New dimensions of education for the management of administration, state and politics.
The state is undergoing one of the biggest transformation processes in history. Modernising administration, mergers in the public sector, privatisation or Electronic Government are only some of the key words which are representative of this transformation process. The management part in the area of administration and politics is thus increasing substantially. The current education is too much dominated by legal and administrative focuses – this is the increasing criticism of the public sector itself.
Whereas in many countries – such as traditionally in France or the USA, e. g. with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard – respective institutions for the management of public institutions have developed, comparable institutions cannot be found in Germany.
Therefore Zeppelin University opens up a new dimension of education including strategy, decision and management competences for administration, state and politics. This is achieved by bringing political and administrative sciences together with economics management and the necessary components of public law. The department “Public Management & Governance | PMG” sees itself as a research and teaching laboratory that directs the education in public administration more towards management than towards jurisprudence or administrative science.
Programs of the Department for Public Management & Governance
| 8-semester Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
| 4-semester consecutive Master of Arts (M.A.)
| 4-semester non-consecutive Master of Arts (M.A.)
PMG Department new Cooperation Partner of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
From September 2009 on, 13 international DAAD scholarship holders from countries of South America and South-East Asia will be enrolled in the full-time program "Master in Politics & Public Management" of ZU. As part of the program "Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)" of the DAAD they will acquire the required know-how in Friedrichshafen to take on responsible positions in state and politics when they return to their home countries. Thus the master program gets an intensive international focus that can also be seen in the bilingual education, i.e. in German and English, that is provided.
The DAAD scholarship holders come from Brazil, Indonesia, Bolivia, Ghana, Mexico, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Palestine. In addition to ZU, the DAAD has four additional academic cooperation partners for this new program in Germany, namely the Hertie School of Governance, the Erfurt School of Governance, the University of Osnabrück and the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.
"Congratulations on setting up the department. The importance of integrating not only competences from the areas of law and administrative sciences into the training in public administration, but also increasingly management competences becomes obvious not least against the background that we will have to meet the challenges of an increasingly complicated society with scarcer public means. The following applies even more: the state will only be able to solve the imminent problems when it acts efficiently, transparently and believably. Good luck with your master program PMG. "
Brigitte Zypries, former federal minister of justice