The following list states the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of prospective students interested in our Public Management and Policy Analysis Program.
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1. Is PMPP only for government employees?

No, you do not have to be a government employee. While the majority of our students come from the public sector, we welcome students who are interested in understanding the fields of public management and public policy.

2. Why should I study public management and public policy?

Perspectives of public management and public policy are useful in tackling 21st century social challenges that revolve around the public sector, which include the use of emergent technologies, climate change, or      fiscal retrenchment.

3. Is an MA in Public Management or Public Policy worth it?

With a master’s degree in public management or public policy, you will have a better understanding of the public sector and acquire skills necessary for formulating and evaluating good policies as well as analyzing various issues surrounding the public sector. The degree would be useful in advancing your career in the public sector or getting a job in the public sector, NGOs, or international organizations. Given our strong emphasis on research, you would also be prepared to pursue a PhD in the future as well.

4. Is public policy a good career?

Training in public policy provides opportunities to work on complex policy and management issues at regional, national and international levels. Graduates of the program find employment opportunities in policy analysis and program management in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

5. What are the job opportunities after getting a degree in public management or public policy?

The majority of our students are mid-career government employees and most of them continue to serve in the public service after they graduate. There are other possibilities, however. Some find jobs in the private sector, NGOs, and international organizations after graduation. There are also alumni who advance to PhD programs right after graduation or later in their careers.