MA in Public Management

Main Features

About PMPP

The Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) in the Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) provides scholars with an American public management and policy curriculum so that they can prepare for successful public managers in the near future. All PMPP faculty members studied in reputable universities in the U.S. and have maintained international standards for research and education.

GSIR offers M.A. in public management (two-year regular master program), M.A. in public management with information systems management concentration (two-year master program), Master of public policy in public management concentration (one-year master program), and Ph.D. in public management (three-year doctoral program).

Main Features of the PMPP

Our program possesses three distinguished features as a leading program in public management and policy analysis.

Interdisciplinary Program

PMPP emphasizes interdisciplinary nature of public management and policy analysis.
As an applied social science, public management (public administration) utilizes knowledge and lessons from political science, management, economics, sociology, psychology, law, etc. to formulate and solve public problems effectively. PMPP is tightly coupled with the International Development Program (IDP) of GSIR; students may take IDP courses and choose an IPD faculty member as his or her supervisor. PMPP even encourages students to take courses of GSIR and the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM).

Empirical and Quantitative Approach

PMPP requires all students to study basic mathematics, statistics, econometrics, and microeconomics. Students are required to use spreadsheet software and Stata to analyze data. PMPP also emphasizes empirical studies that analyze managerial and policy problems and find practical solutions on the basis of logical and systematic analyses.

Multicultural Campus

IUJ is proud of its international and multicultural campus. Students come from over fifty countries with cultural and religious diversity. The majority of students and faculty members live in on-campus apartments and dormitories, facilitating formal and informal interactions among students, faculty members, and administrative staff members.