GSIR Graduate School of International Relations
M anagement and
P olicy Analysis
PMPP is for future leaders of public and non-profit organizations in the era of globalization, diversity, and digitalization
Core elective courses focus more on the specific aspects of public management and policy: local services, policy analysis, human resource management, environmental issues, public health, regional development, and e-governance. Degree Requirements The requirements for completing the PMPP are 1) two years of enrollment, 2) acquisition of at least 40 credits, 3) submission of a master’s thesis or research report after receiving the necessary research guidance, and 4) passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination. Students are awarded a Master of Arts in Public Management at the time of completion.
The Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) aims to offer global graduate education for future leaders in public and non-profit organizations. The PMPP is designed to address 21st century challenges faced by the public sector, including rapidly changing technologies, climate change, and fiscal retrenchment. It emphasizes evidence-based approaches toward public organization management, policy making, and policy implementation. The majority of students is public officials from more than 18 countries. Not only inside the classroom but also outside it, students will have rich opportunities to learn various forms of public management and policy under different political, economic, and cultural circumstances. Curriculum The PMPP's two-year curriculum consists of a combination of core required, core elective, and elective courses. Students are also required to complete a thesis or research report under the supervision of a GSIR faculty member. Core required courses provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills for being leaders in the public sector, including public administration, public organization management, public finance, policy processes, and statistics.
・ Local Government and Public Service ・ Research Methodology ・ Case Study Method ・ Environmental Policy and Disaster Management ・ Energy Policy ・ Information Policy and Management ・ Introduction to Electronic Government ・ Capital budgeting and Debt Management ・ Policy Evaluation ・ Cost Benefit Analysis
・ Mathematics for Economics and Management ・ Microeconomics I: Price Theory ・ Japanese Government and Politics ・ Japanese Public Finance and Administration ・ Japan's Education System
・ Public Administration ・ Managing Public Organizations ・ Public Policy Process ・ Public Finance and Budgeting ・ Statistical Methods ・ Applied Econometrics ・ Econometrics
・ Advanced Seminar I ・ Advanced Seminar II ・ Advanced Seminar III
・ Political Institutions and Governance ・ Public Human Resource Management ・ Collaborative and Participatory Governance
・ Introduction to Policy Analysis ・ Introduction to Policy Modeling ・ Macroeconomics I: Income Theory
"Transforming students into skilled professional" Enrolling in PMPP has been an incredibly enriching experience for me. It’s hard to state in just a few words what an exciting adventure the past two years have been! Between the passionate faculty members and an exceptionally diverse student body, the program equipped me with strong analytical skills and a firm foundation for problem-solving. I have learned that decision making based on academic knowledge and critical thinking is essential in public policy development. PMPP was instrumental in grooming myself and my peers into skilled professionals who will greatly contribute to our home countries. The diversity of students enabledme to look at different perspectives on issues and appreciate global viewpoints, which I found to be rewarding and intellectually stimulating. I encourage you to consider this program and take advantage of a great curriculum and learning environment.
Message from PMPP Student
Nomin Byambaa (Mongolia)
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