Master of Public Management (MPM) at the University of Potsdam

An executive Public Management-degree for young professionals


The fully accredited Master of Public Management (MPM) at the University of Potsdam equips young professionals with a new understanding of public service issues. As a program that aims to contribute to a sustainable development in the public sector, it provides students with the necessary theoretical foundations, practical management and communication skills and hands-on knowledge that make them capable of driving public administration reform. The entire program is conducted in English and brings together a selected group of students from all over the world.

Key Features of the MPM

  • One-year, fulltime Master degree with 60 ECTS
  • Conducted at the University of Potsdam - one of the three most important German universities in Politics, Administration and Management
  • Three specializations: Public Policy and Administration (PPA), Global Public Policy (GPP) and GeoGovernance (GG)
  • Highly recognized and experienced faculty consisting of academics and professionals
  • Enhanced career prospects and an Alumni network in more than 85 countries
  • Continuous on-campus support and use of all University facilities and services
  • Completely conducted in English
  • Fully accredited by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA)

  • Tuition fees: 12.900€

Curriculum Design

In order to meet the requirements of a public sector that is facing increasingly complex organizational problems and policy changes, the program equips its participants with solid theoretical knowledge, a broad range of practical skills and particular training in one of three specialization areas: Public Policy and Administration, Global Public Policy or GeoGovernance.

The academic curriculum is complemented by practical insights into the work of experts and professionals through a number of extracurricular activities. This way, within one year, the MPM and its unique set-up meets the demand for appropriately trained, managerial staff and the majority of the program's Alumni hold executive positions in ministries, local governments and NGO's.

The Potsdam Center for Policy and Management (PCPM)

The executive degree is part of the Potsdam Center for Policy and Management (PCPM), a national and international center of competence in research, training and consulting for the public sector and thus part of the excelling profile in Public Sector and Governance research of the University of Potsdam. On Campus Griebnitzsee, close to Berlin, students are taught by a highly recognized faculty from different professional and academic sectors.

Apply now!

The MPM program is particularly designed for young professionals who have a first academic degree in social sciences, economics, business management, law or natural sciences. Applicants should ideally have professional work experience in the public sector, non-governmental organizations or development agencies or a strong interest to pursue a career in these sectors.
Applications will open again in December 2019 - until then, learn more about the procedure and requirements in the application section.


The organization and implementation (including all legal matters) is being carried out through UP Transfer GmbH, the non-profit limited company for knowledge and technology transfer at the University of Potsdam.