The Bachelor of Public Management is purposefully designed to train generalists for employment predominately in the public
sector and civil society organisations; while also catering for the needs of the private sector. The programme provides a
systematic and coherent introduction to the main theories, broad principles, concepts, data, and problem‐solving techniques in
the main cognate area of learning.
The programme’s main emphasis is on governance and leadership in the varied, complex, and challenging settings of public
action – such as multi‐level policy, governance and management processes, hybrid social enterprises, and public‐private
On successful completion of the progamme, graduates will acquire the relevant knowledge and skills in leadership, ethics,
management of public and non‐profit organisations, and public policy formulation.
Overall, the Bachelor of Public Management aims to enable students to:
• Gain conceptual understanding of the key theories and concepts, as well as values and principles, of public management;
• Apply advanced tools and problem‐solving techniques of public management that will assist public managers in Namibia
to effectively address the key development policies;
• Function effectively at an operational level not only in local and regional government in Namibia, but also in the
international arena and in private and civil society organisations.
Candidates will be considered for admission to this programme, if they meet the General Admission Requirements of NUST,
(GI2.1 in Part 1 of NUST Yearbook).
Mature Age candidates will be considered provided they meet the requirements and pass the mature age entrance
examinations of NUST (GI2.2 in Part 1 of NUST Yearbook). Mature Age candidates need to achieve 40% for English and
Mathematics in the mature age entry examinations and have been employed for a minimum of three years in the relevant