Executive - Public Management

Hertie School of Governance GmbH
In Berlin

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  • Master
  • Berlin
  • Dauer:
    2 Jahre

Gerichtet an: Highly qualified professionals with work experience in Germany, or in other European or OECD countries. In educating leaders in public management, the Hertie School of Governance seeks managers from government, business and the Non-profit-sector as well as graduates seeking a change of career.

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Wo und wann

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Friedrichstraße 180, 10117, Berlin, Deutschland
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· Voraussetzungen

  • Higher education degree
  • at least two years of relevant work experience (average work experience of our participants is 9 years)
  • good knowledge of English


The Executive Master of Public Management (EMPM) programme is aimed at experienced professionals from the private, the public and the non-profit sector. The EMPM provides the qualifications needed for the modernisation of public administration and for better cooperation between government, business and civil society. Professionals acquire additional qualifications in management, make contacts with participants from other sectors and profit from the experience of an international team of teachers from academia, the public sector and the business world.

The programme conveys general management and leadership competencies. Participants will develop the skills needed to motivate their staff, promote organisational change, design and administrate budgets, initiate strategic developments or raise the performance of their unit, department or organisation.

At the same time, participants analyse current change processes, as well as trends in the interaction between different institutions and sectors. They learn to assess future scenarios and to apply appropriate management methods for mastering them.

The quality of the master's programme is rooted in two principles: interdisciplinarity and practical application. The EMPM combines conceptual approaches from economics and the social sciences to further students' understanding of complex governance challenges and relevant management instruments. The participants work on international case studies and discuss phenomena against the background of their own work experience. Expert practitioners from the public and private sectors visit the courses to report on current issues in their fields.

Participants in the EMPM programme choose an individual area of concentration and can either study full-time over a period of one year or complete the programme over a period of two years if they wish to study part-time while working. The curriculum includes 46 days of presence, with approximately 20 days per year falling on weekdays. Courses take place in blocks of two or three days each. This arrangement enables students from all over Germany and also from abroad to participate in the programme as travelling is manageable.

Prospective students must have at least two years' professional work experience. Most participants hold a degree in economics, law or political sciences, but also biologists, physicists or anthropologists are amongst the EMPM students.

The EMPM is a fully accredited programme (ACQUIN) and a joint degree of the Hertie School of Governance and the University of Potsdam. It is implemented under the administrative lead of the Hertie School, with all courses taking place at the Friedrichstraße campus in the heart of Berlin.

In each module the participants receive credit points in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (60 ECTS). There is no final examination.

Applying for the EMPM Programme
The EMPM programme starts every year in September.
Applications for the coming academic year (starting in September 2012) are being accepted until 15 March 2012 (relevant for scholarship applications) or 15 May 2012 (late application deadline) via the EMPM Online Application Form.

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All students are required to pay tuition fees. The fees for the one-year intensive programme total EUR 20,00.

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