The Master in Public Management is taught in Dutch and has a modular structure and encompasses a total of 60 credits (30 credits a year). The modules consist of thematically clustered lectures and seminars, in which advanced scientific knowledge is tested in actual assignments and government challenges. The topicality of every module is carefully monitored. During the leadership lab and skills lab modules, we will work on practical leadership skills during a two-day session. Finally, you will write a master thesis on a subject of your choice as a conclusion to your study.
Starting date: November 8, 2022
Duration: 2 years, part-time (or spread over 3 to 5 years)
Every Tuesday from 1.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. outside of school holidays
Shorter sessions and peer reviews are organised online. Interactive contact hours take place live on campus.
The Executive Master in Public Governance & Leadership is structured as a 2-year part-time master, where not only the content but also the format is tailored to experienced professionals in the public domain. The programme is easy to combine with a full-time job: follow the programme in a cohort of 2 years, or tackle it module by module, spread over 3 or 4 years.
This training comprises 5 modules tailored to the public sector. You can follow these modules over the course of 2 years or spread them out over 3 or 4 years. As an Executive Master student, you may also choose from 1 or 2 AMS master classes (see the list below). That way, this programme is not only tailored to the public sector, but also to your skills and interests.
Strategic policy and budget cycle
A broad view of the organisation as a whole
Based on three great paradigms
Questioning the identity of one's own organisation through dialogue
Basics of economics and accounting in a government context
Macroeconomics: European regulation, international market forces and implications for Belgian/Dutch public sector financial management
What does my network look like and how do I deploy it correctly?
The importance of social capital
The do’s and don’ts of networking
When to set up a network and when not to?
Understanding the complex Belgian public sector
Judging processes from a clear frame of reference
People and organisations
Talent and competence management
Sustainable HRM and Innovative labour organisation
Politics, policy and organisation
What is a good policy?
A look at the normative role of the civil servant
Organisational principles through time
The complexity of the Belgian, multi-level governance
What does the interaction with the European governance levels look like?
Understanding and critical reflection
Governance in the European context
Exploring the playing field to avoid risks
Cultivating legal reflexes
Making decisions with certainty
Legal aspects of human resources management in government
Selection list of AMS Master classes
Leading Digital Transformation
Mastering Digital Disruption
Mastering Sustainable Transformation
Business Design Thinking
Real estate law
After following this program
You will have a broad and in-depth knowledge of the most up-to-date management methods and techniques;
With the knowledge gained, you can identify, analyse and report on policy issues, both independently and in teams, and make a significant contribution to their resolution;
You can develop (ethical, social and legal) solutions to public policy issues, test them critically, argue them and get them accepted;
You can perform and excel in managerial or facilitating (staff) positions at the various levels of government.
Our experienced faculty members will guide you htrough the two academic years and ensure that the reputation of the MPM and Antwerp Management School grows, thanks to our ongoing educational and networking activities and our continuous good ranking.