Program Comparison Highlights
Institutional Structure: ÉNAP is a branch of the Université du Québec, the latter which is comprised of ten institutions across the province. ÉNAP is based in Quebec City, but also has campuses in Montreal, Gatineau, Trois-Rivieres and Saguenay. Across its campuses, it offers several varieties of each of its programs (the MAP, with specific varieties for each of managers and analysts/professionals; an MSc requiring research, and several diploma and short-study programs). (http://www.enap.ca/enap/12324/Accueil_2e_et_3e_cycles.enap, accessed 31 March 2015).
Curriculum Design: The School offers nine varieties of its MAP program, divided into two camps: MAPs for managers, and MAPs for analysts/professionals. Both carry the same credit requirements (45 credits over 2 years). Concentrations available within the former include “management of health services and social services,” “public management,” “international management,” and “municipal management.” The latter includes “international administration,” “administration and development of organizations,” “program evaluation,” “human resource management,” and “urban management analysis.” MAPs for managers focus on structures and decision-making processes, while those masters programs for analysts/professionals focus on policy evaluation, as well as implementation in particular domains. Our PEACO calculations below suggest that typical students taking the MAP in public management take about 31% of their course work in policy-oriented subjects and 69% in management-oriented subjects. Typical students take about 4% of their course work in subjects with high math-economics content. This places the ENAP MAP in public management in the “medium course requirement, management-oriented, lower math-economics content” curricular type, along with such programs as the York Glendon MPIAA and the Oregon MPA (see MPP/MPA Curricular Types). The competency gap analysis below suggests that a ENAP MAP in public management student taking the required courses and a random selection of listed electives would, on average, graduate with a very high number (179) of course-weeks in core subjects, but that the distribution among the core subjects is highly weighted to certain subjects, particularly Human Resource Management and Leadership Skills. This leads to approximately 54 course-weeks of shortfall in the core-competency subject matter identified in MPP/MPA Core Competencies, including shortfalls of 12 course-weeks in Quantitative Methods and 6 course-weeks in Macroeconomic Policy.
Note that as of 31 March, 2015, the ÉNAP website listed all of the MAP programs for managers (including the public administration MAP analyzed below) as “under revision” [TRANSLATION].
Professional Program Features: The ÉNAP is a purpose-built institution to serve the professional mission of public management training. As stated on its website “ENAP is one of the largest public administration universities in the world. Since its creation in 1969, it has positioned itself as a leader in the renewal of a modern and effective public administration in Quebec and abroad. It has set the standard in this field, in both academic and practitioner communities. … Its mission is to contribute to the development of public administration as a field of both knowledge and practice.” (At http://www.enap.ca/enap/en/, accessed 10 May 2015). The research page of it website (http://recherche.enap.ca/fr/accueil.aspx) lists 6 research centres: L’Observatoire de l’administration publique; Centre de recherche et d’expertise en évaluation (CREXE); Centre de recherche sur la gouvernance (CERGO); Chaire La Capitale en leadership dans le secteur public; Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les relations internationales du Canada et Québec (CIRRICQ); Laboratoire d’étude sur les politiques publiques et la mondialisation (LEPPM).
University: École nationale de l’admininstration publique (ENAP)
Location: Quebec City, Montréal, Gatineau, Saguenay and Trois-Rivières, Quebec (Canada)
Degree: MAP (Maitrise en Administration Publique) [English: MPA, Masters in Public Administration]
Degrees Awarded per Year: TBD
Academic Unit within University: ÉNAP is a branch of the Université du Québec.
Posted Tuition: $3,336.30 for Quebec students, $6,016.05 for non-Quebec Canadian students and $17,352.00 for International students [amounts are tuition only at Autumn 2013 rates, not including other fees. Full information available at http://www.enap.ca/ENAP/421/Droits_de_scolarite_et_autres_frais.enap].
Language of Instruction: French
Concentration/Curriculum Overview: The MPA program is a multi-disciplinary public administration program aimed at equipping students with the tools required to respond to public administration challenges and to effectively manage public resources. The multi-discipline graduate programs have been designed to respond to the needs of the constantly evolving labor market, to the overall needs of today’s public administrators and to the particularities of international public administration, health and social services management, municipal management, etc. ENAP offers several variations of the MPA degree, as well as other public administration programmes. The school separates its Master’s-level academic offerings “for managers” and “for analysts.” MPA degrees for managers include MPA degrees in public management, international management, municipal management and health & social services management. MPA degrees for analysts include concentrations in international administration, organizational analysis & management, program evaluation, human-resource management, and urban management analysis. (N.B.: The school also appears to have previously offered an additional variation of the MPA degree for analysts with a concentration in government communications). The degrees for analysts in each of these fields must be taken with a stage (internship) or an integration seminar. The school also awards MSc degrees in the first four concentrations (in these cases, the stage/integration seminar requirement is replaced by a thesis requirement). Additionally, the school offers an MPA degree designed specifically for those working in or seeking to work within the federal public sector. It is also notable that the school offers “short” versions of each of the aforementioned degrees. Though these short versions do not lead to Master’s certifications, high standing in these courses can contribute towards the requirements of the full MPA degree should a student wish to subsequently pursue such a program. For more information, see http://www.enap.ca/enap/257/Liste-des-programmes.enap.
Summary: Students in the MAP program in public management must complete 9 required credits, comprised of three classes (Management Competencies and Career Development, Management of Public Organizations, Principles and Issues of Public Administration). While the completion of these courses is mandatory, individual courses may be switched with suitable alternatives should a student possess prior experience in that field (e.g. the Principles and Issues of Public Administration course is waived for students with a BA in Political Science and replaced with an alternative; the Management of Public Organizations courses is waived for those students with a BA in public management, etc.) Students must then take 24 optional credits from amongst three organizational modules (Two courses from “The Public Administration Environment” labelled in the courses below as “(A)”, Three courses from “Management of Public Organizations” labelled in the courses below as “(B)”, and three courses from “Human & Social Dimensions of Public Administration” labelled in the courses below as “(C)”).
A 12-credit intervention project (or 6-credit seminar on public administration plus two additional approved courses) is required of all students in the MAP program.
Duration: 2 years (four semesters of full-time study).
Number of One-Semester-Equivalent Courses Required for Completion: 15
Number of Required Courses: See Summary above.
Number of Electives Typically Taken: See Summary above.
Number of Courses Offered within Program: 53
Comprehensive Examination: No
Thesis Required: No, but applied project required.
Internship Required: No, but ENP7174 Stage d’immersion is available.
International Study Required: No
Co-curricular Activities Supportive to Degree
Professional Development and Career Support: Not referenced on the ENAP website.
Student-run Journal: Not referenced on the ENAP website.
Applied Projects: Yes, in ENP7198 projet d’intervention.
Pro Bono Consulting: Not referenced on the ENAP website.
Courses Offered: The full list of 2013-2014 MPA courses is available at http://www.enap.ca/enap/2903/Liste_des_cours_par_ordre_alphabetique.enap. The courses offered by the school in conjunction with the MPA degree in public management have been assigned to Atlas subjects in the map below. Required courses are indicated by (R). Optional courses must be comprised of at least two courses from “The Public Administration Environment” (options labelled in the courses below as “(A)”), at least three courses from “Management of Public Organizations” (options labelled in the courses below as “(B)”), and at least three courses from “Human & Social Dimensions of Public Administration” (options labelled in the courses below as “(C)”).
Instructional Distribution (PEACO Profile): The table below indicates the distribution of instruction offered, based on the course assignments to subjects in the Course Map below, weighted by estimated enrolment determined by the PEACO Algorithm.
|Curricular Type Parameters|
|Number of Courses Required for Graduation||15.0|
|Math-Economics Subjects (EA, QM, Macro, Fin Markets)||3.8%|
|Enrolment-Adjusted Course Distribution|
|Analysis and Skill Subjects||52.1%|
|– Policy and Management Analysis||22.3%|
|– Economic Analysis||3.8%|
|– Quantitative and Analytic Methods||7.3%|
|– Leadership and Communication Skills||18.7%|
|Institutions and Context Subjects||15.2%|
|– Democratic Institutions and Policy Process||7.0%|
|– Ethics, Rights and Accountability||0.3%|
|– Socioeconomic, Political, and Global Contexts||7.9%|
|Management Function Subjects||32.4%|
|– Public Financial Management||0.9%|
|– Evaluation and Performance Measurement||0.3%|
|– Other Management Functions||31.1%|
|Policy Sector Subjects||0.3%|
|– Macroeconomic Policy||0.0%|
|– International Development||0.0%|
|– Other Policy Sectors||0.3%|
|Competency Gap Analysis (in Course-Weeks of Instruction)|
|Course-Weeks in Core Subjects taken by Typical Student||179|
|Surplus or Shortfall Relative to Core Competency Requirement|
|– Policy and Management Analysis (CCR = 18 course-weeks)||22|
|– Economic Analysis (CCR = 12)||-5|
|– Quantitative Methods (CCR = 12)||-12|
|– Analytic Methods (CCR = 6)||7|
|– Leadership Skills (CCR = 9)||13|
|– Communication Skills (CCR = 3 courses)||9|
|– Democratic Institutions and Policy Process (CCR = 18)||-5|
|– Ethics, Rights and Accountability (CCR = 6 courses)||-5|
|– Socioeconomic and Political Context (CCR = 6)||-5|
|– Global Context (CCR = 3)||11|
|– Public Financial Management (CCR = 6)||-4|
|– Evaluation and Performance Measurement (CCR = 6)||-5|
|– Human Resource Management (CCR = 3)||51|
|– Information and Technology Management (CCR = 3)||-1|
|– Macroeconomic Policy (CCR = 6)||-6|
|– Environment and Sustainability (CCR = 3)||-3|
|Subject-Matter Shortfall for Typical Student (Sum of Shortfalls)||-54|
|Total Courses Listed||53|
|Courses Designated as Required (inc. Specialization Reqs)||13.5|
|Archetypal Public Affairs Subjects (P&MA, EA, QM, DI&PP)||33.1%|
|Archetypal International Affairs Subjects (I&GC, ID, DS&FR)||7.5%|
Source: http://www.enap.ca/enap/257/Programmes.enap, http://www.enap.ca/ENAP/2215/MAP_gestionnaires_Management_public.enap (accessed 23 December 2013).
Page Created By: Dave Marshall on 23 December 2013 and updated by Ian Clark on 1 October 2014 and by Dave Marshall on 3 April 2015. Last modified by Ian Clark on 14 December 2015. Updating and editing may consist of substantive and/or formatting changes. Unless otherwise noted, however, information regarding a program’s structure, curricular offerings and PEACO score is based on the program as it was on the date of page creation. The content presented on this page, except for the assignments of courses to Atlas subjects, the Instructional Distribution analysis, and the Commentary is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above. Content appears originally in French; errors in translation are attributable solely to the authors.
Image: Screenshot of school website on 14 December 2015.
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