • acquire knowledge and form their own opinion about the administrative phenomenon, its historical development and its organization in the context of the state and, secondarily, in the private sector,
  • learn about the meaning, importance and content of the managerial state
  • adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the organizational structures of the state, compare and analyze them,
  • critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of the multi-level organization of public power
  • understand the possible transformation of the organizational structure of the public administration based on modern conditions
  • reflect on the relationship of the administration with the democratic principle and the relationship of the latter with the effectiveness

Subjects covered:

  • Constitutional Law (Greek, European)
  • Management Science

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD52 Introduction to Governance

Code: DMD52
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Mandatory
Semester in which offered: First (1st)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The module is designed to introduce students to the genealogy, central concepts, antinomies, subjects, issues, types, contemporary manifestations and challenges of governance.

The following are analyzed:

  • the central concepts of governance with an emphasis on contemporary practices where these are applied,
  • changes in state-market relations and new forms of governance,
  • states and international regimes in their historical development,
  • the involvement of civil society and social movements in governance processes,
  • the concepts and practical manifestations of democratic and good governance, as well as the interconnection of the latter with growth,
  • the central points of criticism of the functioning of governance and
  • the new facts and information from the latest political and economic developments worldwide.

Finally, the module will examine the case of European governance as a prominent case of multi-level governance, in which the dynamics of Europeanization occupy a central position.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • have acquired an introductory critical knowledge of the concept, types, functions, the practical aspects, the problems and the contemporary governance challenges,
  • have understood and to be able to explain and apply the theoretical framework of the module on a range of practical issues in both analytical and synthetic ways,
  • know the transformation of the political, social and economic foundations on which governance systems are formed,
  • be able to participate in an exchange of views on the individual sub-sections of the module and
  • have acquired the methodological, analytical and compositional abilities required to produce an substantial, critical work

Subjects covered:

  • From Government to Governance
  • Public Policy and Governance
  • Globalization and Governance

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD53 Administrative Acts and Administrative Procedure

Code: DMD53
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Second (2nd)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The Module discusses:

1) Administrative acts:

i.e., declarations of intent by administrative bodies, which unilaterally introduce a regulation through the exercise of public authority and serve a public interest, and may be divided into various categories (e.g. administrative regulations, individual administrative acts, individual acts of general application, etc.), and, as contrasted to the former, acts issued by the administration that are not administrative acts (acts that lack external enforceability or that cannot be challenged by applications for annulment, e.g. Circulars, government acts)

2) The administrative procedure:

i.e., the procedure that the administration must adhere to in order to fulfill its role, in accordance with the Code of Administrative Procedure

3) Administrative bodies,

i.e., the institutional actors through which public administration serves its purposes and fulfills its mission, and which are subject to administrative procedures, and entrusted with issuing administrative acts and executing administrative actions

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • possess in-depth knowledge of the concept, characteristics, and categories of administrative acts
  • understand which administrative acts require documentation and which do not (acts of general application, automated acts, favorable acts, acts issued under reserved powers, etc.)
  • understand the concept of administrative bodies and their competences
  • be able to express clear, concise, and adequate documentation for administrative acts, and recognize the consequences of inadequate or non-existent documentation
  • be familiar with the process of withdrawing administrative acts
  • understand the most important provisions of the Code of Administrative Procedure
  • understand the process, significance, and various types of publication for administrative acts (Code of Administrative Procedure, article 18)
  • fully understand the fundamental principles according to which administration must function

Subjects covered:

  • Administrative bodies
  • Administrative acts
  • Administrative procedure

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD54 Information Systems in E-Governance

Code: DMD54
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Second (2nd)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The purpose of the module “Information Systems in E-Governance” is the in-depth familiarization with Information Systems (IS) and the technologies that support them, putting special emphasis on applications of E-Governance.

The module covers the following:

  • Information Systems.
  • Design and Analysis of Information Systems.
  • Data Modeling.
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  • Electronic Governance Information Systems (EGIS).
  • Acceptance and success of EGISs.
  • EGISs and public services.
  • Interoperability issues

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the module, students are expected to:

  • understand what an Information System is and its central role at enterprises and organizations,
  • understand the specialized characteristics of EGISs that differentiate them from other Information Systems,
  • perform system modeling by using UML,
  • perform design of entity relationships models for databases,
  • acknowledge the importance of the ease of use of interfaces, of having guarantees for proper operation, and privacy preservation,
  • understand the available options that on demand scalability technologies offer without exceeding budget limits,
  • analyze options for developing EGISs and evaluate already developed EGISs,
  • participate in the development of EGISs,
  • understand and propose new ways that public services can be offered through EGISs,
  • understand interoperability among EGISs and its special role in the successful application of electronic governance

Subjects covered:

  • Information Systems in the Public Sector
  • E-Governance Information Systems
  • Interoperability of E-Governance Information Systems

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD55 Human resource management in public administration

Code: DMD55
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Second (2nd)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The Module discusses the following topics:

  • Concept and significance of Human Resource Management in the public sector.
  • Characteristics of Human Resource Management in Public Administration.
  • Staffing policy. Job analysis.
  • Staff selection and recruitment procedures in Public Administration.
  • Staff evaluation in the public sector.
  • Staff education and professional development in the public sector.
  • Leadership and motivation in the public sector.
  • Workplace ethics and staff commitment in the public sector.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • possess knowledge and skills relevant to the best organization and administration of human resources in the public sector,
  • understand the fundamental role of human resources in public service efficiency,
  • recognize the importance and particularities of human resource management in the public sector,
  • understand the processes of attracting, staffing, selecting, and hiring public-sector personnel,
  • understand the benefits and challenges of personnel evaluation in the public sector,
  • recognize the importance of staff education and development in the public sector,
  • understand the concept of public sector Leadership,
  • recognize the importance of workplace ethics in the public sector.

Subjects covered:

  • Human Resource Management in Public Administration
  • Evaluation, Training, and Development in Public Administration
  • Leadership and Workplace Ethics in Public Administration

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD56 E-Governance, E-Democracy

Code: DMD56
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Second (2nd)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The purpose of this module is to investigate the utilization of information technology, multimedia technology, social networking platforms and the world wide web, (in short ICT: Information Technologies and Communications) for the benefit of both governance as well as democracy. In particular: ICT can contribute to the direction of deliberative and participatory democracy, offering opportunities for citizens to express their opinion and will in a direct and targeted way, and to participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of public policies. Increasing citizen participation through mechanisms based on the use of new technologies can enrich and deepen democracy with the collaborative production of public policies and the creation of collective solutions to collective problems.

Citizen participation has become a critical stake in most modern democracies considering the low percentage of citizens participating in the election process. The looming issue of legitimacy which is reflected in voter abstention, but also the crisis of party functioning and the relative discrediting of parliamentary democracy can be addressed to a large extent through the promotion of electronic consultation methods and the recording of citizens’ choices and preferences in view of the implementation of political decisions that are of decisive importance for their short- and long-term future.

This initiative will attract the interest of the citizens, favor the increase of transparency in their planning, the recovery of the trust of the citizens towards the governance mechanisms, give a new vision to the policy and strengthen the decision-making processes. At the level of governance, ICT can and has already contributed to the facilitation of some processes by changing the face of public administration and its relationship with citizens. At the same time, of course, new concerns are raised, especially related to the exclusion of the electronically functionally illiterate, especially the poor, the elderly, etc., as well as personal data protection. Increasing citizen participation through mechanisms based on the use of new technologies can enrich and deepen democracy through the collaborative production of public policies and the creation of collective solutions to collective problems.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • acquire knowledge and skills in e-governance,
  • understand the operation of public sector information systems (e.g. information systems for internal support, provision of electronic information to citizens, electronic transactions between citizens and the state, electronic democracy, participation and consultation, utilization of social networks (social media), open government data, interoperability, etc.).
  • be able to manage information systems projects in public sector bodies.
  • acquire communication, collaboration and task management skills through teamwork, group presentations and other collaborative forms of study and work.
  • exploit and use electronic voting and electronic consultation programs and systems

Subjects covered:

  • Definitions and Concepts
  • Electronic Consultation, Electronic Participation
  • Case Studies, Practices and Reorganization

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD60 Data Analytics, Semantic Web and APIs

Code: DMD60
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Third (3rd)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The purpose of the module “Data Analytics, Semantic Web and APIs” is the familiarization of students with what data analytics, semantic web and Application Programming Interfaces can contribute in developing systems that exhibit “intelligent” behaviour. In particular, the module covers the following:

  • Data analytics for business intelligence, decision support systems and strategic planning.
  • The role of descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics.
  • Identification of problems amenable to data science.
  • Techniques of approaching machine learning problems.
  • Semantic Web.
  • The language SPARQL.
  • Connected data.
  • Open data.
  • Interoperability support through APIs.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the module, students are expected to:

  • Identify opportunities for applying analytics for building intelligent systems.
  • Implement solutions for regression problems
  • Implement solutions for classification problems
  • Implement solutions for clustering problems
  • Understand the value that the Semantic Web adds in attaching meaning to data that are used by applications
  • Use the language SPARKQL for submitting queries to databases that store data in RDF format
  • Understand concepts of ontology
  • Understand the family of OWL languages for registering semantic information
  • Understand the importance of open data
  • Identify sources of open data
  • Make available data publicly as open data
  • Understand the importance of APIs
  • Understand REST APIs
  • Use available APIs
  • Make data available through APIs
  • Apply the principle “once only” in APIs
  • Assess the maturity of APIs

Subjects covered:

  • Data analytics
  • Semantic Web
  • APIs (Application Programming Interfaces)

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD61 Decision Making Theory and Policy making

Code: DMD61
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Third (3rd)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The objective of the module is to improve students’ decision-making ability, acquire leadership skills and provide strategies for further improvement in the future.

It examines the process by which individuals and groups make decisions, and formulate policies to solve problems, individually and collectively.

Public policy is the total of decisions and means used by governments/institutions to respond to the diverse and complex mix of social, environmental, economic and cultural problems, issues and circumstances.

Policy making is associated with a rational, objective and leading process of steps and stages.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • develop decision-making skills
  • understand different styles of decision-making, leadership and the motives behind each style,
  • understand how individuals and groups make decisions and shape behaviors and policies;
  • understand analysis techniques,
  • understand different ways of making decisions, developing processes in groups, integrating factors (e.g. values, biases, expertise, habit and willpower) into decision making,
  • manage policy formulation issues and through the process of negotiation and application of game theory.

Subjects covered:

  • Game Theory and Strategy
  • Negotiations Strategies

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD62 Political Marketing

Code: DMD62
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Third (3rd)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: In the Module “Political Marketing” it is presented the development and operation of the basic marketing principles as they are applied in the field of politics as well as in the claim of power during the election campaign, under the format persons-parties-issues. This module offers students not only the theoretical introduction to the concepts and principles of political marketing and communication, but an empirical approach to applied political marketing, both traditional and digital, in three sub-themes:

  1. Introduction and basic concepts of Political Marketing,
  2. Analysis of political competition,
  3. Communication and media.

In addition, the Module will train students to develop a strategic marketing plan for political bodies (with schedule, budget and action plan), either in the context of an election campaign, or management of administration and individual subjects. Finally, students will become familiar with the main models of electoral behavior analysis and the factors influencing voter behavior based on rational choice and the consumer model.

Learning Outcomes: Upon the completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • analyze the components of an election campaign
  • describe and analyze the political competition
  • analyze surveys and election results
  • Design and prepare a strategic marketing plan
  • use traditional and digital marketing tools
  • understand the dynamics and relationships that is developed in the persons-parties-issues relationship
  • analyze the electoral behavior of the electorate based on the existing analysis models
  • Recognize and apply the basic marketing theory (4P’s, market segmentation, audience targeting, etc.) in the field of political competition
  • Choose and use the right tools and methods in the field of analysis and planning of a political campaign.

Subjects covered:

  • Introduction to the basic context and terms of Political Marketing
  • Political Competition Analysis
  • Communication and Mass Media

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD63 Economic and Development Planning

Code: DMD63
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Third (3rd)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The Module will introduce students to the modern methodological tools used in the strategic and tactical (re-)planning of public and private sector policy, as well as to the current socio-economic, technological, and political framework in which people in power are called upon to plan strategies and policy for sustainable regional development. In particular, the Module discusses the following topics:

  • History of regional development in Greece.
  • Presentation of the structure of EU structural policies for regional development and emphasis on the objective of territorial cooperation.

Presentation of the basic programmatic regional development tools.

  • Strategic planning – importance and impact on regional and local development.
  • Qualitative analysis methodologies: PEST and SWOT.
  • Quantitative aspect of planning, implementation and evaluation and re-planning of applied developmental policy – concept, utility and exploitation of quantitative indicators.
  • The importance of participatory processes for the preparation of economic and development plans

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • analyze and evaluate strategic and operational plans of public authorities, in particular those of municipalities and regional governments,
  • take an active role in economic and development plan preparation groups,
  • identify the national and international conditions that have the potential to impact a strategic and operational plan.

Subjects covered:

  • Introduction and characteristics of Economic and Development Plans
  • Local sustainable development

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD64 Digital Transformation

Code: DMD64
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Fourth (4th)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The purpose of the module “Digital Transformation” is explained below:

  • The module starts by analyzing the major new digital technologies and explains how and why they boost digital transformation, and the ways that digital transformation can be a threat and an opportunity for public administration.
  • The module focuses on the design and implementation of a schedule for digital transformation, by citing steps, methodologies, and required tools, by using specific examples.
  • Also, the module, presents implications from new technologies that are examined from a financial, political, and social aspect and aims at broadcasting good practices that can be applied to actual digital transformation scenarios.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the module, students are expected to:

  • understand the concept of digital transformation and its role in public administration,
  • understand technologies of storing data and information and the concept of Distributed Ledger Technologies (blockchain),
  • understand the Internet of Things and relevant applications,
  • participate in designing digital transformation initiatives,
  • identify the potential that Big Data technology offers,
  • identify opportunities offered by smart cities at providing new services to the citizens,
  • understand the importance of digital health records, and its role in providing personalized medicine, while always preserving patient’s privacy.

Subjects covered:

  • Introduction and concepts of Digital Transformation
  • Applications of Digital Transformation

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD65 Public Sector Marketing

Code: DMD65
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Fourth (4th)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The aim of this module is to understand basic marketing principles and apply them in the new environment of the public sector. The marketing mix, steps in developing a marketing plan for public services, research techniques in the public sector, and examples of successful marketing program implementation are analyzed and discussed.

The development and digitization of services in recent years reinforces the customer-centric character of the public sector and makes it necessary to train both executives and public sector employees in marketing and communication issues.

There are many types of public sector organizations, local and regional organizations, public benefit organizations, charities that aim to improve the everyday lives of citizens and advance their cause. The non-profit nature of these organizations significantly differentiates their organization and operation and makes their study necessary.

Students are required to develop basic knowledge and skills in the field of marketing and public sector communication that will enable them to meet the challenges and add value to public organizations that now operate in one dynamic environment.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • develop effective Marketing management skills,
  • be able to work together properly in today’s changing conditions in the Public sector,
  • manage the new communication tools in the public sector,
  • offer, in collaboration with superiors and their subordinates, a high level of teamwork and work results.

Subjects covered:

  • Marketing of Public Sector Services
  • Public Sector Communication

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD66 Leadership and Public Communication

Code: DMD66
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Fourth (4th)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the key areas of leadership and organizational behavior, an understanding of the key marketing principles and their application in the new public sector environment. A leader is a person who inspires confidence and makes others follow him. It is not promoted, not imposed but highlighted. At the same time, the leader’s point of contact with his audience is the communication and the strategy that will be developed and implemented, with focus on targets and measurable results. The marketing mix, the steps in developing a marketing plan for public services, research techniques in the public sector, and examples of successful marketing programs are discussed. Students are expected to develop basic knowledge and skills in the field of marketing and public sector communication that will enable them to face the challenges and add value to public organizations that are now operate in a dynamic environment.

Learning Outcomes: Upon the completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • understand the characteristics of effective leadership,
  • develop effective communication skills in the context of exercising leadership in the public sector,
  • they can work properly in today’s changing conditions in the public sector, considering organizational behavior approaches
  • manage the new communication tools in the public sector,
  • offer, in collaboration with their superiors and subordinates, a high level of teamwork and teamwork results

Subjects covered:

  • Leadership
  • Management of Organizations
  • Communication and Marketing

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMD67 Modern Accounting in the Public Sector

Code: DMD67
ECTS Credits: 10
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Fourth (4th)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

Aims and Objectives: The present Module aims to instill students with the knowledge and understanding of basic aspects of Accounting in the public sector, the recent international developments and their application.

Students will become familiarized with the content and process of preparing Public-Sector financial statements and the special provisions of international practices, EU policy, and the requirements of public institutions that are called upon to apply Accounting for more transparency vis a vis the citizen body.

Students are expected to acquire the necessary modern Public-Sector Financial Reporting knowledge and skills to deal with increasing challenges and demands, by understanding the utility of the dynamically evolving field of Accounting.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • understand the characteristics of Public Sector Accounting and the differences between accounting systems (cash basis – accrual accounting),
  • apply the provisions of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards,
  • be able to evaluate the costs and benefits of various different accounting approaches, in accordance with the limits set by the accounting standards,
  • understand the importance of the budgeting process,
  • draw up budget reports and interpret deviations from the budget,
  • understand the differences between the individual economic units within the Public Sector and the variation in accounting needs,
  • draw up financial reports on the performance of Public Sector organizations,
  • be able to communicate financial information to their supervisors and subordinates in an understandable manner, so as to work and cooperate effectively in the current, variable conditions of the public sector.

Subjects covered:

  • Public Sector Accounting
  • International Public Sector Accounting Standards

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester which constitute a 40 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 60 percent of the students’ final course grade.

Teaching Method: distance learning using the HOU’s e-Learning Platform and conducting Group Counselling Meetings (tele-GCM).

DMDDE Dissertation

Code: DMDDE
ECTS Credits: 30
Type: Elective
Semester in which offered: Fourth (4th)
Language of instruction: Greek
Module Outline

General Description: The Dissertation refers to the levels of governance in Public Administration (National, Local Government) and the parameters that describe their operation. The use of electronic sources and procedures in Administration is an important modern parameter. Particularly:

  • It specializes in the concept of hegemony and the necessary adjustments to the political system, democratic renaissance and necessary institutional changes, digital transformation as well as participation issues.
  • It studies the political subjects and persons who are active and the context in which the political competition within the institutions evolves
  • It studies changes brought about by the integration of E-Government applications in public administration, examining their technological and social dimensions.
  • It also studies the utilization of existing ones but also of emerging technologies with the goal to provide unified public services with focus on the citizen.

For more information regarding the Specifications – Useful Material for writing Master’s Theses and uploading a Thesis at the H.O.U. Repository, you can go to the Digital Training Area http://courses.eap.gr and especially to the Program of Studies section.

General Regulation for the Preparation of Master’s Theses in postgraduate programmes with a six-month duration.

Prerequisites: The presentation of the Dissertation takes place after the successful completion of the program’s Modules.

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