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Executive Master in Public Management

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This program is taught in Dutch

About the program

This program is designed for leading and policy supporting government professionals. You acquire profound insights into the diverse aspects of government management, get to know the most recent research findings and are able to test these to the theory and experiences of others. Furthermore you will actively develop your leadership skills. You become a government official acting through knowledge, insights and creativity.

Learning objectives
  • a broad and thorough knowledge of the most recent management methods and techniques;
  • recognize policy challenges independently and in group, analyze them, report on them verbally and in writing, and contribute significantly to their solution;
  • develop solutions for public policy challenges, test these critically (on an ethical, societal and legal level), argue them, and have them accepted;
  • perform and excel in leadership and facilitating (staff) positions at the diverse levels of government.

Curriculum academic year 2017-2018

  • HRM
  • Financial management
  • Process and project management
  • Innovation and change management
  • Skill lab: leadership & coaching
  • Elective, choose 1:
    • Communication management
    • IT administration
    • Network organizations
    • International summer school public management

Curriculum academic year 2018-2019

  • Politics, policy & organization
  • Administrative Law
  • Multi-level governance
  • General and Strategic management
  • Result measuring systems

Master thesis

The master’s thesis is the course conclusion and can be a project out of your own work environment, the theme can be entirely self-determined. During the two academic years you will be working on it under guidance of a promotor.


Master in Public Management is a master-after-master program recognized by the government. Upon successful completion of the Master Projects and the exams you will be awarded the degree “Master in Public Management”. The program is NVAO accredited.


For public professionals with a master’s degree

Profile of past editions

  • Male: 64%
  • Female: 36%
  • Average age: 41


  • Belgian: 94%
  • Dutch: 6%

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Ellen Verschooren, Director Business Development Public & Social Sector