Master of Science in Public Policy and Management


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Course Overview

The Master in Public Policy and Management is a degree for professionals with significant practical experience who have a desire to acquire essential management and analytic skills that would allow them to meet policy management challenges. The Master in Public Policy and Management hones and integrates the professionals’ talents to enhance their effectiveness in the world of policy. The Master in Public Policy and Management is useful to the public service practitioners and other practitioners who are involved in policy design, implementation and evaluation as well as governance. It is also useful to those who are interested in developing their leadership capacities, knowledge, skills and talent. This qualification can be used to secure leadership positions in management in the public sector, in non-governmental organizations, and in a variety of other professional settings such as hospitals, parastatal, private and community organizations. The Master in Public Policy and Management program aims at strengthening the public policy and managerial skills of future leaders, senior managers and professionals from both the public and private sectors. This program provides committed policy professionals with the theoretical foundation and practical tools they need to make a difference. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
PPM 501 Good Governance and Compliance 8
PPM 502 Systems Thinking and Strategic Development 8
PPM 503 Innovations in Public Management 7
PPM 504 Technology and Economic Growth 7
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
PPM 511 Policy, Strategy and Resources 8
PPM 512 Ethics, Legal and Institutional Dynamics 8
PPM 513 Systems Synthesis and Policy Analysis 7
PPM 514 Fiscal Planning and Management Control Systems 7
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
PPM 601 Research Methodology 8
PPM 602 The State, Public Policy and Management 8
PPM 603 Global Labour & Employment Law 7
PPM 604 Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility 7
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
PPM 611 Business Risk & Intelligence for Management 10
PPM 612 Entrepreneurship 10
PPM 613 Master Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

Public policy management and analysis is a broad career field with many opportunities for individuals. Many careers in public policy management revolve around issues regarding the environment, sustainability, and the impact of humanity around the world. Individuals wishing to work in public policy management may have careers as managers at federal or state agencies, directors of nonprofit agencies, elected government officials or attorneys.


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