Year 1 Subjects
Year 2 Subjects
Year 3 Subjects
Year 4 Subjects
Elective Subjects

Year 1 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
--- 
Complete 2 subjects from elective group A  

4
60 hrs
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COMP1106 
Information Technology Fundamentals  

This is an introductory course on computers and their role in the modern world, preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow's workplace by equipping them with knowledge to engage in fast-moving information technology. It is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of why computers are essential components in the business world and society. Topics include basic concepts of software and hardware, theory behind the computer operations, and some simple applications.
2
30 hrs
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COMP1107 
Advanced Computer Applications  

This course prepares students for the challenges of tomorrow’s workplace by equipping them with practical knowledge and skills to engage in fast-moving information technology. Extensive hands-on exercises are provided using business applications and operating systems to reinforce the concepts. Software may include the advanced topics on spreadsheets, word processing, presentation and the web browser.
2
30 hrs
COMP1106
ECON1104 
Principles of Economics  

This course mainly introduces the fundamental concepts of economics and emphasizes particularly on the macroeconomics. Topics include: the model of supply and demand, production and economic growth, saving, investment, and financial system, the concepts, causes, and treatments of unemployment, the concepts, causes, and treatments of inflation, trade, exchange rate, and macroeconomic theories in open economy, short-run economic fluctuations as well as financial and monetary policies.
3
45 hrs
---
ENGL1109 
English I  

These two subjects form a yearlong course for first-year students. It aims to develop students’ English proficiency at the elementary level of the 9-Level International Scale.
3
45 hrs
---
ENGL1110 
English II  

These two subjects form a yearlong course for first-year students. It aims to develop students’ English proficiency at the elementary level of the 9-Level International Scale.
3
45 hrs
ENGL1109
LLAW1102 
Introduction to Law  

This course surveys the basic concepts and principles of law. Topics include: the concept of law and its relationship with ethics, the origin and development of law, legal systems and their features, the concepts, characteristics and genres of the subjects and objects of legal relations, rights and duties, the interpretation and application of law, legal departments, law and society, the implementation and supervision of law, legal time limitation, etc. All of which enable students to gain comprehensive understanding about existing laws and legal order.
3
45 hrs
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PADM1101 
Introduction to Public Administration  

This course introduces the developing process, nature and scope of public administration as a professional discipline. It covers fundamental theories and topics of public administration, including the roles and functions of government, publicness and public interest, organization theory, administrative leadership and decision-making, public policy, human resources management of public sectors, public finance, and new public management, etc.
3
45 hrs
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PADM1103 
Introduction to Political Science  

This course elaborates the origin, development and changes of political phenomena, and provides systematic introduction to theories and systems of political science. The topics include the meaning of politics, the nature, basic functions, contents and forms of states, the principle and structure of state organization, party system, democracy, etc. After studying this course, students will understand the origin and changes of politics, the basic framework and main schools of political science, different political topics and issues, as well as the basic institutions and process of modern politics. In this course students will be encouraged to analyze issues through political perspectives.
3
45 hrs
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PEDU1108 
Physical Education  

The subject enables students to understand the concepts of physical fitness and learn how to promote health and fitness. Discussion topics on basic knowledge of physical education may include wellness, human energy systems, safety. This subject introduces students to theories and practice of selected sport events.
2
30 hrs
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PORT1100 
College Portuguese I  

This course is intended to train students in Portuguese reading comprehension and literary appreciation, and acquaint them with basic knowledge and techniques of Portuguese practical writing. Through the development of techniques of reading, analyzing and appreciating Portuguese works, students are expected to cultivate aesthetic taste, cultural awareness and humanistic values, as well as the ability to collect material, shape ideas, and think logically in the process of reading and writing.
2
30 hrs
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SOCI1105 
Introduction to Sociology  

This course introduces the basic principles, perspectives and concepts in sociology, which could be taken as tools for analysis of social phenomena in local and global contexts. The content of the course materials involve the rise of capitalism after the industrial revolutions in Europe, modernization, rationalization, globalization, social structure, institutions, social interactions, social problems in contemporary societies.
3
45 hrs
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MAND1111 
Mandarin I *  

This course aims to equip students with basic knowledge of the language so that they can demonstrate general competence in oral and written communication in their daily and professional life. In addition to a minimum capacity to speak, understand, read, and write short statements using simple vocabulary, students will be trained to comprehend and write short articles in common use.
3
45 hrs
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MAND1112 
Mandarin II *  

This course aims to consolidate and strengthen students’ language proficiency acquired in previous phases of training. In addition to improving their basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, this course brings in new contents and information to help students cover a broader use of the language.
3
45 hrs
MAND1111
PORT1111 
Portuguese I *  

This course aims to equip students with basic knowledge of the language so that they can demonstrate general competence in oral and written communication in their daily and professional life. In addition to a minimum capacity to speak, understand, read, and write short statements using simple vocabulary, students will be trained to comprehend and write short articles in common use.
3
45 hrs
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PORT1112 
Portuguese II *  

This course aims to consolidate and strengthen students’ language proficiency acquired in previous phases of training. In addition to improving their basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, this course brings in new contents and information to help students cover a broader use of the language.
3
45 hrs
PORT1111
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Year 2 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
ENGL2132 
English III  

These two subjects form a yearlong course for second-year students. It aims to develop students’ English proficiency at the lower-intermediate level of the 9-Level International Scale.
3
45 hrs
ENGL1110
ENGL2133 
English IV  

These two subjects form a yearlong course for second-year students. It aims to develop students’ English proficiency at the lower-intermediate level of the 9-Level International Scale.
3
45 hrs
ENGL2132
HHRM2127 
Human Resources Management  

This course provides the general concepts and theories of human resources management, such as the basic skills to manage, train and develop employees in an organization, selection, recruitment of employees, remuneration management, employee health and benefits, performance evaluation, staff appraisal and discipline, etc. Further review will be carried out by means of case studies.
3
45 hrs
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LLAW2121 
Constitution and Basic Law  

This course introduces the basic principles of the Constitution and the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region. Topics include: concepts and features of the Constitution and its relationship with other branches of law, concepts and historical background of the Basic Law of the Macao SAR as well as its relationship with the Constitution of the PRC and other branches of law, general theories of political system, features of Macao’s political system, the relations of the central government and the Macao SAR, as well as rights and freedom of Macao residents.
3
45 hrs
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LLAW2128 
Administrative Law  

This course surveys the fundamental principles of administrative law in line with introduction to administrative law of the Macao SAR. It covers concepts, principles, characteristics and development of Administrative Law, the subjects of administrative law as well as the relationship between government and citizens, the rights and duties of administrative subjects; Moreover, it gives a brief account of MSAR’s Code of Administrative Procedures, administrative regulations, administrative acts, administrative contracts.
3
45 hrs
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MATH2131 
Statistics  

This course introduces statistic analysis methods commonly adopted in public administration. Topics include: probabilities, distribution, descriptive statistics (such as data collection, graphics, and summary measurement), derived statistics (such as sampling distribution, parameter estimation, hypothesis verification, correlation test, and regression), and the application of computer software to solve the statistic models.
3
45 hrs
---
PADM2122 
Government and Public Administration of Macao  

This course observes the government and public administration of the Macao Special Administrative Region, including the nature and definition of Macao SAR government, the historical change of Macao government, the structure of public sectors, the organization and operation of government and public administration, the relationship between executive, legislative and judicial branches, political and administrative reform, as well as upcoming opportunities and challenges.
3
45 hrs
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PADM2123 
Political Thoughts  

This course broadly introduces the developing process and historical trend of political thoughts. It emphasizes the major elements, influences, and characteristics of political thoughts in different historical periods. Equal weight will be given to an overview of liberalism, conservatism, democratism, socialism as well as representative figures of different political thoughts, such as those raised by Plato, Aristotle, Augustan, Locke, and Montesquieu.
3
45 hrs
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PADM2124 
Public Policy Analysis  

This course focuses on the basic theories, processes and methods for public policies. It examines the basic knowledge (concepts, characteristics, functions, subjects, objects, and environment) of public policy, the conceptual model for public policy analysis, the formation of policy problems, the stipulation of policy, the execution of policy, the evaluation of policy, the expiration of policy, etc. It covers not only theoretical discussions on public policy and its regular pattern, but descriptions of the public policy and detailed procedures.
3
45 hrs
---
PADM2125 
Public Finance  

This course mainly studies the tax and the expenditure policies of government through analytical framework of economics. Topics include: market failure, welfare economics, externality, public goods, analysis of important public expenditure (such as education and health), expenditure of poverty alleviation and income re-allocation, social security and unemployment insurance, taxation and efficiency, taxation and income re-allocation, as well as the evaluation of Macao’s revenue system.
3
45 hrs
---
PADM2126 
Organization Theory  

This course gives an account of the evolution of organization theory, the foundation of group behaviour, categories, phenomena and transformation of organization, the practice of organizational encouragement, organizational environment, organizational culture, organizational development, reform and performance, organizational strategy and leadership, organizational communication and motivation; Furthermore, it introduces the trends of online organization management and globalized organization management, organizational design and strategy employed in the changing global environment, organizational conflict, power and political management, organizational decision-making and learning, informational management, organizational innovation and internal creativity, etc.
3
45 hrs
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PADM2129 
Ethics and Discipline in Public Service  

This course introduces the principles and applications of public ethics and disciplines, as well as the decision-making models. It analyzes actual situations through case studies, enabling students to master various skills of ethics decision-making. Emphasis is laid on corruption in modern society as well as corresponding strategies, prevention and punishment mechanisms.
3
45 hrs
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PADM2130 
Official Document Writing  

This course introduces the concepts, genres, and rules of official communication and the status of official documents in practical writing. Students will be acquainted with skills and tactics of writing official documents, including proposals, reports, internal communiqués, official letters, study reports and suggestion forms, etc. Through introduction to different genres of official documents along with practical analysis, students will gradually learn how to write different kinds of public administrative documents and recognize their appropriate use.
3
45 hrs
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Year 3 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
--- 
Complete 2 subjects from elective group B  

6
90 hrs
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ENGL3142 
English V  

These two subjects form a yearlong course for third-year students. It aims to develop students’ English proficiency at the intermediate level of the 9-Level International Scale.
3
45 hrs
ENGL2133
ENGL3143 
English VI  

These two subjects form a yearlong course for third-year students. It aims to develop students’ English proficiency at the intermediate level of the 9-Level International Scale.
3
45 hrs
ENGL3142
LLAW3137 
Civil Service Law  

This course acquaints students with the nature and scope of the various laws, regulations and statutes governing the civil service of the Macao Special Administrative Region. Emphasis will be placed on the rights and obligations of civil servants, accession to and promotion in public careers, evaluative and disciplinary processes, retirement and provident funds, etc.
3
45 hrs
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PADM3134 
Government and Public Administration of China  

This course systematically introduces the government and public administration of China as well as the sovereign body of the Chinese government. It examines China’s public administration in both the central and local levels, relationship between government and parties, the PRC Constitution, the history, structure and basic principles of the Chinese government, as well as the modernization of China’s public administration (especially in terms of its system, operation and public service).
3
45 hrs
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PADM3135 
E-Government  

With the popularity of computers and the internet, the government has launched public services through the internet. This course introduces the history, current status and future development of electronic administration. The main contents include: basic internet infrastructure, IT equipment system, e-economy and e-administration, reorganization of public sectors, applicable law and norms, security and electronic authentication. The impacts of electronic administration on the development of public services and democracy will also be analyzed.
3
45 hrs
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PADM3136 
Urban Management  

This course explores the theories and practices of modern city planning, housing policy, transport policy, public facilities and sustainable management of urban areas. It examines the planning and layout of various aspects, including water provision, energy production, telecommunications, water treatment, public lighting and greenery, urban ecology and environmental protection, cultural facilities, reconstruction of old districts, and conversation of natural resources, etc.
3
45 hrs
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PADM3138 
Accounting and Budget Management  

This course mainly introduces the concepts and basic principles of public accounting and traditional government budgeting. Topics include: budget period, the annual budget of MSAR, the economic classification of receipts and expenditure, the organizational and functional classification of expenditure, the evolution and reformation of the framework of budget management, the constitution, deliberation, and execution of the budgeting, the budgeting and execution of corporation, as well as the accounting, auditing , and performance of government.
3
45 hrs
---
PADM3140 
Government and Business  

This course provides an overview of the complicated relationship between public and private sectors, with emphasis laid on the interaction between the government and market as well as relationship between political and economic order. It covers a variety of theories, concepts and theories, including Marx’s criticism of capitalism, the impact of economic globalization on state sovereignty, the causes and implications of the Asian financial crisis, elements of national competitiveness, business ethics, consumers’ rights, impacts of capitalists on government’s decision-making, etc.
3
45 hrs
---
PADM3141 
Internship  

The course aims to enable students to integrate their classroom knowledge with practical training through a fixed period of on-the-job assignment in various organs of Macao’s public service. The internship provides students great opportunity to observe and understand the operation mode, organization system and culture of public sectors, the professional ethics and disciplines of public servants, as well as general skills in public services. During the internship, students are required to regularly report to their instructors and submit a report on their experience.
4
144 hrs
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SOCI3139 
Research Methods in Social Science  

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, significance, processes and approaches of social science.. It acquaints students with the procedures and methods preparing research questions, framework analysis, operationalization, sampling (probability and non-probability), data collection and analysis, measurement (survey and process), etc. The course also explains the logic and utility of different research methods and data analysis techniques in both quantitative and qualitative research. Students will also learn how to interpret and analyze different types of research reports, how to write research proposals and reports as well as necessary skills.
3
45 hrs
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Year 4 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
--- 
Complete 4 subjects from elective group C  

12
180 hrs
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PADM4150 
Comparative Public Administration  

This course introduces and compares the development, advantages and difficulties of public administrative systems in Asia, Europe and America. It gives an account of differences and similarities of various major public administrative systems, the definition of core competence of senior public servants in Asia, Europe and America, as well as the characteristics of their recruitment, training and promotion systems. It also examines the principles and practice of democratic administration and new mode of public management, features and nature of governance of social networks, comparison of public administrative reforms in different countries, politics and administration, civil society and governance, impacts of different political cultures on public administrative reforms.
3
45 hrs
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PADM4151 
Public Relations  

This course introduces the definition, core elements and development process of public relations as a discipline. It also surveys its operation mode, approaches and activities. Other topics include: discussion on roles, tasks and principles of public relations staff as well as analysis on the uniqueness and essential skills of public relations in public sectors.
3
45 hrs
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PADM4152 
Selected Topics in Public Administration  

This course is designated to conduct thematic discussions on areas that require special attention, with emphasis on the latest development and hot topics in the discipline of public administration. Topics include new public management and privatization, crisis management, globalization and public administration, public finance and public interest, democracy and public administrative, public administration and social justice, etc.
3
45 hrs
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PADM4153 
International Organizations and International Relations  

This course surveys the nature and characteristics of the contemporary international society as well as the basic principles and problems of international relations, with special emphasis placed on situations in the Asia-Pacific region. It also introduces the charters, structure and functions of such international organizations as the United Nations, the WTO, and the ASEAN. The relations between Macao SAR and other countries - especially the Portuguese countries - will also be discussed in this course.
3
45 hrs
---
PADM4154 
Graduation Research Project I  

Under supervision, students should carry out their own research projects. Students will learn the application of research methods, writing of literature reviews, developing a working bibliography, exploration of research resources / library skills, formulation of research problems, setting of hypotheses and variables, conventions/skills of academic writing / quoting / footnote skills, techniques of drafting a research proposal, writing a summary of preliminary findings/observations, how to formulate an innovative argument, etc.
3
45 hrs
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PADM4155 
Graduation Research Project II  

As a continuation of Graduation Research Project I, students will learn how to organize ideas, refine the structural framework of the thesis, formulate the constructs and their operationalization, carry out the survey/research, data collection (in-depth interviews, survey, etc.), data analysis, write chapters on findings, apply suitable theories/concepts/models, , make inductions/deductions, match the facts with theories, ensure cohesive flow of thesis, put forward a sharp argument, how to avoid plagiarism, make a good conclusion and bibliography, etc.
3
45 hrs
PADM4154
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Elective Subjects - Group A
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
HIST1116
Chinese History and Culture

This course introduces the tortuous developing process of China from ancient to modern times, as well as the main characteristics of different historical periods - including important events and figures in the Chinese history. The origins and changes of Chinese culture as well as its achievements in different historical period will be under particular scrutiny. In addition, the course analyzes doctrines ranging from Confucian and Daoism to the major contemporary thoughts and theories.
2
30 hrs
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HIST1117
Portuguese History and Culture

This course introduces the development of Portuguese history and its main characteristics and influence in different historical periods. Apart from looking into Portugal’s political development over the years, this course scrutinizes the nation’s economic development, social life, cultural and artistic evolution, as well as the entire image and cultural features of the Portuguese.
2
30 hrs
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LLAW1118
Introduction to Civil Law

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and theories of Macao’s Civil Law. Topics include general principles of Civil Law, concepts and characteristics of subjects and objects of Civil Law; general concepts, characteristics and classifications of obligation, the concepts and characteristics of contracts, voluntary service, unjust benefit and tort; the concepts, categories and basic characteristics of Real Right Law; the basic principles of Family Law and Law of Succession.
2
30 hrs
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MUS1119
Music and Film Appreciation

This course introduces theories related to appreciation of Chinese and Western music and films. It seeks to develop and enhance students’ aesthetic appreciation of music through training their musical perception, comprehension, creativity and expressive abilities. Through examining outstanding films from home and abroad students will gradually experience the charm of such art. Apart from enriching students’ sensitivity in acoustic and visual beauty, the course facilitates students to develop cultural values on music and films through appreciation while cultivating good moral characters in the midst of entertainment.
2
30 hrs
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PHIL1113
Philosophy

This course gives a brief account of the nature of philosophical thinking, different forms and approaches of philosophical activity, and basic concepts of philosophy – such as conception of being, substance, rationalism, the notion of ‘good and evil’, etc. Related fields such as metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics will also be examined. Moreover, the course seeks to foster the development of students’ wisdom. In particular, it guides and inspires students to adopt ‘philosophical attitude’ as well as logical independent thinking in finding and solving problems.
2
30 hrs
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PHIL1115
Critical Thinking

This course concentrates on the basic principles, requirement, skills and training methods of rational and correct thinking. The emphasis will be laid on the basics, opinions, methods and skills of critical thinking, correct reasoning and rational argument, the importance and necessity of critical thinking, the rules of effective argument, rational ‘deductive’ and ‘inductive’ reasoning, etc. Main topics include: critical thinking basics, problem identification, relativism, subjectivism, comparison and assessment of judgment, fallacies and other rhetorical devices, as well as the anatomy and varieties of arguments, etc.
2
30 hrs
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PSYC1114
Introduction to Psychology

This introductory course provides students with the basic understanding of modern psychology. It covers the key concepts and approaches relating to the study of human behaviour. Topics include: biological basis of behaviour, developmental process, perception, learning, intelligence, emotions, etc.
2
30 hrs
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SOCI1120
Science, Technology and Modern Society

This course introduces basic knowledge, fundamental concepts, current development and trends of modern science and technology – a field which has changed the mode of production, living, and thoughts of human beings. It examines the close relationship and mutual influence between sci-tech development and today’s social economy, cultural education and social life, highlighting investigation on social development from the angle of science and technology.
2
30 hrs
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Elective Subjects - Group B
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
LLAW3149
Administrative Litigation Law

This course introduces the fundamental principle of administrative litigation law and the administrative litigation law in Macao SAR. Topics include: administrative judicial appeal, the litigation in election, the procedural methods related to administrative infraction, the preventive and conservatory measures, analysis of the current Macao law related to administrative litigation.
3
45 hrs
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PADM3144
Contemporary Public Management

This course introduces the contemporary theories, models and instruments of organizational management, with special reference to the public sector, but also comparing it with the private sector as two models. Related topics such as the roles and required skills of contemporary public manager, the modernization of government plans and administration, and the marketization of public services, etc.
3
45 hrs
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PADM3145
Quality Management

This course introduces both theoretical and practical aspects of the development and application methods of quality management. Major topics include: comprehensive quality management, the international standard of ISO international quality management, 5S methodology, quality management of manufacturing and service industries as well as quality management of public sectors, etc. In their group assignments, students will learn how to integrate quality management in organizations.
3
45 hrs
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PADM3146
Selected Readings in Public Administration

This course selects representative masterpieces of public administration for discussion and analysis. These broadly influential classics embrace basic theories and core concepts of public administration, such as: organizational theories, bureaucratic system, official system, administration operation, public finance and public budget, the stipulation, execution and evaluation of public policy, public administrative ethics, and risk management. This course aims to enable students to gain better understanding of thinking approaches from classical authors, the developing trend of public administration theories, thereby achieving enhanced ability in studying and applying public administration theories.
3
45 hrs
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PADM3147
Government and Public Administration of Hong Kong

This course introduces the nature and characteristics of the government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Topics include: an overview of the basic law of HKSAR, Hong Kong’s politics and administration procedures, its executive, legislative, and judiciary branches, the structure and function of its executive branch, Hong Kong’s civil servant system and public policy, as well as its historical change and reform. The comparison between HKSAR and MSAR will also be under scrutiny.
3
45 hrs
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PADM3148
The History of Administration in Macao

In addition to the evolution of Macao’s administrative system, this course introduces the region’s governing patterns in different historical periods (including the Ming and Qing dynasties, the colonial and transition periods) and examines the features of the development of Macao’s administrative system. It refers to various topics, including the source of Macao’s administration, the stages of the region’s administrative development, the origin and change of its administrative organization, the former Portuguese colonial system as well as the establishment of modern public administration in Macao.
3
45 hrs
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Elective Subjects - Group C
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
GRMM4162
Gaming Economy and Management

This course mainly introduces the economics and management of Macao’s leading industry, i.e. the gaming industry. Topics include: casino advantages and principles of gaming management, analysis on social cost and benefit of the gaming industry, problem gambling and the responsible gambling, the industrial structure and influence of the gaming industry, the gaming industry and Macao’s social economy, the evolution and developing trend of the global gaming industry, as well as the policy of sustainable development of such industry.
3
45 hrs
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LLAW4158
International Law

This course introduces the students to the fundamental principles and theories of international law, with emphasis on its objectives, methodology, and history. Topics include: the relationship of the international law and the domestic law, the classification of the subject of the international law, national territory, and the legal status of ocean, citizen, diplomatic relations and consular relations, treaties.
3
45 hrs
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LLAW4159
Tax Law of Macao

On the completion of this course, students should have the good knowledge of general taxation principles and different kinds of Macau tax, such as professional fax and complementary tax, and skillfully prepare the related tax returns. Topics include: characteristics of taxation system, the relation between economy and taxation, taxation rulings, Macao professional tax, complementary tax, business tax, stamp duty, tourism tax, property tax, gambling tax.
3
45 hrs
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MGMT4156
Crisis Management

This course introduces the concept and knowledge of crisis management and seeks to strengthen students’ crisis awareness by introducing students to the characteristics and importance of government crisis management, as well as the institution-building and the plan-implementation of crisis management. This course also introduces the operations of government crisis management in advanced countries and provides different strategies in crisis management process: prevention, detection, response and recovery.
3
45 hrs
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PADM4157
Non-Profit Organization Management

This course broadly introduces the conceptual scopes of nonprofit organization, its categorical structure, and its developing trend. This course analyzes the social position of nonprofit organization as well as its relationship with government and enterprises. It debates the micro level of nonprofit organization, including the strategic management, resource management, programme management, information management, business and collection management, as well as the evaluation of nonprofit organization. The case study of nonprofit organization in Macao is also included.
3
45 hrs
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PADM4160
Globalization and Regional Cooperation

In addition to introducing the basic modes of thought and important concepts of globalization, this course explores the structural issues behind globalization, ponders over the opportunities and challenges to Macao and China in face of globalization. It also analyzes the new developmental models and cooperative strategies of individual countries in their regions to cope with globalization. This course also probes into the developing paths of the major five regional cooperation areas with the context of international system and the inspiration to Macao to expand its regional cooperation.
3
45 hrs
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PADM4163
Policy On Culture and Tourism

This course integrates various academic fields - including anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, economics and public policy – in discussing the positive and negative impacts of tourism; it explores the social significance of cultural tourism and tourism and examines the relationship between public policy and tourism. For example, it surveys how sustainable development policies promoting tourism help to coordinate conflicts between cultural heritage preservation and modern urban planning. Tourism development policies in Asian regions or countries will also be observed.
3
45 hrs
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PADM4164
Labor Policy

This course introduces the students to the fundamental principles, characteristics and major contents of labor policy in Macao. Topics include: basic concepts of labor policy and labor legislation, the government’s labor policy (including import policy of non-local labor), the rights and duties of both employer and employee, legal protection of labor (especially the rights of existence, the rights to work and the rights of rest), as well as employers’ property and management rights.
3
45 hrs
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SOCI4161
Selected Topics in Social Science

This course introduces the latest development trend of social science theory and analyzes phenomena and problems in the field via an integration of theories and practices. It enables students to gain better understanding of the basic concepts of social science and a wide range of significant topics in the area, such as social science theory/methodology, critical theory, post-modernism, globalization, global politics, population issues , ethics, racial and gender discrimination, poverty in rich countries, factors that affects urban living standards, etc.
3
45 hrs
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SOCI4165
Social Welfare Policy

This course introduces the concepts and basic theories of social welfare, as well as the institutional rule, main content, and evolution of social welfare policy in Macao. Topics include: the meaning and theoretical principles of social welfare, the stipulation and execution of social welfare policy, the current social welfare policy and regulation as well as their execution situation, and the existing problems and possible solutions of the current social welfare policy.
3
45 hrs
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