Three New Schools Join NASPAA

Date: 29 Oct 2009

The NASPAA Executive Council recently approved the following schools for full institutional membership:

1) The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP)

KIMEP is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Among several graduate degrees, KIMEP offers a two year, full-time Master of Public Administration (MPA). Its purpose is to advance “Effective Public Policy and Management for the Benefit of Society,”  through strengthening its participants’ leadership capacity, analytical skills, understanding of ethics, and sense of diversity. Students may major in one of the following areas:
Public Policy; Public Management; Financial Management; Natural Resource Management.
The 60-credit MPA program is offered by the Department of Public Administration at KIMEP's College of Social Sciences. It advances excellence in public and non-governmental policymaking and management
Though it is a two-year  MPA program, it may be completed in one year by those with significant and relevant previous study, such as that completed by KIMEP BSS graduates. The program combines core studies in organizational, financial, legal and political areas with a variety of specialist policy options. An internship in prominent government, public and private sectors is an important component of this program.


2) KDI School of Public Policy & Management (South Korea)

The KDI School of Public Policy and Management was established in 1997 to educate and develop the next generation of leaders in today’s rapidly changing and globalizing economy. The School offers an innovative educational program focusing on policy and international issues and aims to transform mid-career professionals into leaders of their respective fields by equipping them with new knowledge, vision and a global perspective. The KDI School also draws from a wealth of research and resources from the Korea Development Institute (KDI), the nation’s leading economic think tank, to share Korea’s unique development experience with the global community.

3) SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy)

MPM offers students a one-year full-time graduate degree program that provides them with solid public management tools. Teaching international policies and best practices, the Master of Public Management program encourages an independent, transparent and flexible approach to the challenges of public management. Through the MPM, students from around the world can benefit from the fruits of a long, active and successful collaboration between a network of governmental institutions, international organizations and NGOs.  

See NASPAA Guidelines Regarding Membership And Accreditation of US & Non-U.S. Programs