Studies in public administration and professional activity in this field both require knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines, such as, for example, Law, Political Sciences, Economics, Management and Sociology. This degree program offers interdisciplinary training with lectures and seminars and case studies focusing on methodology and subject area. As a result, there is a wide variety of teaching staff.
Academic and professional orientation
The Master of Arts in Public Management and Policy has two ambitions: firstly, to train the future managers of Switzerland’s public and semi-public sector as well as its non-profit organizations and secondly, to allow students to take a further step towards doctoral study programmes in corresponding fields.
Inclusion of national cultures
Switzerland’s multilingual culture necessitates a multicultural approach to management in the public and semi-public sectors. This is reflected in the master programme by the inclusion of lecturers from three of the country’s linguistic regions as well as by offering courses in all three regions.
As the courses of the master programme can be attended in all three linguistic regions of Switzerland, student mobility is strongly encouraged.
The Master of Arts PMP mainly addresses the holders of a Bachelor degree in economics, management, social studies and political science, communication or law. Holders of academic degrees in other fields can be admitted under conditions.
- Federal, cantonal and communal public administrations
- Non-profit organizations
- International organizations
- Research and teaching