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 420 students from 89 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.