The Master of International Public Management and Administration (MIPMA) is a double degree post-graduate program offered by the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), University of Saskatchewan, Canada and the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS), the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).
The MIPMA exposes students to a unique blend of international policy problems, country-level policy approaches and public sector management issues across dynamic comparative contexts in Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand. As a cohort, students spend one term at the University of Saskatchewan (January – May), one term at the Education University of Hong Kong (June – August), and six to eight weeks at a field school in Thailand (September – November). Taught exclusively by international faculty and practitioners from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and the Education University of Hong Kong, students are accompanied by a core team of Canadian and Hong Kong academic throughout the 12-month program.
Designed for students and early career professionals intending careers in government, statutory organisations, the government-linked sectors, government-business relations, policy advising, analysis and advocacy organisations (NGOs, consulting and advisory companies), the program offers students the ability to develop high-level skills in policy analysis, evaluation, strategic management, project appraisal and analysis, human resource management and strategic communications. The program is complemented by a capstone project, field visits and experiential engagement with real-life policy problems.
Upon the successful completion of the program students are awarded two degree certificates; one from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and one from the Education University of Hong Kong.
About the University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s top research universities and a member of the elite U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities (the 15 most research-intensive universities in Canada).
About the Education University of Hong Kong
The Education University of Hong Kong is one of the eight publicly funded higher education institutions in Hong Kong and distinguished by its regional and international scholarship in Education, Social Sciences and Humanities. Ranked 3rd in Asian and 20th in the World in Education (QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019), the university enjoys a diverse international faculty.
- 12-month, 3-term program (January – December)
- Taught exclusively by leading international experts and practitioners from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and the Education University of Hong Kong
- Opportunities for capstone field research in either Canada, Hong Kong or Thailand
- Student immersion into three unique, dynamic learning environments highlighting developed and developing country and international public management issues
- Integrated capstone project providing opportunities to engage in experiential real-life policy problems and public sector management issues
- Fully accompanied by dedicated team of academic from Canada and Hong Kong who remain with the students for the duration of the program
- Students awarded a degree from both the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and the Education University of Hong Kong
MIPMA students are required to complete 24 credit units, consisting of the following set of core courses:
Term 1 (January – April, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
- JSGS 801 – Governance and Administration (3 CUs)
- JSGS 808 – Ethical Leadership and Democracy in Public Service (3 CUs)
- One selected from:
- JSGS 807 – Statistics for Public Managers (3 CUs)
- JSGS 882 – Strategic Management in the Public Sector (3 CUs)
- or another course approved by the JSGS (3 CUs)
- JSGS 990 – Public Policy Seminar Series (0 CUs, continuous registration required)
- GPS 960 – Introduction to Ethics and Integrity (0 CUs, online course taken in the first term of study)
- GPS961 (0 CUs, online course taken in the first term of study)
Term 2 (May – August, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
- PPG6005 – Public Administration and Management in Asia (3 CUs)
- PPG6003 – Strategic Communication (3 CUs)
- One selected from:
- PPG6006 – Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis (3 CUs)
- PPG6011 – Human Resource Management (3 CUs)
- or another course approved by EdUHK (3 CUs)
Term 3 (September – December, Naresuan University, Thailand)
- Capstone project delivered by co-porgramme leads from EdUHK and USask (6 CUs)
All MIPMA students will be assigned to a capstone project by the end of Term 1 and will then work with the course instructor(s) to develop the details of the projects and match student teams with projects. The projects, provided by JSGS and EdUHK faculty and coordinators, will focus on public management problems that can be addressed through a combination of fieldwork and analysis. Each project will ideally be of interest to both Canada and China.
- Recognized four-year bachelor’s degree with a strong GPA or equivalent qualifications.
- Applicants whose entrance qualifications are obtained from a non-English speaking institution must fulfil English proficiency requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
- Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview
Tuition Fee: USD$42,000
Program Fee: USD$13,000 (includes return economy class flights from students home city to Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand; all accommodation in Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand; local transportation in Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand; enrichment & cultural activities in Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand; full travel and medical insurance in Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand); residential meals (student halls) in Canada.
- The Program is subject to approval by the governing bodies of the University of Saskatchewan and the Education University of Hong Kong
- In the event of civil disruption in Hong Kong, the University of Saskatchewan and the Education University of Hong Kong reserve the right to modify program arrangements and extend the stay of students at the University of Saskatchewan from January to July, Thailand from September to December.
- Applications admitted to the program are responsible for securing the relevant student visas for Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand.