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Gerhard Hammerschmid, Director of the Executive Master of Public Management (EMPM) at the Hertie School of Governance tells us more about the programme. [more]
The Executive Master of Public Management (EMPM) programme is aimed at experienced professionals from the private, the public and the non-profit sector. On average, students are 37 years of age and have a work experience of 11 years (the required minimum is two years). Most participants hold a degree in economics, law or social sciences, but also biologists, physicists or anthropologists are amongst the EMPM students.
The EMPM provides the qualifications needed for the modernization of public administration and for better cooperation between government, business and civil society. Professionals acquire additional qualifications in management, make contacts with participants from other sectors, and profit from the experience of an international team of teachers from academia, the public sector and the business world.
Participants choose an individual area of concentration and can either study full-time over a period of one year or complete the programme over a period of two years if they wish to study part-time while working. The EMPM curriculum requires 46 days of presence, with approximately 20 days per year falling on weekdays. Courses take place in blocks of two or three days each. This arrangement enables students who live and work outside Berlin or even outside Germany to participate in the programme.
The quality of the programme is rooted in two principles: interdisciplinarity and practical application. The EMPM combines economics and social sciences to further students' understanding of complex governance challenges and management solutions. The participants work on international case studies and discuss phenomena against the background of their own work experience. Experts of all sectors regularly share current issues and discuss challenges and possible solutions with the students.
The EMPM is a joint degree of the Hertie School of Governance and the University of Potsdam. The Hertie School of Governance is an accredited and state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany. The EMPM is a fully accredited programme (ACQUIN). Following a framework agreement with the Federal Ministry of Interior (BMI), 30 officials from German Federal Ministries participated in the programme since 2008. Cooperation agreements with Copenhagen Business School (CBS), ESCP Europe and the University of Bern allow EMPM students to visit courses at these schools and vice versa. KPMG supports the EMPM programme with an endowed professorship.