Academic Programs

Master of School Management

Rationale

Changes in school administration over recent decades are part of a larger trend in the management of public service organizations that can be characterized as the decline of older public administrative models and the rise of a New Public Management (NPM) model. The ideas and research findings behind the NPM model in public services – flatter management structures, market like mechanisms, decentralization, customer orientation and evidence-based improvement of services – have significantly changed the approach to organizational management. The effectiveness of these changes is still debated in education research and policy circles, but it is clear that these ideas, and the debate surrounding them, have changed the terms of management.

Program Objectives

  • Visioning for school improvement
  • Creating positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans
  • Managing the organization
  • Collaborating with families and community, and responding to diverse interests and needs
  • Acting equitably and with integrity
  • Interacting and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context

Foundation Courses

  • Management of Organizations
  • Management Application of ICT
  • Statistical and Economic Analysis in Management Decision
  • Communication for Managers
  • Financial Accounting Analysis
  • Marketing Management
  • Entrepreneurship in Education
  • Building Sustained Competitive Advantages

Core Courses

  • Educational Leadership
  • Teaching Methodologies
  • Curriculum Management
  • Educational Psychology
  • Staff Development
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Standards and Quality Assurance in Schools
  • Research Methodologies

Applied Courses

  • Strategic Management in Montessori School
  • School Resource Management
  • School Effectiveness and Improvement
  • Behavior Management in School

Projects

  • Final Project

Career Opportunities

Effective managers are needed at all levels of education - from first line administrators to top executives - to plan and direct the work of the organization, set policy, establish channels of communication, and evaluate the work that is done. The MSM program is a transformational experience. You will develop deep knowledge and skills in the key areas of the education sector, and the self-awareness and sense of perspective to make smart choices about your future. This program is geared to help you gain the knowledge and understanding needed to advance your leadership career in the education sector.

Admission Criteria

A prospective applicant to a 16 Years equivalent Masters program must have:

  1. 14 Years qualification with 50% marks in case of annual system in the degree awarding institution.
  2. 14 Years qualification with 2.0/4.0 CGPA in case of semester system in the degree awarding institution.
  3. In case of an equivalent foreign qualification, an equivalent certificate from Higher Education Commission is mandatory.
  4. In case the foreign degree/transcript is in any language other than English or Urdu, an officially translated copy of the degree/transcript is mandatory.
  5. An officially translated copy is the one verified by the degree awarding institution, respective foreign ministry or an authorized public notary.

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