Master
Public Management

Take an active role in shaping the transformation of public administration. Your master’s degree in Public Management will make it possible. 

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MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

E-government, smart cities, agile organisational structures: the public sector is facing great challenges. As Public Manager (M.A.), exciting tasks will await you at a senior management position in the public sector. From procurement management to change management, from New Work all the way to training and coaching employees. A focus at all times: practically applying your knowledge in the administration as well as your digital skills. 

With your master’s programme in Public Management, you will receive an interdisciplinary education in the law, leadership, as well as in technology and innovation management. You will learn about new technologies and forms of work in public administration and will later be able to use them appropriately with ease. Your legal expertise in public law will also be trained. After graduation, you will be a sought-after expert with administrative knowledge for digital transformation. You will have strategic skills, know all about trend indicators and be able to implement projects according to modern methods and tools. You will also be able to use change management, specifically for digital change projects.  

It is already possible to specialise while studying for your master’s degree to become a Public Manager. For example, in the fields of sustainability and the environment, intelligent urban design, public health and social issues, digitisation and transformation or HR Analytics and development. Another special feature: You will be able to acquire international certificates during your studies. For example, for information security and data protection – this way, you will become a certified data protection officer. It is also possible to become a certified Six Sigma manager for process management and process optimisation. 

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Why you should study at IU

SALARY INCREASE up to 20%
By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
MORE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE
The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
OPTIMAL PROMOTION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Start out in the professional world without compromises - no problem with a degree from us.

YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. PUBLICALLY EFFECTIVE.

Your future? Safe and sound. With your M.A. in Public Management, you will be able to count on a secure career in administration providing lucrative opportunities. After graduation, you will, for example, be able to work as: 

EMPLOYEE OR CIVIL SERVANT IN THE HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE OR COMPARABLE STATE SERVICE

You can work as a manager in cross-sectional areas of various federal authorities as well as in non-profit institutions and manage projects of all kinds, especially in the field of digital transformation. You can also take on the role of a specialist officer in a specially created position, e.g. Chief Digital Officer (CDO) or Chief Information Officer (CIO). You can also work in a specialist position.

INHOUSE CONSULTANT

As an in-house consultant, you are responsible for advising the top management of public authorities or public institutions in the context of digital transformation. You act as an expert for internal change, lead internal change processes and promote corresponding training and coaching measures for employees.

PROJECT MANAGER

As a project manager, you lead progressive projects in public institutions in the course of current social challenges (e.g. sustainability, social change or efficiency). You usually manage an interdisciplinary team and keep track of all procedures and processes. In addition, as a sub-project manager, you can provide support in various specialist areas and constantly expand your horizons.

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  • 100% online study - no compulsory attendance and optionally full or part-time 
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