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Bircham International University

You may enroll at Bircham International University from anywhere in the world and at any time in the year and earn a distance learning degree choosing from over 200 majors of study and with complete compatibility with your professional career.

 

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Faculty of Arts & Humanities

 

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

 

 

Public Affairs via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Public Affairs Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Public Affairs Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Public Affairs Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Public Affairs Online via distance learning

 

This program reviews how to work with policy-making bodies, such as regulators, commercial organizations and other interested parties. Managing public affairs is more than just political lobbying. It examines how political decisions affect the current economy and corporations. It also manages an organization’s relationship with stakeholders. Public affairs management combines government relations, media communications, crisis management, corporate and social responsibility, information dissemination, and strategic communications. Practitioners aim to influence public policy, build and maintain a strong reputation, and find common ground with stakeholders.

 

Academic Supervisor : Fernando Fernández Sánchez
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Media Influence
Social Welfare
Economic Development
Community & Social Development
Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Global Political Economy
Public Policy
Public Health
Public Affairs
Philosophy of Ethics & Law
Crisis & Emergency Management
International Protocol & Etiquette
Institutional Relations

 

 

Public Affairs via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Public Affairs - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online via distance learning : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Public Affairs via distance learning = 48 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Public Affairs - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online via distance learning : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Public Affairs via distance learning = 48 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Public Affairs - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online via distance learning : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Public Affairs via distance learning = 48 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Public Affairs - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Public Affairs via distance learning = 48 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Public Affairs Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Public Affairs via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
This course is suitable for company training. More info...

 

Media Influence
This course describes and evaluates various strategies that attempt to explain individuals' and groups' reaction to media. It explores the theories of media influence and public attitude change. It explains what it means (politically, economically, culturally, and morally) to live in a culture in which a major portion of information comes to the citizen through multiple channels of mass communication.
Academic Supervisor : Eduardo Cano Camarero

Social Welfare
This course analyses the nature and impact of economic/political/social ideologies in addition to the forces that shaped the evolution of western and other civilizations' responses to the poor, unemployed, sick and disabled, displaced, children-and-families-at-risk, widows and orphans, and racial/ethnic minorities.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Economic Development
This course deals with the performance and problems of developing countries in relation to growth, employment, structural change, and human development. It analyzes several theories and paradigms of development, sources of economic growth, and the policies used to promote industrialization, trade, and sustainability. It considers different development strategies adopted by several countries.
Academic Supervisor : Velichka Gáncheva Néycheva

Community & Social Development
This course deals with the sociological factors involved in the development and evolution of society and community. It explains how to deal with economic, health, and social problems, and considers cross cultural social perspectives and diversity in all its forms. It deals with the process of managing and integrating the experience and trajectory of a community towards a new and better global welfare.
Academic Supervisor : Francis Wambua Mulwa

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Global Political Economy
This course surveys the principles and concepts of international political economy. It examines the Western system and the relationships influencing Western trade; the North South system; the East West system with emphasis on trading policies; as well as the new global economic order, its role, and its consequences in international political economy.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Public Policy
This course focuses on the analysis techniques for policy-making or research in public or private administration. Topics are selected from statistics, economics, management science, and information systems. It explains the development of theory of bureaucracy; social issues; ethics and morality in public bureaucracy; and new bureaucratic structures and processes.
Academic Supervisor : Antoine K. Abou Assaf

Public Health
This course deals with the philosophy, history, and principles of public health, the organization and structure of its agencies, and the functions of public health services. It examines health promotion, disease prevention, the social, cultural, and environmental factors that influence health, disease, and illness.
Academic Supervisor : John Ogony Arudo

Public Affairs
This program reviews how to work with policy-making bodies, such as regulators, commercial organizations and other interested parties. Managing public affairs is more than just political lobbying. It examines how political decisions affect the current economy and corporations. It also manages an organization’s relationship with stakeholders. Public affairs management combines government relations, media communications, crisis management, corporate and social responsibility, information dissemination, and strategic communications. Practitioners aim to influence public policy, build and maintain a strong reputation, and find common ground with stakeholders.
Academic Supervisor : John Ogony Arudo

Philosophy of Ethics & Law
This course investigates the philosophical problems of the social and political interaction, including ideology, law, and ethics. It explores normative ethical theories that attempt to say what we ought to do and the relations between legal rules and the rules of ethics and custom. It studies the social and ethical foundation of law and legitimacy and the limits of law and the state. It also explores moral reasoning and how rigorous an ethical position can be applied to real-life experiences.
Academic Supervisor : Margarita Trejo Poison

Crisis & Emergency Management
This course provides practical measures for the development of an alertness, response, and recovery capability during crisis and/or emergency. It considers environmental and infrastructure factors that influence operations, managing resources, working with operational information, operational leadership, planning for response, recovery, and emergency coordination center operations. This course has been designed around two themes: effective emergency management and personal effectiveness.
Academic Supervisor : Timothy Kiambi Maburi

International Protocol & Etiquette
This course shows how to understand international protocol and respect cultural differences. In the global marketplace, knowing how to receive, interact with, and entertain international guests and business associates are critical success factors. Mistakes in protocol and etiquette can even ruin many situations or business.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Alberto Gavalda

Institutional Relations
This course examines the inter-disciplinary and complex implications of Institutional Relations in order to map, synthesize and assess key perspectives on cooperation and rivalry between regional and global scale organizations. It shows how protocol, event management, and public relations, with a solid legal background, may promote and achieve effective results in public and business affairs. It considers its interaction and effects across major policy areas, such as security, diversity, policy, economy, development and global change.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Fernández Sánchez

 

Admission - Public Affairs Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Public Affairs Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Public Affairs Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

AFCL - Association Française des Conseils en Lobbying et Affaires Publiques

ALACOP - Asociación Latinoamericana de Consultores Políticos

APPC - Association of Professional Political Consultants

ARPP - Association Professionnelle des Responsables des Relations avec les Pouvoirs Publics

IASB - International Association of Speakers Bureaus

IMC - Issue Management Council

ISPP - International Society of Political Psychology

LS - Law Society

NABPAC - National Association of Business Political Action Committees

NAGC - National Association of Government Communicators

PAC - Public Affairs Council

WGR - Women in Government Relations

 

 

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