MPA

Postgraduate Specialization Program/Final Oral Exam

RELEVANT ONLY FOR 2nd Y MPA STUDENTS

CEU is accredited in Hungary via a non-degree advanced certifi cate program. It is mandatory for two-year MPA students to enroll and complete SPP’s Sectoral Policy and Management Post-graduate Specialization Program (Szakpolitika és Menedzsment Referens).

The Sectoral Policy and Management Postgraduate Specialization Program is a post-graduate non-degree program registered in Hungary. Enrolled students are expected to earn 60 CEU credits (120 ECTS) by the end of their second year. On completion, students will receive a Hungarian state certificate conferring on them the title of Sectoral Policy and Management Specialist (Szakpolitika és Menedzsment Referens).

Credit Requirements

Enrolled students must complete a minimum of 72 CEU credits (144 ECTS) including the mandatory thesis that is worth 8 CEU (16 ECTS) credits. 

Length of Study                                                                                                                         

The length of study for the Hungarian Postgraduate Specialization Program (60 ECTS) is 22 months.

Final Examination

Students are required to take a final oral examination at the end of their studies.

Scheduled dates for the 2nd year MPA Final Examinations are:

to be confirmed

The exam consists of two parts:

  • Oral defense of the thesis
  • Questions on the general field of study

Note: Further details about these exams will be shared in due course.


Advanced Certificate in Religious Studies

SPP collaborates with the Center for Religious Studies to off er the option for MPA students to obtain an Advanced Certificate in Religious Studies. More information about the certificate program and its requirements can be found here. MPA students who are interested in arning this advanced certificate should consult with the MPA Program Director.

Advanced Certificate in Political Thought

SPP collaborates with the Center for Historical Studies to offer the option for MPA students to obtain an Advanced Certificate in Political Thought. More information about the certificate program and its requirements can be found here. MPA students who are interested in arning this advanced certificate should consult with the MPA Program Director.

Mandatory Courses

The mandatory courses establish the conceptual, methodological, and skills base of the MPA. Delivery is focused on the Fall and Winter terms of the first year of the program. Skills For Impact modules are delivered in the Spring of the first and second years, with the exception of the single mandatory SFI course, Managing Cultural Diversity, that is offered during Zero Week.