University of Potsdam
Embedded in Potsdam’s unique cultural landscape, in close proximity to palaces and gardens, the relatively young University of Potsdam has established itself at three locations. The campus Am Neuen Palais, which is in the immediate proximity of the Park of Sanssouci, is home to the Faculty of Arts. In rural Golm, where one of the largest science parks of the region has grown, there are the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Human Sciences. The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and the Law Faculty are in Griebnitzsee, not very far from Babelsberg with its historical film studios. This is where MPM students study.
The Master of Public Management (MPM) progam is offered in three different specialization streams. More information about contents and core modules of the streams can be found on the following websites:
Public Policy and Administration (PPA) Stream
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) Stream
The specialization in Global Public Policy (GPP) takes an interdisciplinary approach to successfully address the challenges of global interdependence. Faculty members and students work together on the analysis and design of international policies and options for implementation. Students receive a firm grounding in international politics, international development and international organizations and draw on the latest approaches. MPM GPP graduates are 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.
GeoGovernance (GG) Stream
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.
The 12-month MPM program is particularly designed
Applications are welcome from professionals currently working in:
As a program that further aims to contribute to a sustainable development in the public service of developing and transition countries, it has been emphasizing management problems in public sector organizations in these countries in particular. Previous students have been mid-career professionals in their mid-twenties to mid-forties who held professional and management positions prior to participating in the MPM program.
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All documents (including transcripts and degree certificates) have to be submitted in English. Please send all documents merged into one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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