In an effort to reach mid-career and internationally-focused students, the McCourt School of Public Policy will soon offer two new study abroad opportunities and two new executive education opportunities.

Global Opportunities

This fall, McCourt will offer a dual Masters in Management/Master of Public Policy (MiM/MPP) degree with the HEC School of Management in Paris. Students will take courses at HEC in their first year and then will spend a year and a semester completing the MPP requirements at McCourt.

“HEC is one of the top business schools in the world, and we are thrilled to be one of the first policy programs to partner with them on a dual degree,” said McCourt Dean Edward Montgomery.

Beginning in the summer of 2015, McCourt students will have the opportunity to participate in a summer study abroad program in Legon, Ghana. A program in conjunction with Queen's University in Canada, students will take a week-long course on Public Policy Making in Africa at the University of Ghana in Legon and then serve in a 9 week internship in either the Ghanian government or at an NGO.

A Program for Policy Leaders

The McCourt School of Public Policy this fall will offer a new degree- the Executive Master of Policy Leadership (EMPL).

The EMPL program is an advanced degree for experienced policy professionals, designed to help them hone and enhance their leadership skills in the policymaking arena. The degree will address executive-level skills, through classes like Economic Analysis for Executives, Policy & Program Evaluation, Public Budgeting & Financial Management, and Negotiation & Conflict Management.

An employer based, cohort model program, the curriculum was designed with attention to many of the Executive Core Qualifications for the Senior Executive Service, identified by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Overcome Educational Challenges

Our new Certificate in Educational Leadership and Management (ELM) differs from other education leadership programs focused on innovation in pedagogy. In contrast, the ELM emphasizes the management and leadership skills needed to implement and sustain K-12 reforms.

This certificate builds the skills and knowledge that local and state leaders need to address large-scale education challenges like federal grant requirements, collective bargaining agreements, statutory shifts, tight budgets, changing academic standards, and an urgent focus on helping all children succeed.

Students will leave the McCourt School with the ability to bring bold and positive change in technology, human resources, school turnaround efforts, innovation zones, teacher quality reforms, and accountability initiatives.

The ELM is also an employer based, cohort program and fully customizable to meet the needs of your organization. Sample courses include Building a Culture of Excellence in School Systems, Spending Dollars Smarter, and Leveraging Talent & Improving Teacher Performance.