Master of Arts
Standard study period
The rationale involved with making and implementing decisions in public institutions is rarely beyond dispute as actors involved in decision-making processes often greatly differing interests. This means that agreeing on political aims, administrative postulates, economic efficiency, legal frameworks and social norms is rarely possible. This can lead to dysfunctionality, delays and even to a failure to reach decisions, resulting in system paralysis. Trained decision-makers with an understanding of the demands and consequences of their actions are needed in the face of ever more complex situations demanding decisions.