Public Policy

Public Policy is a term in political science and is the sum of substantive decisions, objectives and activities of the political process involved.

It is also an interdisciplinary state science subject with a practical focus which looks at issues at the interface between politics, economy and society.

One of the core disciplines of the subject include:

  • Economics
  • Administrative Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Econometrics
  • Sociology
  • Ethics

Training content

The Public Policy - education in universities is aimed generally at future leaders in the public sector. Accordingly, the curriculum in contrast to classical courses of basic subjects has a much higher practical orientation. Thus, the training usually consists of three key areas:

  • Quantitative analyzes
  • Empirical Methods
  • Economic analyzes and models
  • Strategic management in the public sector
  • Financial management in the public sector
  • Skills for political action and political leadership ( " Leadership" )
  • Negotiation analysis and negotiation
  • Public Communication
  • Ethical issues in public areas
  • International Relations, Foreign and Security Policy
  • Development policy
  • European policy
  • Social, labor and health policy
  • Economic policy

Training programs in Germany

  • University of Augsburg - Master in Economics and Public Policy
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz - Master in International Economics and Public Policy
  • Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt - Master of Public Policy (MPP ), since 2002
  • Hertie School of Governance - Master of Public Policy (MPP ), since 2005
  • NRW School of Governance - Master in Political Management, Public Policy and Public Administration
  • University of Konstanz - Master of Public Policy and Management
  • Darmstadt University of Technology - Master of Arts: Governance and Public Policy
  • University of Passau - Bachelor / Master of Arts: Governance & Public Policy - Political Science
  • University of Potsdam - Master of Public Management, Master of Global Public Policy
  • Humboldt - Viadrina School of Governance - Master of Public Policy
  • Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen - Bachelor / Master in Politics & Public Management

Training programs in Switzerland

  • Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ETH Zurich Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy - Political Science