Hertie School of Governance

Public Administration (Executive), MPA

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English


The Public Administration (Executive) programme is offered at Hertie School of Governance.

Why study public administration at the Hertie School?

  • We offer a unique forum for exchange, learning, and professional development with a diverse cohort of peers
  • Dedicated, international faculty and experienced practitioners
  • Executive MPA participants are equipped with cutting-edge knowledge and tools to lead teams and organisations, shape decision-making and manage change in the workplace 
  • The Executive MPA is a springboard for participants who want to take their career to a new level

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introductory Course
  • Understanding Governance
  • Management: Concepts, Instruments and Finances
  • Concentration
  • Complement
  • Professional Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • 15 March (priority deadline for most scholarships)
    • 15 May
    • Late applications are accepted until 15 August
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Part-time: 2 years, extendable to 3-4 years

  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • very good higher education degree in any discipline
  • at least two years of relevant work experience (the average is ten years)
  • proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    32500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    32500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 710 - 1230 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • A number of full and partial scholarships are available for excellent candidates and applicants with specific profiles
  • Tuition fees are fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses in Germany and some other countries
  • Many employers cover tuition fees in full or in part. Contact us for more information about our cooperations with employers 
  • Registered applicants are offered assistance and personal counselling in finding the right financial resources mix. Contact us for more information.

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