The EAPAA accredited MPM Program is a science-based and practice-oriented mid-career program that aims to equip professionals with a new understanding of public service issues. Particularly in developing and transition countries, public administration requires decision-makers with interdisciplinary skills who are capable of solving problems in management and communication, thereby helping to drive public administration reform. At the University of Potsdam MPM students are not only are taught by a highly recognized faculty, they also study in an international setting on a very modern campus. The program is complemented by extracurricular activities and a one-week study tour.
Designed to meet the demand for appropriately trained managerial staff the MPM is offered with three specialization streams:
Public Policy and Administration (PPA)
The specialization in Public Policy and Administration (PPA) within the MPM Program offers academically sound, practice-oriented training for public policy and management. The stream combines business management with social sciences perspectives and prepares participants for interdisciplinary approaches to conceptual assessment, implementation, and the adaptation of international management models to the specific circumstances of the public sector.
Global Public Policy (GPP)
Our specialization in Global Public Policy (GPP) takes an interdisciplinary approach to successfully address the challenges of global interdependence. Faculty members and students will work together on the analysis and design of international policies and options for implementation. Students will receive a firm grounding in international politics, international development and international organizations and draw on the latest approaches. MPM Global Public Policy graduates will be able to analyze policy problems beyond the nation state and contribute effectively to the design and formulation of “real world” policies that deal with cross-border problems.
The GeoGovernance (GG) stream provides a science-based additional qualification for professionals working at the interface of administrative and environmental policy. GG aims to better integrate the results of current research on global problems such as natural hazards, climate change and sustainable resource management into policy decision making. To bridge the gap between natural and social sciences, GG has a strong interdisciplinary focus which incorporates earth and environmental topics into the classic public management program. The GeoGovernance stream is based on a strong collaboration with the prestigious Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences within the framework of PROGRESS.
Special Features of the MPM program: