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The postgraduate “Master of Public Management” (MPM) is ideal for future executives in politics, the economy, and civil society, who wish to obtain scientifically well-founded yet practice-oriented qualifications that allow them to meet the complex managerial demands in a fast-changing, global environment.
In order to be able to understand the dynamics of change in the public sector and to impact them successfully, scientific analyses, training, support, and consultation are necessary.
In the focus area “Public Policy and Management” and at the “Potsdam Center for Policy and Management” at the University of Potsdam, political and administrative scientists, sociologists, and economists cooperate in joint research projects, doctoral programs, and courses of study.
Thus, the goal of the postgraduate program “Master of Public Management” (MPM) is to theoretically and empirically combine the varied disciplinary and practical approaches of teaching and consulting in the areas of governance, state modernization, and administrative modernization. These approaches are integrated into the curriculum, which is both oriented towards research and practical applicability.
One special focus of the MPM program is on development policies, especially questions of sustainable quality improvement of public institutions.
The postgraduate study course Master of Public Management (MPM) came into existence in 1999. It is an English-language Executive Master for mid-career technical and managerial personnel, especially from developing or transitional economies, and it currently offers three areas of specialization:
In the specialization area “GeoGovernance” you benefit from the cooperation with renowned natural sciences institutes such as the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). In particular, an MPM/GeoGovernance degree enables graduates to critically reflect on and evaluate the complex interrelations of natural transformation processes, climate change, and their related political-administrative processes. Such skills are crucial for specialists and managers working at the intersection of various political and administrative spheres.