Skip to main content

Bachelor Public administration - speciality public management Year 3

  • Initial training - continuing education
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Standard rhythm or work-linked training

Presentation of the training

The 3rd year of Public Administration Bachelor program -  specializing in public management provides management courses in continuity with the Bachelor 2 in the cire subjects of management: finance-accounting, human resources, marketing-communication. In addition, new subjects applied to the public sector are taught (strategy, management control, information systems) in addition to subjects offering both a more global and sectoral vision of contemporary public management.

The third year of the Bachelor's degree allows a deeper understanding of management tools in a French and international public context and a discovery of the sectors of activity that prepares the student for the Master’s Degree orientation.

The general objective of the Public Administration Degree is to offer a progressive acquisition of multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of law, economics and management, extended to human sciences, information and communication sciences and applied to the context of a changing public sector.

Work-study option: in parallel to the classic rhythm of initial training, the 3rd year of the Public Management course is open to a work-study rhythm. In this case, students continue their course at an average rate of one week of teaching and three weeks of professional development within the host structures. The latter take part in missions of service to the public and the development of territories, whether they are companies, administrations, local authorities, non-for-profit organizations, or mixed organizations.

  • Target audience

    Student who has completed a second year of training in the fields of law, economics, management.

  • Skills

    Cognitive skills

    • Searching and analyzing information in management
    • Mobilizing management functions to apply them to professional practices
    • Analyzing management situations to offer operational recommendations
    • Using one’s knowledge to take administrative exams

    Operational skills

    • Writing a structured academic dissertation
    • Expressing oneself in a professional situation
    • Writing and expressing oneself in several languages with a managerial and sectorial vocabulary
    • Mastering the manager's ICTs
    • Writing collectively

    Social and relational skills

    • Presenting orally in front of an audience and with ICTs
    • Working in groups and with collaborative ICTs
    • Preparing to enter the workplace
  • Organization of the training

    The courses are semestrial in the form of lectures (CM) and tutorials (TD). 1st semester = 261 hrs. (S5) - 2nd semester 228 hrs. (S6) - Year 489 hrs.

    At the end of the academic year, all students have to complete an internship of a minimum of 8 weeks as well as a university thesis dealing with a professional problem followed by a defense.

    Students in work-study programs continue their studies at an average rate of one week of teaching and three weeks of professional training within the host structures.

  • Content of the training

    Semester 5:

    Public management: international perspectives (6 ECTS)
    Euro-Mediterranean Policy and International Relations
    Management and public services: international comparison
    Performance of Public Organizations (6 ECTS)
    Strategy for public organizations
    Evaluation in public organizations
    Quality of public services
    Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (4 ECTS)
    Human Resources Management in the Public Sector
    TD Human Resources Management
    Management of financial resources in the public sector (4 ECTS)
    Fiscal and debt management
    TD fiscal and debt management
    Marketing and communication in the public sector (4 ECTS)
    Marketing and communication in public organizations
    TD Marketing and Communication
    EU pre-professionalization V (6 ECTS)
    Method of written and oral expression
    Personal and professional project

    Semester 6:

    Public management: sectoral and thematic approaches (4 ECTS)
    Management of the health and social sector
    Culture Sector Management
    Management of the environment sector
    Risk management and security
    Stakeholder management and territorial governance
    Public performance and management control (4 ECTS)
    Public performance and management control
    TD Management Control
    Information systems and knowledge management in the public sector (3 ECTS)
    Major topical issues (3 ECTS)
    English (3 ECTS)
    Computer Science (3 ECTS)
    EU pre-professionalization VI (10 ECTS)
    Qualitative and quantitative survey methods
    TD Qualitative and Quantitative Survey Methods
    Internship (8 weeks minimum) Thesis and defense
    Methodology of the dissertation
    Methods of written and oral expression
    Option (3 ECTS) Choose 1 course from 4.
    Computer Science
    Modern language 2 (Spanish, Italian, German)

  • Further studies & opportunities

    Continuation of studies

    Students can continue their studies in the various Masters in Law-Economy-Economy-Management, in particular those offered at the IMPGT :

    or continuation in Business School, preparation for the Administration's competitions requiring the bachelor level.


    The targeted professions are those of the main administrative competitive entry exams at bachelor level (State, territorial and hospital civil service) and more broadly those of the public sector, as well as the professions of the private sector related to the latter in the fields of law, management, information, communication and media.

  • Admission requirements

    Access to this course is open to students who have completed the first four semesters of a bachelor degree in the field of law-economy-administration such as those who have completed the first two years of the bachelor degree in Public Administration-Public Management Course (IMPGT) or equivalent diplomas (preparatory classes, BTS  and DUT...).

    Access is also possible through the Validation of Acquired Experience. A V.A.P (Validation of Professional Experience) or V.E.S (Validation of Higher Education) procedure can enable students to enter the third year.


If my years at IMPGT could be summed up in a few words: development of critical thinking. I enjoyed the theoretical lectures accompanied by practical tutorials. The IMPGT makes it possible to integrate the L2 or L3, on file, after an OTC. You will have to acculturate yourself with public management but you can count on the support of the institute. After the IMPGT, I did a Master 2 in law in a field that I am passionate about. Today, I would like to join the Air Force as a doctoral officer.

Master 2 student
Bachelor Public administration - speciality public management Year 3
Class of 2017-2018

After 3 years of bachelor's degree at IMPGT, I entered the master's degree in Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris. The compulsory internships each year are the most at the IMPGT: I discarded my initial professional project in L1, I discovered the current one in L2 and I consolidated it in L3. In your studies, don't be afraid to make a mistake: you will be able to change direction. The Licence of the IMPGT offers you for that many outlets, and an accompaniment of proximity with the teachers to direct you.

Antoine THOMAS
Political Attaché
Bachelor Public administration - speciality public management Year 3
Class of 2016-2019


Pedagogical managers :

Photo du contact
Marius Bertolucci
Lecturer | Academic Director of Bachelor's program in Public Administration Year 1-2-3
Sophie Lamouroux
Lecturer | Academic Director of Bachelor's program in Public Administration Year 3 Apprenticeship / Master's degree program: Law and Territorial Governance Management

Schooling Service :

Avatar féminin
Claire Laroussinie
Bachelor's Program Registrar

Apprenticeship Office :

Rim Dupuis
Apprenticeship Development Officer