PSIA, Master in International Public Management
to understand how social problems become public issues, how policy alternatives are selected, and what happens when policies are implemented. Policy-making and politics are inextricably linked and inﬂuenced by social and institutional contexts. Policy-making trends increasingly reﬂect of “multi-level governance”, with multiple actors and institutional layers involved. Courses offered in the theory and analysis of policy making precisely mobilize the main concepts of social sciences (political theory, economics, comparative politics, international law) to interpret the major changes inﬂuencing policy-making, with a broad international and comparative angle. Courses within this sub-category impart the ability to think creatively while designing and analyzing policy. Special emphasis is devoted to the multi-level, transnational, and intercultural dimensions of contemporary policy-making, ensuring the development of strong analysis skills. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Courses offered in this area speciﬁcally explore the dynamics of foreign policy, diplomacy and decision making applied to international settings. Combining international relations, policy analysis and negotiation techniques, this sub-category of IPM provides students with a multidimensional insight of contemporary foreign policy and diplomacy and equips them with the ability to assess the development of governance capacity at the global level. Policy Management and Leadership This sub-category of IPM develops practical skills and introduces the key instruments for policy development, management, and leadership. The Policy Management and Leadership component of the IPM program directly prepares students for their internship and their next professional venture. Subjects include project management, ﬁnancial planning and development, human resources, policy evaluation, crisis management, international litigation, and negotiation. The learning objective of this program component is to exalt leadership potential and heighten professional development in policy management. In adition to the core courses of the Master’s program, students choose two concentrations. The PSIA concentrations are the full embodiment of the diversity of PSIA course offerings. Please refer to the concentration section included in the general summary of PSIA. Career opportunities IPM students may typically consider careers in local, national or international administrations, in intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations or in transnational ﬁrms, working in domains such as international cooperation, development or new public-private sector partnerships.