Master of Public Sector Management Programme Details

Modular Course Structure
A combination of core and elective courses. Courses are of variable length depending on their ECTS credits and students attend one course at a time.

Flexible Selection of Courses
Students can take courses in any sequence throughout the programme to fit their own schedule as long as they have the necessary prerequisites.

ECTS Composition
To graduate, students are required to earn 120 ECTS credits: 78 ECTS from taught core courses, 12 ECTS from taught elective courses, 30 ECTS from a final project work

Rolling Admissions
Students can apply for admissionto the CIIM MPSM any time of the year. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations on student admissions to the Programme Committee.

Students can choose to complete their coursework at a rapid pace in 18 months or at a more relaxed pace taking up to a maximum of three years.

Courses are taught during evenings and weekends leaving weekdays free for work.

Admission Requirement

We seek to select highly qualified candidates who are motivated and who will make a positive contribution at CIIM. Our students share a demonstrated capacity for leadership and a desire to affect positive change.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited programme
  • A minimum of three years postgraduate work experience
  • Proficiency in English (graduation from an English speaking institution, TOEFL, IELTS or similar standardised test)
  • Successful personal interview.

Programme Table

Core Courses: Total 78 ECTS

Course Code ECTS
Basic Functional Skills
Cost Benefit Analysis MB505 6
Managerial Economics MB420 6
Public Finance & Public Policy MP515 6
Quantitative & Qualitative Methods MB730 6
Operations & Supply Chain Management MB675 6
Leadership & People Skills
Communication & Negotiation Skills MB680 6
Ethics, CSR & Sustainability MB540 6
Leading & Managing People & Organisations MB685 6
Managing Human Resources MB425 6
Strategic Thinking & Practice
E-Government MP420 6
Public Private Partnerships & Regulatory Strategies MP525 6
Strategic Planning for the Public Sector MP430 6
Managing Strategic Change MB515 6
Final Project Workshop MB525
Total ECTS Credits (Core Courses) 78

MPSM Students can choose elective courses from other CIIM Postgraduate Programmes.

Elective Courses: 12 ECTS
Final Year Project: 30 ECTS
Programme Total: 120 ECTS

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