Governance and International Public Management

Improve lives across cultures and borders.

Explore how changes in government policies and management techniques can make the dream of prosperity a reality in developing countries.

This concentration is only available for students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration and Master of International Development programs.

Areas of Focus

  • Economics of development
  • Human rights
  • International trade and finance
  • Political and institutional analysis
  • Public and nonprofit management

Major Courses and Plans of Study

With the governance and international public management concentration, you will choose from a range of core courses tailored to you interests as well as taking a set of required degree courses. Compare the requirements for the MPA and MID degrees with this concentration.

Faculty Experts

Work with faculty whose academic backgrounds, fieldwork, and research are at the nexus of environmental policy and practice.

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili
Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Governance and Markets

Murtazashvili’s cutting-edge research is based on more than two decades of extensive field and management experience in challenging environments.


Müge Kökten Finkel
Director, Ford Institute for Human Security; Assistant Professor

An authority on gender equality, Finkel's current research focuses on politics of public sector employment and opportunities for women.

Nuno Themudo

Nuno Themudo 
Associate Professor

A fluent speaker of Portuguese and Spanish, Themudo’s research focuses on the impact of the nonprofit sector on development, especially on the fight against corruption and environmental protection.