Masters Programs in Public Management

Compare 23 Masters Programs in Public Management

Public Management

Public Management is one of the subfields of political science and politics on the whole. The term Public Management hints at the resemblance that the political structure bears to the social and private sector. Therefore, some of the management methods used there can also be applied to politics. Public Management seems to appear especially helpful in developed nations, where all kinds of structures already have been shaped well.

A Master in Public Management is interdisciplinary, involving Public Administration, Public Relations, Human Rights, Humanities, as well as Cultural Studies, where culture is understood as one of the most powerful aspects that influence modern multicultural societies. Professionals trained with a Master in Public Management acquire skills of decision-making and dealing with conflicts of interests and public infrastructures by performing policy analysis. A Master in Public Management involves courses in Law, Economics, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, and other subjects, training the future specialist to have a multidisciplinary, analytical and creative approach to the issues of the public sector.

Below you can see a number of Master in Public Management programs offered by some of the best universities worldwide. Start the search for your future Master in Public Management degree and career right away!

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Master of Public and Development Management (MM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1800 hours February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development, practitioners. [+]

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development, practitioners.

Candidates will require a foundational knowledge of public and development management. This includes a solid grounding in the theory and practice of governance, policy formation, and the management of large organisations, including public bureaucracies. While the Master's programme itself lasts a year, candidates are required to first complete the PDM course, which will provide them with the requisite foundation. Therefore, the Master's degree is effectively a two-year programme. ... [-]


Master of International Public Policy (MIPP)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS Europe
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Italy Bologna USA Washington + 2 more

The MIPP is completed in one academic year. It is designed for experienced professionals who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills. Students tailor their coursework to focus on areas of greatest importance to their careers. MIPP students represent diverse employment sectors and bring substantial practical experience into classroom discussions. [+]

The MIPP is completed in one academic year. It is designed for experienced professionals who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills. Students tailor their coursework to focus on areas of greatest importance to their careers. MIPP students represent diverse employment sectors and bring substantial practical experience into classroom discussions.

Overview

This full-time program is designed for experienced professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience who wish to develop the advanced analytical and leadership skills necessary to formulate and advocate policy on key international issues. Students have the advantage of designing their own curriculum consisting of eight non-language courses (worth a total of 32 credits). They may also affiliate themselves with an academic program to gain in-depth insight into a specific field of study. Students complete the program in one academic year while on leave, sabbatical or seeking employment post-degree.... [-]


Masters in International Policy and Development

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. [+]

Promote Global Development

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum.... [-]


Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management (Master of Administrative Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge-intensive professional work in the context of global trends and Nordic welfare societies. [+]

Apply between 4 December 2018 - 23 January 2019

Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 8000 euros per year

Read more about Scholarships The programme builds on Nordic research excellence in public administration, innovations and services. The programme brings together the teachers, students and regional partners in an innovative learning environment to challenge the current societal problems and practices. Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management aims to challenge the traditional contents and sector-oriented learning approaches that are typically applied in the field of public administration and public policy. It brings together elements from social sciences and engineering, combining the strengths of soft and hard applied sciences, resulting in a spirit of solution-focused and resource-oriented entrepreneurialism, interdisciplinary and close relations to society. It provides the students with a unique learning environment enabling them to come up with smart solutions and sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and management, in the contexts of public-private partnership, public value creation, co-production and deliberative democracy as well as innovation systems, digitalization and smart solutions. Programme is organized jointly by University of Tampere (Finland), University of Agder (Norway) and Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)... [-]


Master in Public Policy and Human Resources

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Brno

The program provides the graduates with the abilities of understanding and practical application of the current methods of solving the problems in social policy and labor market policy as well as the abilities of evaluation of the problems and policies. [+]

Why should you choose this program?

The program provides the graduates with the abilities of understanding and practical application of the current methods of solving the problems in social policy and labor market policy as well as the abilities of evaluation of the problems and policies.

The program is recommended especially to those applicants who are interested in the development of public and social policies in Central European (post-communist) countries and in social aspects of public administration. The program content focuses on processes and implementation of social policies taking the institutional perspective into consideration.

What will you be able to do after graduation? ... [-]

Executive Master in Public Management

Antwerp Management School
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Antwerp

The interest in management in the public sector has vastly increased. The swift and increasingly complex social changes have altered the government’s role substantially. Politics, policy, and governance can no longer function well without management. A strong service demands knowledge, insight, and creativity of the modern government functionary. The Master in Public Management examines a diverse range of current tendencies in governmental management. [+]

Executive Master in Public Management

The interest in management in the public sector has vastly increased. The swift and increasingly complex social changes have altered the government’s role substantially. Politics, policy, and governance can no longer function well without management. A strong service demands knowledge, insight, and creativity of the modern government functionary.

Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School?

The Master in Public Management examines a diverse range of current tendencies in governmental management. This course offers:

Academic embedding. Attention for the government official in policy and as a manager. An interdisciplinary context. Theoretic concepts linked with a practical elaboration. Enriching exchange experiences with peer-students of different policy levels. Content fit for professionals who work full-time in the public sector: part-time formula, timetable, specific forms education, and evaluation. What can you expect? ... [-]

Master in Public and Social Policy (PSP)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Public and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year English-language Master’s degree programme, which aims to provide students with current relevant knowledge of policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills. In addition to theoretical knowledge about the policy-making process, the programme will offer deeper knowledge in concrete policy domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others. [+]

Public and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year English-language Master’s degree programme, which aims to provide students with current relevant knowledge of policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills. In addition to theoretical knowledge about the policy-making process, the programme will offer deeper knowledge in concrete policy domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others. The special attention in the programme will be given to research methodology and policy analysis skills. The combination of knowledge about policy process and methodology skills will lead to unique competencies and excellent professional employment or for further studying or research career.... [-]


Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

Higher School of Economics
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow South Korea Seoul + 2 more

The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented programme developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. [+]

Programme overview

The Programme was developed on the basis of the American model of teaching Public Policy Analysis - namely of Public Policy Institute of the Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, where the head of this programme was teaching in 1993-1995. Since 2006 the Programme accepts foreign students and provides courses in English as HSE contribution to the Bologna Process. We are constantly developing and improving the programme and involve representatives from the leading Russian, European and American universities, most influential think tanks and renowned international organizations into the teaching process.

The Programme has two concentrations: Public Policy Analysis, and Human Rights and Democratic Governance. Concentration in Public Policy Analysis is the outcome of the search for the ultimate professional education programme and combines theoretical and practical training with the cutting-edge international and Russian experience in the field. The concentration in Human Rights and Democratic Governance was created on the basis of the UN Programme. The programme was the first of its kind in Russia and is analogous to the European Master in Human Rights.... [-]


Master In Governance And Public Procurement Management

Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Turin

The International Training Center of the International Labor Organization (ITC-ILO) organizes, in partnership with the Institute of Political Studies of Paris ("Sciences Po"), the University of Turin (Italy) and Expertise France, a master's program in governance and management of public contracts in support of sustainable development in which participants explore the legal, regulatory, economic, managerial and organizational foundations of a modern governance and public procurement management system [+]

The International Training Center of the International Labor Organization (ITC-ILO) organizes, in partnership with the Institute of Political Studies of Paris ("Sciences Po"), the University of Turin (Italy) and Expertise France, a master's program in governance and management of public procurement in support of sustainable development in which participants explore the legal, regulatory, economic, managerial and organizational foundations of a modern system of governance and management of public procurement.

This master's program integrates teaching methods and mixed learning techniques that allow participants to study and assimilate the theory and apply the knowledge in a practical way through the realization of work, case studies , study visits and an applied research project. Participation in the program also provides access to a network and exposure to the expertise, experience and know-how of academics, experts working in international organizations and industry experts. public and private.... [-]


Master of Urban Management

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 India Ahmedabad

It aspires to bring about notable changes in urban India by creating a pool of high-quality professionals dedicated to the management of human habitats. The program helps students develop skills to address complex problems like enhancing long-term efficiency of urban services, improving day-to-day functioning of cities and finding ways to improve financing of urban systems. The program focuses on inter-disciplinary training while developing skills of effective management. During the first ‘foundation’ semester, students undertake courses, which help them, learn about the urban context and develop proficiency in accounting, management principles and basic problem solving for urban utilities-identification of issues and finding solutions. [+]

Master of Urban Management

Faculty of Management – CEPT University

Indian cities are growing at a very rapid pace in terms of its population and geography. They need constant attention to maintain the existing structures and manage the future expansion. Urban Management is an upcoming field requiring specialized knowledge of urban settlements and core management principles. Urban Managers focus on understanding how townships and cities function and they strive to improve the technological, operational and financial functioning of cities with the aim of improving livability.

It aspires to bring about notable changes in urban India by creating a pool of high-quality professionals dedicated to the management of human habitats. The program helps students develop skills to address complex problems like enhancing long-term efficiency of urban services, improving day-to-day functioning of cities and finding ways to improve financing of urban systems.... [-]


MPhil in Industrial Policy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. [+]

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. The programme consists of core modules offering an in-depth coverage of a broad range of issues pertaining to industrial development policies, strategies and management in Africa, and allowing students to test the practical application of the knowledge imparted, participate in analysing case studies, conducting field visits, and prepare individual technical reports on the various themes covered. ... [-]


MPP in Public Policy

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our Masters in Public Policy allows you to develop the conceptual, analytical and practical skills you’ll need to redefine the world of policymaking. We prepare you for a career in the public sector and vocations that make a contribution to the development or delivery of public policy. [+]

Overview

Our Masters in Public Policy allows you to develop the conceptual, analytical and practical skills you’ll need to redefine the world of policymaking. We prepare you for a career in the public sector and vocations that make a contribution to the development or delivery of public policy.

This course is extremely flexible, and you can tailor it to fit your particular interests. Core modules on Policy Theory and Practice are combined with optional modules in Social Research and policy-relevant disciplines. If you want to pursue an interest in other policy-relevant disciplines, you can also combine a focus on policy and research with options in areas such as:

law economics behavioural science social marketing energy environmental and international politics ... [-]

Official University Master's Degree: High Public Management (UIMP)

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Online Full time Part time 1 year October 2018 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The Master's Degree in Public Top Management is designed to provide a training for action (policy applied), to public managers. The contents of the academic plan enhance values, knowledge and skills of the participants to act effectively in: The management of the public sector, particularly in the areas of public policy, human resources, budgeting and economic-financial management . The decision making and the resolution of problems in the formulation, implementation and evaluation processes of public policies and programs. Strategic planning, organizational design and public marketing. [+]

The Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset develops this master's degree in its School of Politics and High Government, Governance .

A plural and independent space to share experiences, acquire new knowledge and develop the capacities that governments and public administrations need to be transparent and efficient in their management.

Basic information

Official Qualification granted by the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP), in collaboration with the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset ./>

Directors: Dr. Manuel Villoria Mendieta and Dr. Isabel Bazaga Fernández

Academic Council: Dr. Javier Zamora Bonilla, Dr. Jesús Ruiz-Huerta, Dr. Manuel Tamayo, Mr. Fernando Vallespín Oña, Dr. Manuel Villoria and Dr. Isabel Bazaga Fernández... [-]


Master Program in Economics of Public Policy

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master Program in Economics of Public Policy provides students with theoretical and empirical tools to answer these questions. Our graduates will be prepared to work in leading international organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies, consulting companies, research institutions or to pursue a further academic career. [+]

Master program description

In 2009, OECD countries used more than 20% of their national incomes for public social spending (pensions, health system, income support and other social programs). Another 5% was spent on public education. These numbers are much larger in some developed countries and fast growing in many developing ones. These are big numbers, and successful public policies can make a difference in the lives of millions.

How and why do particular public policies get implemented? How are they designed? How do we know if they work? Why are some policies more successful than others? The Master Program in Economics of Public Policy provides students with theoretical and empirical tools to answer these questions. Our graduates will be prepared to work in leading international organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies, consulting companies, research institutions or to pursue a further academic career.... [-]


Master of Public Management

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2019 New Zealand Wellington

Enhance your career prospects and learn to make organisations work better with postgraduate studies in Public Management at Victoria's School of Government. Find out how to lead people and make change happen. [+]

Effective leadership, better management, positive change

Enhance your career prospects and learn to make organisations work better with postgraduate studies in Public Management at Victoria's School of Government. Find out how to lead people and make change happen.

Become an effective public manager and build your ability to influence the strategic and operational direction of public sector organisations. Learn about governance and public sector reform, and how to manage budgets, finances and organisational capital.

Gain the knowledge and skills to design and implement innovative and effective programmes and services, including planning, service delivery and monitoring and evaluation.... [-]