Career Prospects and Alumni

The MPM has a significant impact upon its graduates by enhancing their capacity to manage complex projects, tackle problems and apply theoretical knowledge – that is what the Alumni surveys indicate.

Throughout the program, students have the chance to create a professional network with German and international experts and organizations through site visits and the Study Tour. Furthermore, extracurricular events on individual career support are organized towards the end of each program year, helping students to explore their opportunities and individual profiles. The most valuable network of experts is however the alumni network of the program, as MPM students are young professionals with experiences in the public, private or non-profit sector that they share with their fellow students and alumni.

To date, more than 390 students from 85 different countries graduated from the Master of Public Management. The majority of students hold civil servant, executive and leadership positions in the public or non-profit sector after their studies. They undertake reform projects in the public sector in cooperation with international aid agencies and organizations, such as the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). MPM alumni indicate that the quality of German higher education, the prestige of the University of Potsdam as well as the multidisciplinary approach and international network of the program were most relevant to their career development after the end of their studies. The knowledge and skills acquired during the MPM can be applied to a high degree in the professional life of the alumni and the Master program promotes individual careers and development.

Selection of Employers of our Alumni

Some of our Alumni work in the following public institutions, organizations or research institutes:

  • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana
  • Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Pakistan
  • Ministry of Labour amd Social Security, Zambia
  • Ministry of External Relations/Cameroon High Commission in London
  • Ministry of Justice, Cambodia
  • Ministry of Education of the State of Jalisco, Mexico
  • Senate of the Philippines
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombia
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Sudan
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria
  • UNDP
  • UNESCO
  • UNICEF
  • World Bank
  • GIZ
  • Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
  • Oxfam
  • Greenpeace
  • Climate Focus
  • International Islamic University Islamabad
  • National Institute of Administrative Sciences, Yemen
  • United Nations University, Germany

Where the MPM Alumni come from...