The Master of Science in Business and Public Policy Programme requires 1.5 years to complete 33 credit hours. The first semester of the Programme encompasses four required business courses within a structured core curriculum. The second semester courses enable you to achieve the specialist expertise of your selected Master degree (Business and Public Policy or Healthcare Management and Innovation or Technology Management and Entrepreneurship). After the second semester, students also take an Applied Data Analysis course in the Summer to complete 27 credits hours. Following the regular coursework, students will engage in a field project in the third semester counting for six credit hours. There will also be a non-examined course which will feature distinguished practitioners from industry, government, start-ups among other associations to expose students to applied business issues and to enhance their networks. In summary, Master of Science in Business & Public Policy Programme requires:
- Core Courses: Five Courses / 15 Credit Hours
- MS Specialization Courses: Four Courses / 12 Credit Hours
- Field Thesis: 6 credit hours
- Total: 33 Credit Hours
- Duration: 1.5 years
- Teaching System: Semester Based
FIRST SEMESTER: Core Courses
Four business core courses of three credit hours each are taken by all Master of Science in Business and Public Policy students in the first semester:
- Business Economics
- Organizations and Leadership
- Financial Management and Accounting
- Marketing Management
SECOND SEMESTER: Specialization Courses
The Programme comprises four courses of three credit hours each to provide the concentration you desire. The specific courses of Master of Science in Business and Public Policy are as follows:
- Policy Design and Delivery
- Business and Government Relations
- Firms, Markets and Public Policy
- Policy Analysis and Communication
SUMMER: Core Course
After two semesters of study, the Master of Science in Business and Public Policy students take a three-credit course in Applied Data Analysis in the summer.
THIRD SEMESTER: Field Thesis
In the last semester of studies for the Master of Science in Business and Public Policy degree, all students undertake a practical field project carrying 6 credit hours. The project is linked to a real-life client during the third semester where a final report and presentation to the client is made. Students will benefit from work exposure and extensive networking opportunities.
Students will select an organization with the assistance of the academic coordinator. Organizations can either be private or public. Some students may be placed in local community or tech community contexts dealing with policy analysis as well as business and trade associations. In consultation with the academic coordinator and the main point of contact at the selected organization, students will identify a project that makes a useful contribution to the organization. Students will be required to submit a final report as a field thesis summarizing the task and findings/recommendations. The purpose of the field thesis is to document the work carried out as part of the field project. The exact requirements of the report will be determined by the academic coordinator and the student and will vary from organization to organization.