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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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Administrative Science


Administrative Science is the core subject for the whole discipline. Until 1994 Administrative Science was known as Public Administration. The subject studies public organisations, management and leadership, seeking to discern general rules and promote their development. It is thus an applied science concerned with the organisation regardless of its ownership or field of operations.

The main contents of the degree programme are:
• Emergence and development of public organisations into their present forms
• The structure and functioning of administrative systems in Finland and the EU
• Phenomena determining development and change in administration
• Basic theories of organisations, administration, management and leadership
• Methods and techniques in administrative research
• Basic approaches, methods and techniques in the assessment, development and planning of administration.

Administrative Science graduates have been very successful in finding work appropriate to their qualifications in the municipal and state sectors, in business companies and in various organisations.

In Autumn 1998, the Department began a new training programme in Security Management. The Master`s programme is intended for those aiming at administrative careers in the police force.

In Autumn 2009, the Department started a bilingual (English and Finnish) Master’s Degree Programme in Media Management. The Programme is organised in co-operation with the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

School of Management