The MPA is a two-year interdisciplinary graduate programme in public policy and administration. We enable students to make an immediate impact on employers by equipping them with world-class applied and professional skills to understand, analyse and produce effective public policy.
In contrast to similar programmes in other policy schools, we place special emphasis on rigorous empirical training, particularly in economics, econometrics and political science. You will apply these skills to real-world scenarios via the MPA Capstone in the second year of the MPA. Only a two-year degree can offer this depth of study and the combination of methodological discipline with practical application.
This challenging programme produces well-rounded professionals who make an immediate impact for employers in the public sector, private companies, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations around the world, including government departments and agencies, consultancies and international development agencies.
The first year of the MPA is common to all students. From the start of the second year you wil specialise in one of six policy streams:
As a member of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), the Institute of Public Affairs offers its MPA students the opportunity to spend their second year of study at one of our GPPN partner institutions. Students already in their first year at one of our partner schools can also apply to enter directly into the second year of the LSE MPA.
By combining study on the LSE MPA with study at another internationally-renowned university, you will experience the challenges and processes of public policy-making and analysis from different academic and cultural perspectives thus equipping you with a high-demand professional skill-set and providing the international exposure frequently sought by top employers.
Our partner schools include
* Note that the programme length for students studying at the University of Tokyo is 24 months with graduation no earlier than December of the second year.
Studying the LSE MPA is an excellent career decision with many global employers attracted both to the intellectual rigour and the practical applications of the course.
MPA graduates take highly competitive jobs in consulting, advisory and analyst roles in government departments, private sector companies (including Deloitte, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, and KPMG); international organisations (including the World Bank, OECD, UNICEF and EBRD); and think tanks: The Overseas Development Institute (ODI); The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR); and the Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
The MA in Asia Pacific Studies/Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide a humanities-based, interdisciplinary degree that applies business expertise to the development of Asia and its impact on global economic systems. Awarded by the USF College of Arts and Sciences and the USF School of Management, the MAPS/MBA program provides a cost and time savings of up to 16 units.
• Separate admission to each school is required.
• Students may begin either program first or begin the programs concurrently.
• Indicate in your "Statement of Purpose" that you are applying to both of these programs for the dual degree.
You can request more information on our website.
• Asia Pacific Studies Core and Elective Courses — 20 credits
8 degree units are waived
• MBA Core courses — 34 credits
• MBA Elective courses — 14 credits
8 units of MBA electives are waived
MBA and MAPS courses are offered during the evening on a year-round basis. MBA courses are also offered during the day and in the summer. This schedule allows you the flexibility to pursue the concurrent degree while working or studying full-time.
MAPS/ MBA students complete the MBA program in either a Full-Time MBA cohort or Part-Time MBA cohort. Eight MAPS units are applied to the MBA elective curriculum.
The MAPS/ MBA can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Students opting for the full time format can complete the program in as little as three years. If students opt to take the program on a part-time basis, then the duration will be extended.
Understanding the vital role of professional development, our program holds an annual Career and Networking Forum for students, alumni, and others in the USF community to engage with various organizations seeking interns and employees. At the most recent event, over 35 organizations — including businesses, non-profits, and recruiters with a connection to the Asia Pacific — attended and approximately 200 people participated. Representatives from The Asia Foundation, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Give2Asia, Pasona, and many others have enjoyed dynamic, productive interactions with students at the Forum.
The Mentor Program is a voluntary, non-credit option offered to students at any time during their two years of study. It presents students with a broad spectrum of possibilities as to how they might apply their degree to their chosen career field and connects students with professionals in their field of interest. The Mentor Program is coordinated by members of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies Executive Advisory Board.
The Professional Development Program (PDP) offers students opportunities to broaden their familiarity with potential career paths and to meet with successful professionals.
The PDP relies heavily on the expertise and voluntary services of working professionals. The majority of these professionals are members of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies Executive Advisory Board. The Board's Professional Development Committee advises the Center for Asia Pacific Studies on the administration and direction of the PDP.
Periodically students in the program are invited to the Executive Networking Evening held on campus in collaboration with the Center for Asia Pacific Studies. Students have the opportunity to meet many of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies' Board members and other professionals in a range of fields.
MAPS students may request training and advice on pursuing a job in an international field, including resume design, mock interviews, and other job training skills.
Haifa University’s School of Political Sciences, in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, now offers a double-degree International Relations MA whereby students are able to make use of the resources, expertise and comprehensive curriculums of both universities, and receive accreditation from both at the completion of the course of study.
The School of Political Sciences at the University of Haifa, established in 1972, offers students the resources and talent of one of Israel's most prominent academic research centers that is engaged in teaching and scholarship in the fields of diplomacy studies, political thought, international relations, public policy, public administration, local administration, comparative and Israeli politics. The Division of International Relations was established in 2000 as part of the School of Political Sciences and plays an important role in training the future generation of researchers and practitioners in the field of International Relations.
Students will spend two semesters of study at each institution and, including a written thesis, will cover a curriculum at Haifa University that has been crafted to elucidate the key role of diplomacy in addressing the broad cluster of issues that affect the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, and which can no longer be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point.
The focus on the role of collaborative diplomatic mechanisms is designed to provide students with new insights, concepts and analytical tools for fully understanding the enhanced functions of diplomacy in an international setting. The program is thus intended to enable students to identify effective solutions for a broad range of political, cultural and economic issues with which they will be faced in the field. Students will also benefit from a broad curriculum at the University of Warsaw, which can be found here.
Courses at the University of Haifa (Year 1)
Courses at the University of Warsaw (Year 2)
The faculty consists of experts in the fields of intelligence, military, economics and policy. The School of Political Sciences, of which the Division of International Relations is a part, is also home to the National Security Studies Center (NSSC) and the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP). Members of the School’s faculty occupy leading editorial positions in worldwide academic publications.
For a full list of faculty members and their fields please refer here.
Information on scholarship and financial aid can be found here.
The Master in Management at ESC Clermont in France is a 2-year programme taught entirely in English and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The first year provides students with strong knowledge in various business and management discipline and the students specialise in the area of interest during the second year. The programme prepares graduates to excel in their career and take on the high-level positions in France, Europe or internationally.
Students are proived with solid insight into different business and management areas while consolidating the expertise of the specialisation of interest. There are also vast opportunities for international exposure and practical training through the different tracks available (semester exchange, dual-degree, gap-year and internships).
A wide choice of tracks
Students may choose from a wide-range of tracks according to their personal career goals.
International experience is an integral element of our programme. Students of the master degree are subject to various international experiences during the period of the programme. The students have the opportunity to spend up to 33 months abroad.
5 opportunities to gain an international cultural experience
The specializations offered to the students aim to equip the students with full awareness and concrete knowledge of the specilisation area granting the students a competitive advantage in today's dynamic labor market.
Specialisations that are entirely in English:
MSc Tracks (as a dual degree) entirely in English
Students may opt for one of our Master of Science Tracks during the final year and obtain both the Master in Management degree and an MSc.
Specialisations in French:
Excellence tracks in French:
Various flexible payment plans and scholarships are offered to international students.
Our main goal is to ensure that the graduates of the Master in Management programme grasp the business knowledge while acquiring valuable professional experience and building strong managerial skills. Each student is required to do a 6-month executive internship during the last semester of the programme. Taking a gap year is also available between the second and third year of the programme to permit students to take on longer internships and work placements that consolidate their expertise in management.
ESC Clermont believes that carrying out professional experiences throughout the educational course is vital for: