Why to   study PuMa?  

Why to study Public Management?

With over two trillion euros of public debt and an ongoing debate on sustainable public services, efficient public management becomes increasingly important. This becomes often only noticeable to everyone when it comes to the closure of public facilities (such as swimming pools and theatres), cuts to public duties, and price increases for water supply or waste disposal. In spite of the necessary fiscal consolidation, sustainable public task performance and quality-oriented services of general interest are to be achieved only through effective management and highly qualified executives.

In the political-administrative system, Public Management is mastering the leadership and goal-oriented organisation of the public sector and its entities. One of the major challenges is the effective and efficient implementation of the common public interest, despite rationality conflicts and pending scarcities.

The civil service, with 4.6 million employees, is the biggest employer in Germany. The public management sector offers special career prospects and job opportunities for qualified graduates in public companies, city administrations and non-profit organizations (NPOs). However, public management also opens job opportunities for students …

... who are interested in working in private companies with a public task reference or within a public-private partnership.

... or who are looking for an occupation in a private company but want to gain founded insights into socio-political and economic challenges of the public sector.

The Chair of Public Management offers the Bachelor module "Public and Non-profit Management" each summer semester and the Master module "Public Management and Public Governance" each winter semester, accompanied by research and practice-oriented project seminar „Service Learning – Forschend und engagiert lernen im Public Management“ with high-profile industry partners. The modules are especially interesting for Bachelor and Master students of economics and a valuable addition for students of Business Administration, among others with a specializations on "Sustainability Management", "Services and Human Resources", "Management Accounting, Finance and Taxation" as well as with an interest on public property or urban management. There is also a partial correlation to the Bachelor/Master program in Business Education and the German-French Double Master Economics / Sciences Èconomiques.

To obtain professional, technical and management skills for this specific field, the courses offered by the Chair are also a valuable complement for students of other faculties, especially for students of teaching-related courses, cultural and political science (including Global and European Studies) and of sport management. Students from other faculties (in consultation with their study offices) can participate in lectures/exams without seminar work.


letzte Änderung: 20.01.2015