Distance Learning Master Public Management (M.A.)

Start your master's programme in Public Management today

What do smart washing machines and electronic tax returns have in common? Both are part of the digitisation of public life. E-government or smart cities: In your master's programme in Public Management, you will develop solutions for new challenges in the public sector. You will acquire knowledge of law, technology and leadership and, after graduation, you will be able to take on responsibility and develop innovations. Your perspectives include job opportunities as a project manager in public institutions or in management positions such as Chief Innovation Officer.

Your consecutive 120 ECTS course builds on your bachelor's programme and introduces you to areas such as digital transformation or public health.

In the 60-ECTS programme, you can use your professional experience and complement it with current scientific findings and leadership techniques. Your online study programme is the stepping stone to a management position.


Your study programme summed up

Study programme & degree

M.A., 120, 60 ECTS credits
Language: de
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible

Application & starting date

Start from today, Online application, no application deadline

Study duration & extension

12, 18, 24, 36, 48 months, depending on model Extension possible free of charge


Study programme independent of time & place No mandatory attendance Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App Exams online or at nearest examination centre

Study fees

Starting at 329€/month, depending on model Regular discount campaigns

Recognition & Approval

Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned 120 ECTS - DE: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 1124221c 60 ECTS - DE: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 1124321
Start today: Try us out for 1 month

Apply now and start your studies within a few hours – or choose any starting date that suits you. You can try us out for 1 month without commitment. We only charge you for this month if you continue with us.

Study programs

Your study programmes in Public Management

The online master's programme in Public Management is available as a 60 ECTS or 120 ECTS programme in German language.

Master Public Management

120 ECTS, Language: German

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Master Public Management

60 ECTS, Language: German

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We are here for you

Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!

We will support you

Our student advisory service will help you if you have questions about your choice of degree program, the right time model or your financing options, for example.

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Start today: Try us out for 1 month

Apply now and start your studies within a few hours – or choose any starting date that suits you. You can try us out for 1 month without commitment. We only charge you for this month if you continue with us.

Study flexible

anytime and anywhere with 24/7 online exams, full- or part-time.

Learn innovatively

on your digital campus with your own AI study assistant and multimedia tools.


Benefit from an accredited degree with excellent career prospects.

You'll find all of the important information about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences in your personal brochure.

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Your professional future

Employee or civil servant in higher administrative service or a comparable state service

Federal authorities or non-profit organisations are looking for people like you to lead projects – for example in the field of digital transformation. You are eligible for becoming a Chief Digital Officer (COD) or Chief Information Officer (CIO). But you can also work in a staff position.

Learn more about the 120 ECTS programme

Why IU is the best choice

Shape your studies your way

Plan your study routine however you like. You decide whether you prefer to study at night or during the day, at the library or in a cafe. You can even choose the start of your studies flexibly.

Easily organise your study routine

On your online campus, you're always up to speed. Here you organise your entire studies and find everything in one place – from digital scripts to an overview of your grades.

Deepen your knowledge individually

Deepen your knowledge interactively and suited to your learning style. With multimedia tools such as our AI study assistant, live sessions and learning sprints, you prepare better for your exams.

Take exams flexibly

Do you feel confident in the practice exam? Then sit your exam 24/7 online or at a location of your choice. In some courses, the final exam may be a workbook or portfolio.

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