Master in Public Administration (MPA)

The Master in Public Administration (MPA) is a one-year degree for mid-career professionals with at least 5 years of work experience. The MPA is designed to enhance the effectiveness of professionals from the public and non-profit sectors in addressing complex multidimensional policy issues.

The MPA programme places great emphasis on management and decision-making. Students not only develop new perspectives about governance but also gain invaluable practical experience during the capstone Governance Study Project, where they study and offer policy recommendations on a complex, real-life policy problem.

Average Graduate Profile

Average Age at Graduation : 35
Average Work Experience : 5 – 8 Years

Curriculum Focus

  • Management & Leadership
  • Decision-making & problem-solving

Alumni Profile

Graduates from the Master in Public Administration (MPA) programme have gone on to work in the following roles:

  • Senior Planner – Urban Redevelopment Authority
  • Associate Director – Temasek Foundation
  • Development Practitioner – The Asia Foundation
  • Director – National Council of Social Service
  • Public Affairs Manager – Chevron, China
  • Deputy Director – Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Deputy Director – Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (Korea)
  • Division Chief – Bank of Thailand
  • Director, Finance – American Express
  • Deputy Director – Singapore Workforce Development Authority
  • Principal Consultant, Frost & Sullivan
  • Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, PricewaterhouseCoopers