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MPP and MPA Programs

École nationale de l'administration publique (ÉNAP) - MAP

Program Comparison Highlights

Institutional Structure: ÉNAP is a branch of the Université du Québec, the latter which is comprised of ten institutions across the province. ÉNAP is based in Quebec City, but also has campuses in Montreal, Gatineau, Trois-Rivieres and Saguenay. Across its campuses, it offers several varieties of each of its programs (the MAP, with specific varieties for each of managers and analysts/professionals; an MSc requiring research, and several diploma and short-study programs). (, accessed 31 March 2015).

Curriculum Design: The School offers nine varieties of its MAP program, divided into two camps: MAPs for managers, and MAPs for analysts/professionals. Both carry the same credit requirements (45 credits over 2 years). Concentrations available within the former include "management of health services and social services," "public management," "international management," and "municipal management." The latter includes "international administration," "administration and development of organizations," "program evaluation," "human resource management," and "urban management analysis."  MAPs for managers focus on structures and decision-making processes, while those masters programs for analysts/professionals focus on policy evaluation, as well as implementation in particular domains. Our PEACO calculations below suggest that typical students taking the MAP in public management take about 31% of their course work in policy-oriented subjects and 69% in management-oriented subjects. Typical students take about 4% of their course work in subjects with high math-economics content. This places the ENAP MAP in public management in the "medium course requirement, management-oriented, lower math-economics content" curricular type, along with such programs as the York Glendon MPIAA and the Oregon MPA (see MPP/MPA Curricular Types). The competency gap analysis below suggests that a ENAP MAP in public management  student taking the required courses and a random selection of listed electives would, on average, graduate with a very high number (179) of course-weeks in core subjects, but that the distribution among the core subjects is highly weighted to certain subjects, particularly Human Resource Management and Leadership Skills. This leads to approximately 54 course-weeks of shortfall in the core-competency subject matter identified in MPP/MPA Core Competencies, including shortfalls of 12 course-weeks in Quantitative Methods and 6 course-weeks in Macroeconomic Policy. 

Note that as of 31 March, 2015, the ÉNAP website listed all of the MAP programs for managers (including the public administration MAP analyzed below) as "under revision" [TRANSLATION].

Professional Program Features: The ÉNAP is a purpose-built institution to serve the professional mission of public management training. As stated on its website "ENAP is one of the largest public administration universities in the world. Since its creation in 1969, it has positioned itself as a leader in the renewal of a modern and effective public administration in Quebec and abroad. It has set the standard in this field, in both academic and practitioner communities. ... Its mission is to contribute to the development of public administration as a field of both knowledge and practice." (At, accessed 10 May 2015). The research page of it website ( lists 6 research centres: L'Observatoire de l'administration publique; Centre de recherche et d'expertise en évaluation (CREXE); Centre de recherche sur la gouvernance (CERGO); Chaire La Capitale en leadership dans le secteur public; Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les relations internationales du Canada et Québec (CIRRICQ); Laboratoire d'étude sur les politiques publiques et la mondialisation (LEPPM).

Program Summary


University: École nationale de l’admininstration publique (ENAP)

Location: Quebec City, Montréal, Gatineau, Saguenay and Trois-Rivières, Quebec (Canada)

Degree: MAP (Maitrise en Administration Publique) [English: MPA, Masters in Public Administration]

Degrees Awarded per Year: TBD

Academic Unit within University: ÉNAP is a branch of the Université du Québec.

Posted Tuition: $3,336.30 for Quebec students, $6,016.05 for non-Quebec Canadian students and $17,352.00 for International students [amounts are tuition only at Autumn 2013 rates, not including other fees. Full information available at].

Language of Instruction: French

Concentration/Curriculum Overview: The MPA program is a multi-disciplinary public administration program aimed at equipping students with the tools required to respond to public administration challenges and to effectively manage public resources. The multi-discipline graduate programs have been designed to respond to the needs of the constantly evolving labor market, to the overall needs of today’s public administrators and to the particularities of international public administration, health and social services management, municipal management, etc. ENAP offers several variations of the MPA degree, as well as other public administration programmes. The school separates its Master's-level academic offerings “for managers” and “for analysts.” MPA degrees for managers include MPA degrees in public management, international management, municipal management and health & social services management. MPA degrees for analysts include concentrations in international administration, organizational analysis & management, program evaluation, human-resource management, and urban management analysis. (N.B.: The school also appears to have previously offered an additional variation of the MPA degree for analysts with a concentration in government communications). The degrees for analysts in each of these fields must be taken with a stage (internship) or an integration seminar. The school also awards MSc degrees in the first four concentrations (in these cases, the stage/integration seminar requirement is replaced by a thesis requirement). Additionally, the school offers an MPA degree designed specifically for those working in or seeking to work within the federal public sector. It is also notable that the school offers “short” versions of each of the aforementioned degrees. Though these short versions do not lead to Master's certifications, high standing in these courses can contribute towards the requirements of the full MPA degree should a student wish to subsequently pursue such a program. For more information, see 

Summary: Students in the MAP program in public management must complete 9 required credits, comprised of three classes (Management Competencies and Career Development, Management of Public Organizations, Principles and Issues of Public Administration). While the completion of these courses is mandatory, individual courses may be switched with suitable alternatives should a student possess prior experience in that field (e.g. the Principles and Issues of Public Administration course is waived for students with a BA in Political Science and replaced with an alternative; the Management of Public Organizations courses is waived for those students with a BA in public management, etc.) Students must then take 24 optional credits from amongst three organizational modules (Two courses from "The Public Administration Environment" labelled in the courses below as "(A)", Three courses from "Management of Public Organizations" labelled in the courses below as "(B)", and three courses from "Human & Social Dimensions of Public Administration" labelled in the courses below as "(C)").

A 12-credit intervention project (or 6-credit seminar on public administration plus two additional approved courses) is required of all students in the MAP program.

Duration: 2 years (four semesters of full-time study).

Number of One-Semester-Equivalent Courses Required for Completion: 15

Number of Required Courses: See Summary above.

Number of Electives Typically Taken: See Summary above.

Number of Courses Offered within Program: 53

Comprehensive Examination: No

Thesis Required: No, but applied project required.

Internship Required: No, but ENP7174 Stage d'immersion is available.

International Study Required: No

Co-curricular Activities Supportive to Degree

Professional Development and Career Support: Not referenced on the ENAP website.

Student-run Journal: Not referenced on the ENAP website.

Applied Projects: Yes, in ENP7198 projet d'intervention.

Pro Bono Consulting: Not referenced on the ENAP website.

Courses Offered: The full list of 2013-2014 MPA courses is available at The courses offered by the school in conjunction with the MPA degree in public management have been assigned to Atlas subjects in the map below. Required courses are indicated by (R). Optional courses must be comprised of at least two courses from "The Public Administration Environment" (options labelled in the courses below as "(A)"), at least three courses from "Management of Public Organizations" (options labelled in the courses below as "(B)"), and at least three courses from "Human & Social Dimensions of Public Administration" (options labelled in the courses below as "(C)").

Instructional Distribution (PEACO Profile): The table below indicates the distribution of instruction offered, based on the course assignments to subjects in the Course Map below, weighted by estimated enrolment determined by the PEACO Algorithm. 




Curricular Type Parameters

Number of Courses Required for Graduation


Math-Economics Subjects (EA, QM, Macro, Fin Markets)


Policy-Oriented Subjects


Management-Oriented Subjects


Enrolment-Adjusted Course Distribution

Analysis and Skill Subjects


  - Policy and Management Analysis


  - Economic Analysis



  - Quantitative  and Analytic Methods


  - Leadership and Communication Skills


Institutions and Context Subjects


  - Democratic Institutions and Policy Process


  - Ethics, Rights and Accountability


  - Socioeconomic, Political, and Global Contexts


Management Function Subjects


  - Public Financial Management


  - Evaluation and Performance Measurement


  - Other Management Functions


Policy Sector Subjects


  - Macroeconomic Policy


  - International Development


  - Health


  - Other Policy Sectors




Competency Gap Analysis (in Course-Weeks of Instruction)

Course-Weeks in Core Subjects taken by Typical Student


Surplus or Shortfall Relative to Core Competency Requirement

  - Policy and Management Analysis (CCR = 18 course-weeks)


  - Economic Analysis (CCR = 12)


  - Quantitative Methods (CCR = 12)


  - Analytic Methods (CCR = 6)


  - Leadership Skills (CCR = 9)


  - Communication Skills (CCR = 3 courses)


  - Democratic Institutions and Policy Process (CCR = 18)


  - Ethics, Rights and Accountability (CCR = 6 courses)


  - Socioeconomic and Political Context (CCR = 6)


  - Global Context (CCR = 3)


  - Public Financial Management (CCR = 6)


  - Evaluation and Performance Measurement (CCR = 6)


  - Human Resource Management (CCR = 3)


  - Information and Technology Management (CCR = 3)


  - Macroeconomic Policy (CCR = 6)


  - Environment and Sustainability (CCR = 3)


Subject-Matter Shortfall for Typical Student (Sum of Shortfalls)


Additional Parameters

Total Courses Listed


Courses Designated as Required (inc. Specialization Reqs)


Archetypal Public Affairs Subjects (P&MA, EA, QM, DI&PP)


Archetypal International Affairs Subjects (I&GC, ID, DS&FR)




Source:, (accessed 23 December 2013).

Page Created By: Dave Marshall on 23 December 2013 and updated by Ian Clark on 1 October 2014 and by Dave Marshall on 3 April 2015. Updating and editing may consist of substantive and/or formatting changes. Unless otherwise noted, however, information regarding a program's structure, curricular offerings and PEACO score is based on the program as it was on the date of page creation. The content presented on this page, except for the assignments of courses to Atlas subjects, the Instructional Distribution analysis, and the Commentary is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above. Content appears originally in French; errors in translation are attributable solely to the authors.

ÉNAP MPA Course Map
 C o u r s e s  O f f e r e d  l i s t e d  b y  P u b l i c  P o l i c y  a n d  M a n a g e m e n t  S u b j e c t

Analysis and Skills

 Policy and Management Analysis

  ENP7161: L'administrateur et le changement dans les organisations (B)
  ENP7303: Management des organisations publiques (R)
  ENP7325 Management stratégique (Préalable ENP7303)
  ENP7326: Gestion stratégique: instrumentation et mise en oeuvre (B)
  ENP7327 Développement et mise en oeuvre des politiques publiques
  ENP7332: Gestion par résultats (B)
  ENP7106: Comportement organisationnel (C)

 Economic Analysis

  ENP7168: Problèmes et politiques économiques (A)
  ENP7165: Économique du secteur public (A)

 Quantitative Methods

 Analytic Methods

  ENP7866: Gestion de projets (B)
  ENP7304: Méthodes de recherche et d'intervention en milieu organisationnel (A)
  ENP7308: Méthodes de recherche (A)
  ENP7363 Tableau de bord, outil de suivi de gestion et de programmes

 Leadership Skills

  ENP7220: Habiletés de direction (C)
  ENP7502 L'espace affectif dans l'organisation
  ENP7212: Compétences de gestion et développement de carrière (R)

 Communication Skills

  ENP7118: Marketing social et communication publique (B)
  ENP7831: Gestion des relations avec les médias (B)

Multiple Subjects

 Capstone Courses, Internships, Major Projects, Theses, etc.

  ENP7198: Projet d'intervention (4R/2)
  ENP7905: Séminaire d'intégration en management public (R/2)
  ENP7169: Stage de recherche-observation( Préalable ENP7173 )
  ENP7171: Séminaire de lecture
  ENP7173: Séminaire de préparation au stage de recherche-observation
  ENP7174: Stage d'immersion (2)

Institutions and Context

 Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

  ENP7114: Droit administratif (A)
  ENP7322: Structure des organisations (B)
  ENP7563: Analyse comparée des réformes administratives (A)

 Ethics, Rights and Accountability

  ENP7501 Éthique et management public

 Socioeconomic and Political Context

  ENP7328 Enjeux contemporains de gestion dans les organisations de services de santé et de services sociaux

 Global Context

  ENP7187: Les organisations économiques internationales (A)
  ENP7401: Le gestionnaire et le contexte international (A)
  ENP7420-1: Économie internationale (A)
  ENP7433: L'État et la mondialisation (A)

Management Functions

 Public Financial Management

  ENP7178 Finances publiques
  ENP7800 Gestion budgétaire
  ENP7821 Comptabilité, outil de prise de décision

 Evaluation and Performance Measurement

  ENP7132 Principes, processus et méthodes d'évaluation des programmes publics

 Human Resource Management

  ENP7212: Compétences de gestion et développement de carrière (R)
  ENP7228: Organisation du travail (B)
  ENP7661: Les dimensions sociales de l'organisation (C)
  ENP7873: Gestion des ressources humaines (C)
  ENP7874: Séminaire en gestion des ressources humaines (C)
  ENP7875: Gestion des compétences (C)
  ENP7877: Planification stratégique des ressources humaines (C)

 Information Management and Technology

  ENP7828 Gestion de l'information et les nouvelles technologies en administration publique
  ENP7503 Prestation électronique des services publics
  ENP7224 Gestion de crise et reprise des activités

 Local Government Management

  ENP7202 Gestion des services locaux et régionaux

 Regulatory Policy and Management

 Nonprofit Management and Advocacy

Policy Sectors

 Macroeconomic Policy

 International Development

 Public Finance and Social Policy

  ENP7329 Droit de la santé et des services sociaux



 Employment, Labour and Immigration

 Cities, Urban and Regional Development

  ENP7429 Droit municipal
  ENP7309 Management des politiques municipales

 Environment and Sustainability

 Agriculture and Resources

 Science, Technology and Innovation

 Industry, Trade and Investment

 Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

 Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

 Policing and Justice Administration

 Arts and Culture

 Financial Markets

 Other Policy Sectors

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