Education for the higher educated

Master of Science in Public Administration

SBS Swiss Business School

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About the Program

Our Master of Science in Public Administration Program uniquely combines business teaching with applied research. It equips you with skills and knowledge for a management career in the public administration sector.The adult learner is self-directed. We strongly believe in a work-applied learning approach for this educational program. Knowledge and skills learned should be applied at the workplace.


  • Promote innovative solution in government or international organizations
  • Build new mechanism for sustained policy implementation
  • Join a community of action-oriented thinkers and doers

Admission Criteria

Motivated candidates should have a recognized Bachelor's degree and have at least 2 years of work experience in the public administration or NGO sector. The program is conducted in English, therefore English language proficiency is a must.

Final Thesis

Students must write an individual thesis on a subject that is related to the public administration sector. The project is conducted under the supervision of a lecturer and must be presented to the academic jury.

Program Structure

12 Subjects.

Term 1

  • MAD 500 Public Administration (5 ECTS)
  • MEC 500 Global Economics and Trade (5 ECTS)
  • MOB 502 Sustainable Organizations and Leadership (5 ECTS)
  • MPS 510 Comparative Public and Social Policy (5 ECTS)

Term 2

  • MCN 520 Cross-Cultural Communications (5 ECTS)
  • MIP 523 Institutional and Political Structure of the European Union (5 ECTS)
  • MHR 500 Human Resources Management (5 ECTS)
  • MPB 573 Public Budgeting and Finance (5 ECTS)

Term 3

  • MSO 512 Strategies for Public and NGO Organizations (5 ECTS)
  • MLO 521 Law of International Organizations (UN/WTO, others) (5 ECTS)
  • MGE 650 Global Governance and Ethics (5 ECTS)
  • MEP 600 European Foreign Policy (5 ECTS)

Term 4

  • THE 700 Research Methods (5 ECTS)
  • THE 755 Individual Thesis Project (15 ECTS)


All our courses are assessed by final assignments/exams.

Level University
Form Full-time
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 24 months
Location Kloten-Zurich, Switzerland
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Costs €21262
Class location type At the institute
Titles MSc (Master of Science)
Required language skills English
Countries Kazakhstan, Switzerland
Completion Diploma
Credits 90