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M.Sc POLITICAL-SCIENCE – Leadpreneur

political science masters program

Course Overview

The MSc Political Science will allow you to apply theories, methods, techniques and concepts to a range of substantive problems, as well as developing analytical skills in key areas of political science research.

You will also have the opportunity to focus your studies on either political analytics or media and democracy. Focusing on data analytics will allow you to expand your analytical abilities through game theory and will give you the opportunity to work with different types of data relevant for quantitative political research and use different types of statistical research methods to answer research questions and test theoretical hypotheses.

Course Objectives

  • In this course, students learn about the most important aspects of thegovernance of international security at the beginning of the 21stcentury.
  • They will acquire knowledge of how security governancefunctions at the international level nowadays, how various levelsinteract and complement one another, and how this affects traditionalnotions of security and its governance.
  • Particular attention will begiven to international institutions in various contexts, includingmilitary interventions and international police cooperation.
  • At the endof the course, students will have an overview of how internationalauthorities and its agents address security challenges nowadays.

Admission Requirements

Any applicant who meets the minimum entry requirements for admission into the University may be granted admission, the requirements are :

  • An A’ Level Certificate (a Degree, HND or PGD) with 2:2, Lower credit, or Pass respectively and above.
  • Transcript of the A’Level result.
  • Copy of International Passport data page.
  • A copy of CV.

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  • You study online and can come to school every semester for exams.

FEE STRUCTURE

Tuition per Session

Tuition Fee = 480,000

Application = 10,ooo

Acceptance = 20,000

Course kit =20,000

Administrative Charges = 60,000

Project supervision = 20,000

Convocation = 40,000

Total = ₦650,000

CURRICULUM

Section 1: Strategic planning and coordination of preventive security devices
Strategic Goals
30M Lecture
American diplomacy and foreign assistance in the 21st century are based on three fundamental beliefs: our freedom is best protected by ensuring that others are free; our security relies on a global effort to secure the rights of all; and our prosperity depends on the prosperity of others. It is increasingly clear that, as stated in the National Security Strategy of 2006, “The fundamental character of regimes matters as much as the distribution of power among them.” It is for these reasons that Secretary of State Rice’s vision of “transformational diplomacy” requires that American diplomacy and foreign assistance function in an integrated fashion to advance our security interests, our development efforts, and our democratic ideals.

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Section : 2 Strategic management of human resources
The assumption that SHRM is a strategically driven management process points to its international potentialities. The employment relationship is shaped by national systems of employment legislation and the cultural contexts in which it operates. Thus, as the world of business is becoming more globalized, variations in national regulatory systems, labour markets and institutional and cultural contexts are likely to constrain or shape any tendency towards ‘convergence’ or a ‘universal’ model of best HRM practice (Belanger et al., 1999; Clark & Pugh, 2000; Kidd et al., 2001). This section addresses aspects of the international scene to help us place the discourse on
the SHRM model into a wider global context. In doing so, we make a distinction between international HRM and comparative HRM. The subject matter of the former revolves around the issues and problems associated with the globalization of capitalism. Comparative HRM, on the other hand, focuses on providing insights into the nature of, and reasons for, differences in HR practices across national boundaries.

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A number of limitations to current research on SHRM and HR strategy have been identified: the focus on strategic decision-making, the absence of internal strategies and the conceptualization of managerial control.
Existing conceptualizations of SHRM are predicated upon the traditional rational perspective to managerial decision-making – definable acts of linear planning, choice and action – but critical organizational theorists have challenged these assumptions, arguing that strategic decisions are not necessarily based on the output of rational
calculation. The assumption that a firm’s business-level strategy and HR system have a logical, linear relationship is questionable given the evidence that strategy formulation is informal, politically charged and subject to complex contingency factors (Bamberger & Meshoulam, 2000; Monks & McMackin, 2001; Whittington, 1993). As
such, the notion of consciously aligning business strategy and HR strategy applies only to the ‘classical’ approach to strategy (Legge, 1995). Those who question the classical approach to strategic management argue that the image of the manager as a reflective planner and strategist is a myth. Managerial behaviour is more likely to be uncoordinated, frenetic, ad hoc and fragmented (for example Hales, 1986).

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30M Lecture
Section :3 Public policies and decision making

Internationalization does not only affect policy sectors that are generally associated with externalities, e.g. environmental policy, but also policy fields with no immediate international connection, e.g. social policy (cf. Jahn 2006). Yet, internationalization is a highly complex phenomenon with varying effects on different policy sectors and states. To disentangle the mechanisms behind internationalization, we rely on the concepts introduced by Holzinger and Knill (2005), who distinguish between

(1) imposition,

(2) international harmonization,

(3) regulatory competition, and

(4) transnational communication.

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While we scrutinized rather generally the different stages of policy-making in the first section, we now refine our analytical focus and examine how certain structures in different countries can impact policy decisions. In doing so, we concentrate on institutions, cognitive and normative determinants, and national policy styles.

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What are the main characteristics of policy-making? Basically, three features can be identified. First, policy-making occurs in presence of multiple constraints, e.g. shortage of time and resources, public opinion, and of course the constitution. Secondly, policy-making involves the existence of various policy processes. Governments are not unitary actors but consist of different departments that overlap and compete with each other. Thirdly, these policy processes form an infinite cycle of decisions and policies. Current policy decisions are not independent of decisions taken before, and policies under discussion today may have ‘knock-on effects’ leading to further policies tomorrow (Newton and van Deth 2010: 266).

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