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Information on the program pause

The Master of Public Management was paused starting October 2023 and will not continue in its original form. Currently, possibilities for (follow-up) projects are discussed and considered, which would allow UP Transfer GmbH at the University of Potsdam to continue using the network and knowledge built over the last 24 years of running the program. We will keep you updated about future developments on this website as soon as possible and are open to questions in the meantime.


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, full-time Master degree with 60 ECTS
  • Conducted at the University of Potsdam - one of the three most important German universities in Politics, Administration and Management
  • Highly recognized and experienced faculty consisting of academics and professionals
  • Enhanced career prospects and an Alumni network in more than 89 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: 13.400€

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 both solid theoretical knowledge and a broad range of practical skills. Students may choose elective courses from among four specialization areas: Management in Public Administration, Global Public Policy, Sustainability & Environmental Governance, and Digitalization & Public Policy. 

The academic curriculum is complemented by practical insights into the work of experts and professionals through a number of extracurricular activities. Within one year, the MPM and its unique set-up are able to meet the demand for appropriately trained, managerial staff. 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.

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.