Master's Degree in "Public Economics and Policy". Department of Accounting and Finance. Faculty of Management and Economics. Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (former Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus).


The object of the Postgraduate Programme is Public Economics and Policy. Its main purpose is the postgraduate student education, the provision of expertise, techniques and other tools so that trainees are able to solve problems related to their working area.

Students acquire skills in promoting applications of Public Administration and Public Economics and deepen in the following subjects:
1) Public Economics and Policy
2) Public Governance
3) Management of Public Organizations
4) Methods for Decision Making
5) Resolving of Administrative Disputes
6) Financing of Public Investment
7) Economic Integration-European Institutions.

After completion of the program courses, students have the specialized knowledge and practical experience in order to successfully operate, either independently or in collaboration with other scientists, in the elaboration and implementation of practices related to the Public Sector.
In particular, graduates of the MA course are able to describe economic problems and investigate the financial balances prevailing each time. They can therefore not only name the causes of problems, but also formulate possible solutions in the area of public finances.
By completing the program, they are able to collect information and keep data associated with fiscal problems. Also, construct models of best solutions, managing in this way the knowledge acquired.
Still, having attended courses such as "Evaluation and Personnel Remuneration in the Public Sector" and "Total Quality Management", they are able to cooperate with other institutions, to guide subordinates, recognizing the most appropriate person to solve the problem. Finally, they are able to use all the knowledge-skills to inspire other members of their working space.

Further Information

The main objective of the Program is to deepen in the fields of Public Economics and Policy.
In addition to detailed knowledge, the graduate program focuses on the subject of economic operations of the public sector and of the institutions under which it works. Current practices and experience from international applications are analysed in depth, so that the knowledge acquired by trainees are relevant at a work, but also at a personal level of scientific development and growth.

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.

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