Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)

MPPM is an innovative academic and professional program that deals with the wide range of public policy and public affairs to broaden the public policy perspectives and sharpen the management skills of public sector. This Program is jointly run by Kathmandu University School of Management (KU SOM) and Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS) in collaboration with Government of Nepal/Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (GoN/MoFAGA). The MPPM is designed for young and mid-career professionals currently working or seeking a career in public service, private sector, non-profit or other organizations.It aims to provide aspiring individuals with an opportunity to step outside of narrowly defined traditional lines of discipline, and understand and analyze complex public policy and governance issues through the multidisciplinary approach. 


The MPPM program is best suited for candidates holding a bachelor’s degree with a strong academic performance and preference will be given to the candidates having 1-3 years of work experience or substantial professional experience. Students of diverse academic background are eligible to apply for the program. However, the expectation is that the students will originate from disciplines like political science, social science, economics, journalism, law, business, and others. Potential candidates will have to go through an admission/entrance exam and an interview in order to get enrolled to the program. Completion of minimum of 3-year Bachelor’s degree, or a Master’s degree, with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 out of 4.0, or an equivalent, or 45 per cent marks in general will be the criteria followed to evaluate the applicants. In addition, securing an acceptable level of ranking in the entrance test administered to measure required competencies including language proficiency and analytical abilities shall be essential. Or, six years of work experience and a Bachelor Degree or equivalent of at least two-year duration in any discipline with a minimum of 40 percent in aggregate or CGPA 2.0 on a scale of 4 or Master Degree in any discipline with 40 percent in aggregate or CGPA 2.0 on a scale of 4 from universities recognized by Kathmandu University.


MPPM pedagogical approach includes:

  • Critical pedagogical approach and case studies

  • Reflective engagement in public policy analysis and governance

  • Experiential learning and practical appreciation of policy making processes

  • Analysis of social policy and social justice with distinct theoretical perspectives

Scholarship and Financial Aid

KU-SOM will provide the scholarship and financial aid based on merit and need of students. MoFAGA/GoN also provides government scholarship to their employee.

Important Documents

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