10 Things You Need to Know about the EMPM
Working Across Disciplines, Sectors and Borders
Executive Master of Public Management programme (EMPM) participants all have this in common: They are looking for ways to modernise the institutions that they serve, work within a larger network of organisations, and advance their careers.
Find out more about the EMPM and the people who make it what it is.
New Ways of Looking at Old Problems1 / 10
“EMPM Participants are united in the desire to think critically and originally. Participants learn new ways of looking at old problems, with the goal of finding fresh solutions, and they come to understand that there are no one-size-fits-all answers...The EMPM brings together the diverse knowledge and experience of its students and faculty.”- Gerhard Hammerschmid, EMPM Director, Associate Dean and Professor of Public and Financial Management
Academic Excellence, Real-World Applications2 / 10
EMPM participants profit from close contact with the school’s internationally recognised faculty. The School attracts guest academics from other universities as well as experts and practitioners from the world of public policy, private enterprise, and international and non-governmental organisations.
Flexible Programme3 / 10
Participants can tailor the EMPM to their needs. Full- and part-time enrolment (1 or 2 years) is possible. Participants can also start with a seminar or certificate and later continue with the full EMPM programme.
Diversity: A Key to Success4 / 10
Over the last five years EMPM participants have come from over 35 countries and worked in over 40 countries.
Careers in all fields5 / 10
EMPM Participants pursue careers in all fields: German Administration (38%), Third Sector (17%), Non-German Administration (16%), Private Sector (16%) and International Organisations (13%).
Well Above Average6 / 10
The average EMPM participant is 36 years old and has 10 years professional experience, but the truth is there is nothing average about them. Allow us to introduce you to a couple of them…
New York to Berlin7 / 10
“I always wondered how decisions come about and how decision-making can be optimised in a complex environment,” says Anje Schubert, Conflict Resolution Officer at the United Nations in New York and EMPM participant. “From the outside, such institutional processes can be difficult to understand at times. (EMPM) Courses like institutional decision-making have helped me to be attuned to these dynamics.”
Mutual International Learning8 / 10
Comparing national governance systems is Moroccan National, Najim Azahaf’s job at the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany and Belgium. Examining how political institutions work and the concrete effects of their policies, the social scientist aims to identify good practices and governance innovations for sustainable development. Rather than creating simple rankings or critiquing one country’s practices over another, Azahaf calls this process “mutual international learning,” much like the many perspectives students bring to the EMPM. He sees many links between his work and the programme, especially this dialectical aspect.
Bridging the Cultural Divide9 / 10
As an Irishman working in the German Finance Ministry for many years, Nigel Kinnarney (Deputy Head of Division for Bilateral Relations) knows the importance of looking beyond one’s own borders and fostering communications skills. “My job involves managing projects and relationships,” he says. “These jobs can’t just be done with economists and lawyers. There is a need for managers in public policy, people with performance management and human resources expertise.”
Making a Social Impact10 / 10
From Spain to India and now Berlin: Carolina Rius, C.E.O. of inQuve Business Development, started a trade consultancy in India in 2007, she wanted to advise international companies, but also to support projects useful to the poor. After six years and several hundred projects, she could count only a handful that truly had a social impact. “I really needed to get more training or meet some people and find fresh information,” she says. “I wanted to see how I could achieve this in the future.” That’s when she heard about the Hertie School’s EMPM programme...