Diploma Policy for Ph.D. in Public Management (Public Management Cluster)

In order to accomplish the objectives stipulated in the IUJ Graduate School Regulations, as well as the mission of GSIR, Public Management Cluster (PM Cluster) defines the degree requirements and learning objectives which are necessary to Ph.D. in Public Management as follows:

Degree Requirements

  • Enrollment Requirements
    Students are required to enroll for a minimum of three years (nine terms).
  • Course/Credit Requirements
    Students are required to complete a necessary number of credits designated by Public Management Cluster. Credits will be given to students who have completed all activities related to the assessment specified in the course syllabus and have a final evaluation score of 60 points or above (out of 100).Moreover, students are required to sit the comprehensive examination at the end of the first year and only those who pass the examination is eligible to proceed with doctoral candidacy. The comprehensive examination is conducted by a written examination.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Requirements
    Students are required to complete and submit an acceptable Ph.D. dissertation under the guidance of the supervisory committee comprised of a supervisor and two advisors. A part of the dissertation must be accepted by an international peer refereed journal in advance.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Examination Requirements
    Students are required to pass a Ph.D. Dissertation Examination conducted orally by an examining committee comprised of the supervisory committee (a supervisor and two advisors) and an external examiner.

Learning Objectives

The students in the degree program of Ph.D. in Public Management are required to:


  • Know the institutional roles and responsibilities of the multiple levels of government;
  • Be able to identify and theoretically analyze the stages of public policy processes, and the primary players in the official roles;
  • Analyze public policy conflicts and evaluate the effectiveness of policy tools and instruments used to resolve policy disputes in a deliberative and consensual way;
  • Assess the accountability and performance measurement processes used in government policy and management; and
  • Understand how non-governmental and civil society stakeholders are engaged in and affect public management and policy processes.


  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of public management and policy;
  • Demonstrate analytical and theoretical writing of public management and policy projects;
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically review public management and policy studies; and
  • Critically assess the issues of public management and public policies at different levels of government.


  • Articulate and apply theoretical perspectives to public management and policy issues;
  • Contribute to the policy process information and analysis; and
  • Understand the ethical issues involved in many dimensions of public management and policy processes.