Headlines: September 23rd, 2002

The London School of Economics and Columbia University have jointly launched an MPA in Public and Economic Policy. The degree is essentially a public sector MBA. The course lasts for two years and brings together the LSE’s expertise in the social sciences with individual and group working experience of public sector problems, policies and management.The MPA is devised to meet the needs of government departments and public agencies in many countries for highly skilled and professional policy-makers. It also meets the needs of people working with governments – in the private sector, consultancy, public affairs, the media and non-governmental organisations. It is designed to equip talented students with professional skills and knowledge to undertake and advise on public policy-making and implementation in a wide range of contexts.

Students will have the option to gain ten months experience with the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York.