Master of Public Policy
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) is a full-time two-year degree offered by Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) new college, the College of Public Policy (CPP). The program features a distinctive combination of interdisciplinarity, strong ethical foundations, entrepreneurship in public management, and innovation in policy making and design.
Qatar has a strategic geographical position at the global crossroads of culture, business, and geopolitics. The country is located at the center of a region that requires leaders who can manage multi-faceted relationships that span different public policy making dynamics and command a wide range of skills.
The MPP provides training to graduate students from a range of disciplines in the skills needed to understand and enrich policy making in Qatar and the region. The program will offer world-class academic and professional training in public policy analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, and management; as well as specializations in social policy, and in energy and the environment.
Graduates of the program will be suited to senior roles in government, multinational corporations in Qatar and beyond, as well as the non-profit and policy research sectors.
The program builds on the four pillars of public policy: politics, economics, public management ethics, and research methodology. It is designed to integrate analysis, research, and practical application of knowledge, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Other distinctive features include a strong focus on ethics in program design, and on real-world experiences. The specializations will complement and deepen the core training, and encourage students to work with clients in addressing current policy problems. The program’s ambition is to create thinkers who can do, and doers who can think.
Graduates of this program will be equipped to: