Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP)

Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP)

The Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) offers two-year master degrees: MA in Public Management (PM) and MA in Public Policy (PP). Students are required to complete coursework (at least 40 credits) and write either a thesis or research report on a wide range of managerial or policy issues.

The PMPP provides students with knowledge and skills that are necessary to be good managers in public and non-profit organizations. Basic courses include Introduction fo Policy Analysis, Public Policy Process, Statistical Methods, Econometrics, and Microeconomics I. The PM additionally requires Managing Public Organizations, Public Administration, and Public Finance and Budgeting to learn better ways to improve public service delivery, while students in the PP track must take Cost Benefit Analysis, Introduction to Policy Modeling, and Policy Evaluation to understand policy making and implementation.

Interdisciplinary Nature

PMPP encourages interdisciplinary learning to equip our students with theoretical, analytic, and problem-solving skills and experiences on the issues of public policy and administration. PMPP collaborates with IDP, IRP, and MBA program to expose students with diverse social science perspectives.

Empirical and Quantitative Approach

PMPP has emphasized mathematics, statistics, econometrics, policy modeling, and other quantitative methods to analyze empirical data. This approach helps students identify and solve various managerial and policy problems in the public and nonprofit sector.

Multicultural Diversity

The majority of PMPP students are government employees who come from approximately fifty countries across the globe. Students have opportunities to exchange experiences and develop new ideas because they encounter similar management and policy problems in different institutional settings.

Promoting government innovation

Enrolling in PMPP has been an incredibly enriching experience for me. Between the passionate faculty members and an exceptionally diverse student body, the program equipped me with strong analytical skills and a firm foundation for problem solving. I have learned that decision making based on academic knowledge and critical thinking is essential in public policy development.
PMPP was instrumental in grooming myself and my peers into skilled professionals who will greatly contribute to our home countries. I encourage you to consider this program and take advantage of a great curriculum and learning environment.

Nomin Byambaa, (GSIR-PMPP 2019)
Consultant, Fiscal Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of Finance, Mongolia

Nurturing public leaders

Networking is key to success in the modern globalized world. It will give you opportunities to learn about various cultures, religions, life-styles, and success stories firsthand.
IUJ provides cross-cultural understanding and friendships between nations through the unique opportunities it offers to live together with representatives of 50+ countries. This diverse student body is one of IUJ’s main competitive advantages.

Nino Tskhvariashvili, (GSIR-PMPP 2018)
Operations Officer, Trademarks Department, NaexasCompass Asia

Managing complexity and resilience

Kyohei Yamada

Professor and Program Director of PMPP

Program Director’s Message

PMPP is a global graduate program for future leaders in the public sector and ranked at No.10 in Asia by the Eduniversal Best Master Ranking 2021.

We have three distinctive features. First, it puts emphasis on evidence-based approaches toward public organization management, policy making, and policy implementation. Our courses are designed to develop students’ capacity for handling a variety of data and identifying relevant evidence. Second, PMPP enables students to take interdisciplinary approaches for public management and policy. Lastly, our greatest strength lies in the unique and diverse community: the majority of our students are public officials from all over the world.


PMPP core courses, such as introduction to policy analysis, managing public organizations, public administration, and public policy process provide basic knowledge and skills for public management and policy analysis. Three advanced seminars facilitate discussion between students and their supervisors regarding a master’s thesis or research report


PMPP elective courses, such as public human resource management, leadership in the public sector, local government and public service, introduction to policy modeling, and information policy and management discuss diverse managerial and policy issues in the public and nonprofit sector.

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