Public Administration

Career Objectives

Contribute to a modern State which attains a good assistance to the citizenship needs.

Professional Profile

A professional specialized in the governance, State’s *administration and its processes. It is the nexus between the population’s economic-social development and the political vision of each government.

With *management capacity of the State bodies, optimization of the use of the available resources and the required administrative methods for the proper leading of public institutions.

His task is to perceive the need for change in the population on time and coordinate the government’s efforts to give an effective and timely response to the society’s requirements.

-With solid knowledge in the fields of *Political Science, Administration, Laws, Social Sciences, *Economics, planning and projects and a complete mastery of modern administrative techniques.

Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He designs, implements and manages public policies, both in national and international level.

He agrees on international treaties for the benefit of the country.

He performs managerial and consulting functions and techniques in the different management area of the public institutions, which includes the resources management, analysis and development of administrative systems and elaboration and implementation of public policies.

He interprets and evaluates the *economic-*financial situation of the government.

He promotes and performs government projects according to the legal aspect and the budget.

He motivates, mobilizes and leads people to carry out government social plans thus achieving the State objectives.

In the private sector, he carries out tasks in the human resources scope, the organizational design and development, projects, the executive management and team work.

Occupational Field

In different agencies of the State administration at national, regional and local level, such as:

Ministries, Public Services, Foreign Services, Logistics and Regional governments, National Congress, Municipalities, Armed forces, etc.

Non-governmental and international bodies

Public and private companies

*Contractor entities or State’s *Concessions.

Consulting and advisory services

University Teaching and Research

Estimated time of College years:

4 to 5 years

Main courses considered in the syllabus.

General Education Courses

Mathematics (2 Semesters), *Statistics, Computing

Complementary Courses



Professional Training Courses

Introduction to Management

Oral and Written Expression

*Political Science

Public Administration

Political Theory

*Constitutional Law

Social Psychology


Organization Theory

Country’s Political System


Country’s Public Administration

Political Science Workshop

*Fiscal Policy

General and Public Accounting

Human Resources Management

Research Methodology

*Administrative Law

Theory of the State and Government

International Economics

*Cost Accounting

Organizational Design and Management

Project *Formulation and Social Evaluation

Budget and Planning

Human Resources Management

Organization Development

Project Management

*Public Finance Management

Public Governance & Political Strategy

Public Policy

Regional Management

Public Management Control

Political and Public *Marketing

Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate to this career


Desires to contribute his skills to develop, create and establish things.

Social motivation to discover projects which will meet the unsatisfied needs in the population.

Satisfaction for achieving motivation and cohesion of people in pursuit of a joint achievement.

More inclined to action, with initiative to develop projects, for the management, implementation and execution of social projects.

Interest in the functioning of the country institutions

Curiosity for the projects that are emerging in the region

Interest in countries’ economic History, how they have overcome poverty, how they have done to emerge, to know which have been the factors that influenced

Interest in the observation of social-commercial situations

Taste for *management.


● Ease to relate and communicate with people.

● Persuasive

● Good level of *Numerical Reasoning

● Good level of *Logical Reasoning

● *Synthesis Capacity

● Capacity to cope with new situations and make contributions opportunely

● Distributed attention, in other words, ability to answer and solve varied problems

● Capacity of leadership, organization and coordination of work teams

● Analytical Capacity of situations in which a great number of factors intervene

● Sense of order


For the public service. For raising the social, daily and economic level of the population. Satisfaction in pursuit of a joint achievement.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.

Candidate Personality






Work Scope

Urban, Office work, management environment, work with documents and information handling. A lot of social contact

Related Careers

Political Sciences, Political and Administrative Science, Sociology, Law, Economics.

*Glossary Of Terms

*Administration: Administer: Govern, lead, conduct.

*Analytical Capacity: Ability in the study that is made of a reality or situation, discriminating the facts, describing them and seeing the relation between them. Tendency to use guidelines (sequences), classifications and identification of existing relations, in the study and understanding of something.

*Synthesis Capacity: To be able to conclude something with regard to a situation or reality in which numerous factors intervene.

*Political Sciences: It is the study of Politics, political systems, political organizations or political processes.

*Concessions: It is the granting of exploitation rights of goods and services for a given period of time on the part of a company to another. (In this case, on the part of the State)

*Cost Accounting: Registration of organizations expenses, identifying the type of existing cost within an enterprise whether from production, damaged equipment, etc, applying different systems for their calculation and making it useful in the decision-making.

*Contractors: Companies that can take over the responsibility of carry out a task in charge of another entity or company when they count on the technical and economic capacity. (In this case, on the part of the State)

*Administrative Law: It corresponds to the legal standards which control the organization, operation and attributions of Public Administration.

*Constitutional Law: It corresponds to the basic laws of the State which control the form of government, the fundamental rights and the regulation of public authorities.

*Economics: Science which subject of study is the social organization of the economic activity.

*Fiscal Policy: Economy of the Public sector. State expenditure and revenue policies.

*Statistics: Mathematics of grouped data and methods used to describe and analyze numerical information.

*Finance: Collection and determination of the cash flow (inflows or outflows of money) required by the company, in addition to the distribution and management of those funds in order to maximize the economical value of the company.

*Formulation: Formulate: Shape a project, describing it in clear and accurate terms.

*Management: Manage: Do inquiries and procedures to carry a project forward.

*Macroeconomics: With respect to a country’s production and wealth-consuming and the problems related to employment level.

*Political Marketing: Ideas and opinions related to political aspects, delivered with strategy, in order to influence people towards the choice of an alternative.

* Microeconomics: Economic analysis concerning the individual behavior of consumers, traders, producers, enterprises or industries, etc.

*Politics: Human activity inclined to decision-making in government organization.

*Logical Reasoning: Ability to analyze proposals or complex situations; to understand relations between facts and find the grounds that produced them, foreseeing consequences and thus be able to solve the problem in a coherent way, such as you do in strategy games.

*Numerical Reasoning: Ability, speed and accuracy for calculation, to manipulate numbers and solve quantifiable problems. Ease to mental numeric operations and estimation of quantities with low margin of error.