Master of Arts Program in Public Management

Top 18 MA Programs in Public Management 2017

Public Management

Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

MA Program in Public Management

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MA in Public Management and Policy

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The public sector has radically changed in recent years, and creates interesting and exciting professional opportunities that require new appropriately qualified professionals. The variety of abilities, skills and knowledge required by anyone wishing to occupy a position of responsibility and promote change in the public and in the private non profit sector are exactly what the Master in Public Management and Policy offers. [+]

The public sector has radically changed in recent years, as a result of major reforms affecting the operational management of administrations and organizations as well as their political functioning. The most obvious example is the growing impact of the supranational sphere of influence. Recent economic events on the global scale have also placed the public sector back at the heart of socio-economic systems. At the same time, the activities of the non-profit sector have expanded to cover, for example, the provision of utility services. On the whole, public and non-profit private sectors are expected to become key players in this innovation, supporting families and individuals in their economic, cultural and social activities. In this context, while the public sector creates interesting and exciting professional opportunities at the local, regional, national and international levels, it also requires new appropriately qualified professionals. The Master's programme in Public Management and Policy (PMP) teaches notions and know-how that are indispensable to future professionals in the public and non-profit private sectors, nationally and worldwide. The variety of abilities required by anyone wishing to occupy a position of responsibility and promote change in these sectors are exactly what PMP-USI offers. The PMP teaching curriculum is:... [-]


M.A. Governance and Public Policy

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6  October 2017 Germany Passau

Globalisation holds both great risks and immense opportunities; it also creates excellent career prospects for qualified graduates. One of the cornerstones of this programme is its interdisciplinary curriculum, which prepares students for work at the intersection of various academic disciplines. [+]

About the programme Globalisation holds both great risks and immense opportunities; it also creates excellent career prospects for qualified graduates. One of the cornerstones of this programme is its interdisciplinary curriculum, which prepares students for work at the intersection of various academic disciplines. In the core modules and your chosen interdisciplinary focus modules, you will study political theory, governance research and, building on this, comparative theories of government, European integration research, the changing traditional institutions before the background of complex multi-layered systems, as well as public policy design and implementation. Foreign languages, empirical social research know-how and scientific theory round off the qualification profile of those graduating in this degree programme. This is an accredited programme of study which has received the Seal of Quality of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany. Features The only Governance and Public Policy programme in Germany to include public law modules A unique range of courses and excellent staff-student ratio in small master's classes A top-ranked programme, e.g. CHE Ranking 2012/13 A large number of partnerships with universities abroad, particularly useful for students on this degree programme (UK, France, USA, Pakistan and other countries) One of only eight degree programmes in Germany to have been included in the Public Policy and Good Governance programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Gain a supplementary qualification – the Certificate of Digital Humanities: www.uni-passau.de/Zertifikat-Digital-Humanities.html Programme syllabus The programme is divided into three module groups and includes a Master's thesis: Core modules Focus... [-]

Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

At the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, we offer a Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy that is one of the most prominent programs of its kind in the world. Our students receive more than just a classroom education in policy analysis, research methods, and issues in science and technology; they also learn about the global impacts of these policies and put them to practice in the Washington, DC, science and technology community. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Public Management. Scientific and technological advances are critical to international competitiveness, improvements in the quality of life around the world, and national growth. In today’s global economy, few fields of policy studies are more pivotal to the world of international affairs than that of science and technology policy. Most universities place their science and technology policy programs within schools of public policy or engineering. At the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, we offer a Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy that is one of the most prominent programs of its kind in the world. Our students receive more than just a classroom education in policy analysis, research methods, and issues in science and technology; they also learn about the global impacts of these policies and put them to practice in the Washington, DC, science and technology community. Is this program for you? Our students study everything from biotechnology and nanotechnology to information technology and the Internet, from security issues to international development, from energy and environmental concerns to space policy. Our program gives students the tools and training to understand the importance of science, technology, and innovation to pressing societal and economic issues and the skills to apply these policies in almost any setting. The program’s flexible curriculum combines required courses and electives selected to meet a student’s individual professional goals and intellectual interests. Classes meet in the evenings, accommodating the busy schedules of working professionals and allowing students... [-]

Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

Housed in the Political Science Department, the Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs provides the foundation for understanding the ways in which contemporary public policy crosses and supersedes national boundaries in an increasingly integrated global environment of trade, information and technology, threats to national security and the global ecosystem. The program is designed to train you in the foundations of social scientific methods as well as concrete policy areas from education policy, immigration, international human rights, and many others. Our graduates have consistently been able to pursue successful careers in government agencies, private corporations, higher education, local and international NGOs and many other fields. [+]

Housed in the Political Science Department, the Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs provides the foundation for understanding the ways in which contemporary public policy crosses and supersedes national boundaries in an increasingly integrated global environment of trade, information and technology, threats to national security and the global ecosystem. The program is designed to train you in the foundations of social scientific methods as well as concrete policy areas from education policy, immigration, international human rights, and many others. Our graduates have consistently been able to pursue successful careers in government agencies, private corporations, higher education, local and international NGOs and many other fields. Our interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to train effective innovators and problem solvers by integrating the practical and theoretical, domestic and international dimensions of policy-making and management. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings--in government and non-profit agencies, international NGOs, education, business, law and social services--or to pursue further graduate studies. After taking a core curriculum designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of public policymaking in an era of globalization as well as to provide them with the qualitative and quantitative tools needed for work in a professional policy environment, students can take electives, if desired, in one of two areas: 1) Public Policy and Administration, providing courses that prepare students to work in domestic public or non-profit service and management; and 2) Public Policy and International Affairs for those who want to work in international settings... [-]

MA Public Policy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, such as globalisation, Europeanisation, governance, and policy evaluation. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Public Management. MA Public Policy With the current developments in countries around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying anything to do with the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. You will have the opportunity to study policy development, implementation and evaluation across a wide range of policy sectors (eg health, food, education etc) and countries. The aim of all of our programmes is to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can critically analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice. The MA Public Policy is designed to blend both practitioner and academic perspectives on public policy, and the wide range of modules draw on examples from different countries around the world. Key facts This course features international curricula focusing on key public sector developments in the UK, the EU, the US and other countries It is informed by world-leading research and reflects the expertise of staff in the fields of public management, policy analysis and social policy The course is multidisciplinary The Research Methods and Research Management module allows students to develop their expertise and give particular consideration to their dissertations Course details This course consists of taught modules totalling 120 credits (which are taken during the autumn and spring terms) and a 60-credit dissertation (undertaken over the summer period). Modules are... [-]

MSc in Public Policy and Management (PUMA)

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The aim of this programme is to train graduates who can apply their practical and theoretical knowledge in economics, social sciences, management, and law to solve and analyze issues in public policy and state administration. The programme is focused on the comparative analysis of questions of public administration, public policy and public management in EU and non-EU countries in the context of processes of internationalisation, Europeanisation and European integration. The programme is designed to provide a comparative understanding of public sector structures, policies and processes, as well as a methodology for analysing and dealing with different structures and processes of public sector management, guidance and control. [+]

The aim of this programme is to train graduates who can apply their practical and theoretical knowledge in economics, social sciences, management, and law to solve and analyze issues in public policy and state administration. The programme is focused on the comparative analysis of questions of public administration, public policy and public management in EU and non-EU countries in the context of processes of internationalisation, Europeanisation and European integration. The programme is designed to provide a comparative understanding of public sector structures, policies and processes, as well as a methodology for analysing and dealing with different structures and processes of public sector management, guidance and control.... [-]


Master Of Arts Business Management Taught In German

University of Applied Management Studies in Mannheim
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Mannheim

Bachelor graduates / inside are empowered with economics prior knowledge on the basis of the system-oriented St. Gallen approach to management to lead divisions successfully. You will learn this, both the "Managing People" as the "Managing Organizations" - thus building up the necessary management systems (organizational, process management, change management, etc.) ... [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Public Management. Bachelor graduates / inside are empowered with economics prior knowledge on the basis of the system-oriented St. Gallen approach to management to lead divisions successfully. You will learn this, both the "Managing People" as the "Managing Organizations" - thus building up the necessary management systems (organizational, process management, change management, etc.). Here, the students are able to perform their majors from the Bachelor programs in the following four areas of specialization of the Masters continued: International Management Sales Management Personnel Management IT Management. You can use the specializations also to enhance their skills in new topics. For advisory support you the Career Service team HDWM is here at your disposal. The Master's degree in Business Management and its contents The three-semester master's program is consistently designed for close integration with the management practice. This purpose is served on the one hand, the mandatory management internship in a company and the presences that take place usually on Thursday and Friday and each include business-related coursework .; Thus, not only a part-time job or a working student status is made possible, but also the necessary processing of business-related topics erleichter. The Master Thesis is related to practice aligned generally, often in cooperation with companies. Key content of the program are: Management and its function in organizations Management systems and their effects leadership Management Supporting functions such as marketing, controlling, risk and quality management IT support for management (management information systems, etc.) Change management, international and... [-]

MA in Public Management

International University of Japan
Campus Full time September 2017 Japan Niigata

This degree program meets the needs of good governance required to implement and evaluate policies that effectively solve diverse public problems such as environmental damage, public health, education, national and regional development, welfare reform, and international security. [+]

About the PMPP

 

The term “governance” is coming to be emphasized more and more in development policy issues. Since good governance is widely considered as one crucial solution to eliminate both inefficiency and inequality within our societies, governments and international institutions pay more attention to policies that ensure good governance - sound processes of decision-making and by which decisions are implemented in public sectors. The Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) has established a new two-year MA program, the Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP), to meet the needs of good governance required to implement and evaluate policies that effectively solve diverse public problems such as environmental damage, public health, education, national and regional development, welfare reform, and international security. As the GSIR faculty and students create a variety of formal and informal ideas we can have a vital impact on shaping the capacity to deal with such problems.... [-]


MA in Public Policy W/ Women's Studies Concentration

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Washington

Course work in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies may be applied to the PhD program in Public Policy at the George Washington University. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Public Management. A Master's degree program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers a grounding in both feminist theory and empirical knowledge about the condition of women in the United States and around the world. Students may tailor an interdisciplinary program to meet a wide array of interests in either applied Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or in advanced interdisciplinary or discipline-based scholarship. Graduates of the GW Women's Gender, and Sexuality program are applying their knowledge and skills to careers in government and as teachers, researchers, lobbyists, public affairs specialists, and advocacy organizations staff members. About one-third of our graduates go on to earn doctoral or other professional degrees. The Program offers two MA Degrees: Master of Arts in the field of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Master of Arts in the field of Public Policy with a concentration in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies For Both Degrees: Evening Courses are available to accommodate working students Part time study (6 credit hours per semester) is permitted Course work in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies may be applied to the PhD program in Public Policy at the George Washington University. Master of Arts in the field of Public Policy with a concentration in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies One theory course: WSTU 6220: Fundamentals of Feminist Theory (Fall) or WSTU 6225: Contemporary Feminist Theory (or WSTU approved theory course) One methods course WSTU 6221: Research Issues in Feminist Studies (2nd Year, Fall) 5 courses in the... [-]

MA in Public Management and Governance (CW / RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This coursework Master’s programme comprises one compulsory and three elective modules to be completed as well as a compulsory minor dissertation. The compulsory module is a Research Methodology module, and is supplemented by three additional elective modules. The research Master’s Degree requires the student to submit a dissertation on a relevant topic within the academic field of Public Management and Governance. A lecturer within the Department would act as supervisor for the study. [+]

MA in Public Management and Governance (CW) This coursework Master’s programme comprises one compulsory and three elective modules to be completed as well as a compulsory minor dissertation. The compulsory module is a Research Methodology module, and is supplemented by three additional elective modules. The compulsory dissertation is in the form of a research project. The coursework Master’s Degree structure makes provision either for two specialised sub-disciplinary foci, or for a general PMG focus through a random choice of three electives out of a possible nine available modules. One specialised focus is on evaluating general public sector policy management and governance and the second focuses on a specialisation in advanced municipal management and governance. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Public Governance, Public Administration or Public Management and Development or a similar recognised qualification with a minimum average of 65%. In certain instances, the General Regulations with reference to the MPhil Degree may be applied by the Dean in consultation with the Head of the Department of Public Governance in order to admit a student to the programme. Appropriate administrative and managerial work exposure of three years, preferably in the public sector, as deemed adequate and appropriate by the Head of the Department of Public Governance. Prospective Master’s students who have a BA Honours Degree in Public Management and Governance and who may want to proceed and articulate from the Honours Degree in Public Governance, and who lack three years of practical experience in the public sector will have to... [-]

MA in People Management

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 12  August 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

In an ever changing business environment, organisations are looking to HR professionals to respond to and shape future performance and success, facilitate management and development within a global context, and embrace innovative approaches that will meet the demands placed on modern organisations. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Public Management. Focusing on areas such as strategy, people resourcing, reward management, employment relations and leadership, this MA is designed to develop recent graduates and those in the early stages of their career who want delve deeper into the field and enhance career progression. Not only does the course address highly relevant topics of people management and development but it is also grounded in the professional standards of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, ensuring you meet internationally recognised HR benchmarks. Core to the course is the develop of capabilities in utilising people related data, metrics, and analytics for insight driven and informed practice to further the priorities of the organisation. The course also has a number of activities such as case studies, student led appraisals and residential which all embed an understanding of the application of theory in practice. We also have flexible learning modes, either over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time with a combination of time slots integrating evening and weekend options, as well as an enhanced 15 month version if you want a more graduated approach to undertaking study. [-]

MA in Public Policy and Administration

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Adler School is poised to offer this program beginning fall 2013, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [+]

MA in Public Policy and Administration

The Adler School is poised to offer this program beginning fall 2013, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration offers students an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to engage in advocacy, understand government and public policy, and manage non-profit, private and governmental organizations.   A focus on excellent communication skills will enable students to successfully lead organizations, advance an advocacy agenda, and problem-solve in complex situations.

This program is designed to provide students competencies in the following areas:... [-]


Master of Global Public Policy

RANEPA - The Russian Presindetial Academy of National Economy and Public Policy
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

The MGPP is a two-year master’s degree that meets international standards and has been carefully benchmarked to the top graduate-level public policy programs around the world. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Public Management. The new initiative for Russia and the world Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) is launching a new Master of Global Public Policy (MGPP) degree program in September 2014. The program is designed to prepare its graduates as future leaders and professionals to interact between business and state, to be experts in state and transnational corporation management that are able to integrate businesses, industries, and whole regions in the global international cooperation. This program is the first of a two-year full-time master's program in Russia, which is taught in English only. The highest quality of education The program will be taught by professors from top universities, such as Oxford, Harvard, Sorbonne, Georgetown, London School of Economics, as well as major experts of global politics from Russia, Europe, North America, Asia and universities-partners from the BRICS countries. The Program Director is Professor Robin J. Lewis, a former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of International Relations and Public Policy of the Columbia University (USA). Practice-oriented program The program consists of three elements: a core curriculum, two concentrations and a final project. At the end of the second semester students choose one of the following concentrations: "Russia and the World" or "Global Development and Emerging Economies". In the third semester, students will choose a final project, either a research-based Thesis or a practice-based Capstone Project. Students are provided with 1. Campus accomodation, 2. Scholarships, 3. Joint training with students from the USA,... [-]

Master of Arts in Social and Public Policy

Duquesne University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The Policy Center awards a Master of Arts degree in Social and Public Policy with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Administration or Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. [+]

Duquesne University and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy is offering a special 25 percent tuition and fee award to incoming graduate students in our program. The Policy Center awards a Master of Arts degree in Social and Public Policy with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Administration or Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. The Master of Arts degree comprises 36 credits (12 courses), which generally require two academic years of full-time study (nine credit-hours per semester). All M.A. students take "Research Methods" and "Values, Ethics and Policy" and write either a three-credit thesis or an enhanced research paper. The remaining credits are in a concentration and elective courses. Up to six approved credits from another institution may count toward the degree. Concentration in Policy Analysis and Administration The concentration in policy analysis and administration will give you the analytic and technical skills, broad understanding of public policy formulation and implementation, and a specialization that will help you succeed in your area of interest. Students in this concentration: - Learn the nature of the policy-making process; - Gain an understanding of the techniques of policy analysis and social science research methodology; - Investigate at least one substantive areas of public policy (e.g., health, environment, human services, community development). A concentration in policy analysis and administration prepares graduates to devise, analyze and implement policies to respond to today's challenging social and political problems, to work as administrators or policy analysts in public, private and non-profit organizations. Concentration in Conflict... [-]

Master of Arts in Social Policy

Empire State College, State University of New York
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 USA Saratoga Springs

The Master of Arts in Social Policy is designed for practitioners, managers, and administrators in public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors who want to learn more about how to make either governmental or organizational policies more effective. [+]

The Master of Arts in Social Policy is designed for practitioners, managers, and administrators in public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors who want to learn more about how to make either governmental or organizational policies more effective.

Students in the Social Policy graduate program are frequently involved in or interested in understanding and improving policies that impact the working lives of fellow employees, the lives of those their organizations serve, and their communities.

In this program you build skills in policymaking, implementation and analysis and develop a greater understanding of the connections among federal, state, local and organizational policies and policy processes.... [-]