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Public Management

Degree type
Bachelor Public Management
Language of education
English (100%)
48 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences
Den Haag

Program description

The Public Management Program teaches you to deal with global issues, shape public policy and solve international problems. You will develop skills to become a policy maker and a project manager.

Peace, safety, trade, the greenhouse effect and human rights are all issues governed by international agreements. These agreements are made by governments and a range of international organisations, as well as companies. Do you have acute analytical skills, strong self-discipline and good social skills? Can you see yourself addressing international problems? Do you have a passion for politics, ideas, and good powers of persuasion? Are you ready to help design international policy?

Study Program
The Bachelor of International Public Management is a four-year, full-time programme. It’s a very practical, hands-on programme, where you’ll learn by doing.

In the first two years, you’ll learn the fundamentals, developing the skills and knowledge you’ll actually need in your career. But you’ll spend quite a lot of your time actually working on team projects, solving problems drawn from real life scenarios.

In the final two years of your programme, you’ll have to apply everything you’ve learned and practiced on a work placement, or job, for a real organization. So you’ll graduate with two years of experience already behind you. You choose your minors, your work placement and your thesis subject, so you can customize your final two years to your own ambitions and career goals.

We want to produce graduates who are comfortable doing business in a globalized world. Working in foreign places, doing business in different languages, working with people from other cultures.

While you’re here, we’ll expose you to as many international and cross-cultural experiences as possible. We have over 150 partner institutions, all over the globe. We send hundreds of students to study or do work placements abroad - from the US and Europe to South Africa and South America, from the Far East to the Middle East.

Public Management Program Content

The first two years of the Public Management program are when most of the classroom-based learning takes place. You’ll explore subjects and themes like:

  • Public Management
  • Trade,  Economics and Governance
  • International Law
  • International Organisations
  • Political Science
  • Finance
  • Social Science 
  • Professional English
  • Management Skills
  • International Relations

You’ll learn through a mix of lectures, group debates and discussions, team projects and individual assignments.

In the final two years, you’ll have more of a say over what you study. While you work for a real organisation on a work placement, you can specialise in a field that interests you – either one of the offered minors (European Public Management, European Public Management, Globalization and its new divides, Globalisation, Governance and Governments, International Law) or a different field altogether.

Public Management Career Prospects

The Public Management program prepares you for a career as either a policy maker or manager in an organization that deals with complex, international public issues – like global warming, trade, peace and security, or human rights, for example.

Can you see yourself working in government, or international organizations, running a department or managing projects? Do you have a head for shaping public policy or solving international problems? It takes an analytical brain and self-discipline, balanced by strong social skills – engaging with people, motivating your team.

But you don’t necessarily need to work in the public sector. There are lots of businesses who need exactly the same knowledge and skills. Multinationals like KLM and Shell are also affected by public policy, and they need people need people with specialist knowledge, as well as solid management skills.

Public Management Student Reviews

Read what current Public Management Students have to say about the program. Topistar Ong’ango (29) is from Busia in Kenya and she is about to complete her studies. Topistar has just finished an internship at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Read what students have to say about the Public Management Program

Public Management Related Programs

Besides Public Management Program, The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers a range of other Management  related programs such as International Financial Management and Control.

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Public Management Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Public Management Program program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top Management degree at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Public Management Program

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is offering a total of 54 scholarships to students who would like to start their bachelor program during the academic year 2013-2014. At  €5,000 each, the scholarships cover almost two-thirds of the total first year university’s tuition fee. For more information, go to the The Hague University Scholarship program.

About The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University aims to train the professionals of the future. They will be able to  perform more and different tasks with their knowledge in their changing professional domains. With practical knowledge and insight, they are able to contribute to innovation within their professions; translate practical knowledge and insight into creative findings, new designs, new processes and smart innovations.

Our 21,300 students, as well as our staff, come from over 146 different nationalities. That diversity is one of our most powerful resources. The exchange of competing ideas and opinions is what leads to real innovation.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Non-Dutch students will need a qualification equal to the Dutch VWO diploma such as International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur or GCE-A levels. Other diplomas may also be recognised but these will be subject to assessment.

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