What is the difference between MPP, MPA and MPM?
The 2-year MPP programme is targeted at young professionals with up to 5 years of work experience. The curriculum is designed to provide the next generation of practitioners and analysts a rigorous programme to develop a strong foundation in policy analysis, programme evaluation and management. There is a strong focus on quantitative methods.
The 1-year MPA programme is catered for mid-career managers/officers with 5-15 years of work experience. It is more transitional and suitable for students pivoting into areas of higher management and leadership. It provides an intensive, interdisciplinary understanding training to students preparing to address increasingly complex international and global challenges and governance.
Although the two programmes of MPP and MPA take a global perspective on challenges facing the world, they are distinctive in their approach and focus.
The 1-year MPM programme is tailored for senior public sector officials in top leadership positions in their organisations. They have a proven trajectory of leadership, high level of decision-making capabilities and a demonstrated commitment to public service. The curriculum trains MPM students in meeting the challenges of effective leadership and good governance in an increasingly globalised world; predominantly with Asian case studies to showcase real-life issues.