Master of Arts in Public Management and Policy, M.A. | Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) | Lugano, Switzerland
24 months
Duration
8000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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About

The public sector has radically changed in recent years and creates interesting and exciting professional opportunities that require new appropriately qualified professionals. The variety of abilities, skills, and knowledge required by anyone wishing to occupy a position of responsibility and promote change in the public and in the private nonprofit sector are exactly what the Master offers.

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Overview

The Master in Public Management and Policy is offered by the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana, USI, situated in Lugano, and is promoted by the Swiss Public Administration Network (SPAN). This full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS, for a usual duration of 2 years.

The public sector has radically changed in recent years, and creates interesting and exciting professional opportunities that require new appropriately qualified professionals. The variety of abilities, skills and knowledge required by anyone wishing to occupy a position of responsibility and promote change in the public and in the private non profit sector are exactly what the Master in Public Management and Policy offers.

Awarded degree

Master of Arts in Public Management and Policy .

Programme Structure

 The PMP teaching curriculum is:

  • interdisciplinary: by combining the competencies of the Faculties of Communication and Economics, the programme proposes a unique, all-round education in fields such as (politics, communication, management, ..)
  • inter-university: this Master programme is part of the "Swiss Public Administration Network" subsidised by the Swiss Confederation. Besides promoting the mobility of students, this university partnership (USI, Berne, Lausanne/IDHEAP) offers a wide range of specialisations, one of which takes place in Lugano. After completing the core courses (1st year) students may decide to undertake the subsequent specialisation stage at another University in the network;
  • intercultural: the organization and teaching methods of this graduate course echo some of the unique aspects of Switzerland: multiculturalism, multilingualism, and federalism.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Italian

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic requirements

The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degree in Public Management and Policy is the completion of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university in public economics, business management, politics, sociology, law, communication sciences, or an equivalent university degree.

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree of a recognised University of Applied Sciences may be admitted with 30-60 additional ECTS to be earned during or before the beginning of the programme, with Bachelor or Master courses according to a study program defined by the scientific director. Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.

Language requirements

Core courses (1st year) are taught in Italian, courses of the Public Communication and Management specialization (2nd year) are taught in English. Language certificates are not required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000
  • International: CHF 4000  

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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