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University of Malta

Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy

Public Policy

(for courses commencing October 2014)

YEAR ONE

Students are required to register for ALL compulsory study-units (56 ECTS credits), and 4 ECTS credits as optional study-units, to a total of 60 ECTS credits.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ECN1011 Introductory Micro-Economics 4 ECTS (NC)
EMA1008 Quantitative Analysis for Business 1 4 ECTS (NC)
EMA1100 Business Statistics 1 4 ECTS (NC)
PBL1016 Elements of Maltese Law 1 2 ECTS (NC)
PPL1021 Sociology of Industrial Societies 4 ECTS (NC)
PPL1924 Industrial Psychology 4 ECTS (NC)

Students are also required to register for:

Either

ACC1721 Financial Accounting and Control 1 4 ECTS (NC)

Or

ACC2112 Accounting Theory and Practice 1 4 ECTS (NC)

Recommended Optional Units

ENG1062 English Proficiency 2 ECTS
CST1021 Communications: An Overview 4 ECTS
IOT1008 An Introduction to Creativity 4 ECTS
TTC1107 Introduction to Mediterranean History and Culture 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ECN1021 Introductory Macro-Economics 4 ECTS (NC)
EMA1009 Quantitative Analysis for Business 2 4 ECTS (NC)
EMA1200 Business Statistics 2 4 ECTS (NC)
MGT1011 Introduction to Business Management 4 ECTS (NC)
MRK1003 Business and Academic Report Writing 4 ECTS
PBL1017 Elements of Maltese Law 2 2 ECTS (NC)
PPL1011 Policy for Business 4 ECTS (NC)

Students are also required to register for:

Either

ACC1731 Financial Accounting and Control 2 4 ECTS (NC)

Or

ACC2113 Accounting Theory and Practice 2 4 ECTS (NC)

Recommended Optional Units

EMA1007 Business Ethics 1 4 ECTS
MRK1000 Marketing Principles and Practice 4 ECTS
IOT1004 Design and Innovation 2 ECTS
IOT1009 A Toolkit for Thinking Out of the Box 4 ECTS




YEAR TWO

Students are required to register for ALL compulsory study-units (28 ECTS credits), 28 ECTS credits in the other area and 4 ECTS credits as optional study-units, to a total of 60 ECTS credits.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PPL2011 The Rule of Law 4 ECTS (NC)
PPL2045 Researching Public Policy 4 ECTS (NC)
PPL2161 Development in Contemporary Societies 4 ECTS (NC)
PPL2223 Leadership in Public Affairs 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

ENG1062 English Proficiency 2 ECTS
EST2020 Small States and the European Union 4 ECTS
IOT2002 Communication and Innovation 4 ECTS
IOT2003 Foresight - A Tool for Shaping Futures 4 ECTS
IOT2005 Leadership and Organisational Innovation 2 ECTS
MGT2315 Careers and Job Search Skills 4 ECTS
TRS2281 Travel and Transportation Management 4 ECTS
BKF2011* Banking 1 4 ECTS
BKF2071* Principles of Finance 4 ECTS
INS2090* Insurance Financial Management 4 ECTS
MGT2031* Operations Research 4 ECTS
MRK2000* Marketing Foundations 4 ECTS
PPL2223* Leadership in Public Affairs 4 ECTS

*In the case of optional study-units marked with an asterix, students cannot register for study-units pertaining to the Department of their chosen Areas of Study.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PPL2044 Interpreting Data for Policy Analysis 4 ECTS (NC)
PPL2046 Ideas, Society and Public Policy 4 ECTS (NC)
PPL2077 Issues In Public Policy 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

IOT2006 Creativity, Innovation and Digital Technologies: Introduction 2 ECTS
IOT2008 Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practical Approaches 4 ECTS
MGT2344 Creativity and Personal Development 4 ECTS
ACC2221* Costing Methods 4 ECTS
BKF2041* Financial Services Law 4 ECTS
BKF2050* Foundations of Risk Management 4 ECTS
BKF3111* Practical Issues in Banking 4 ECTS
ECN2210* Introduction to International Economics 4 ECTS
ECN2216* Economics of Social Policy 4 ECTS
ECN2310* Introduction to Political Economy 4 ECTS
INS2080* Insurance Management 4 ECTS
MRK2018* Marketing Communications Planning 4 ECTS
PPL2077* Issues In Public Policy 4 ECTS

*In the case of optional study-units marked with an asterix, students cannot register for study-units pertaining to the Department of their chosen Areas of Study.



YEAR THREE

Students are required to register for ALL compulsory study-units (22 ECTS credits), 8 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year, and 30 ECTS credits from the other area, to a total of 60 ECTS credits.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PPL3010 Society and Governance 4 ECTS (NC)
PPL3061 Policy-Making in Europe 4 ECTS (NC)
PPL3222 The Policy Environment 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Students are required to register for one of the following elective study-units

EMA3100 JA-YE Start Up – Entrepreneur 1 4 ECTS
PPL3181 Decision-Making 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PPL3020 Employee Relations and Public Policy 6 ECTS
PPL3091 Public Management 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Students are required to register for one of the following elective study-units

EMA3200 JA-YE Start Up – Entrepreneur 2 4 ECTS
PPL3030 Non-Governmental Organisations: Roles, Strategies and Operations 4 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy.
 
Last Updated: 8 July 2015
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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Time-tables for Day Courses for the Academic Year 2017/18 - Semester 1
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Time-tables for Evening Courses for the Academic Year 2017/18 - Semester 1
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Examination time-table for Day Courses - January 2018
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