Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MSc)

Executive Master Of Public And Non-Profit Management
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Start- and course dates
June 5, 2023
Utrecht Campus
18 months
€ 34650 for the entire master (exempt from VAT)
Study load
12-15 hours / week
2 times a year
Full time/part time
Study trip
Study trip

Creating social value as a professional

As a professional or manager in the public domain, you strive for a balance between governments, markets, network partners and citizens. This requires good management and leadership skills. The part-time Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM) has been developed for professionals and managers in the public domain who are looking for something more profound and a better foundation for considerations and decisions. With the knowledge you gain, you will be able to build bridges between the various target groups and stakeholders.

Part-time Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM)

In the Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management, we offer you contemporary knowledge and advanced, concrete skills to improve your leadership qualities. Recent theoretical frameworks allow you to analyze issues in the public domain from various perspectives. This gives you the opportunity to discover new possibilities and to come up with a multitude of practical solutions. In this way, you contribute to the future stability of society. If you are interested in more programs in this area, then take a look at our other governance programs.

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs.
  • MPM is rated excellent in the ‘Keuzegids Masters 2023’ on themes: content, lecturers and career preparation.


Studying at TIAS means tailor-made studying. With our customized advice process, we anticipate your personal needs and those of your organization. You will also receive advice on the development of your career, in order to make the right choices for a successful career. The Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management commences twice a year.

Participants’ profile 

The participants in this master's program lead a non-profit, public or government organization, or have the aspiration to do so. Next to you in the classroom, you find managers with a wealth of work experience who bring in interesting cases, as well as young high-potentials who come to take a fresh look at non-profit, public or government organizations.

Admission requirements

We aim for groups of participants with a lot of talent, experience and potential. That is why we apply admission requirements. In this way, we guarantee education at the highest level. What we ask:

  • a bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field
  • at least 3 years of relevant work experience; that is practical experience with strategic issues
  • an introductory interview with the Academic Director is part of the admission procedure
  • if appropriate: successful completion of the required components of the premaster

A participant talks about the Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management

The Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management is for professionals and managers in the public domain who are looking for more depth and a better foundation for their considerations and decisions.
  • MPM_onno_huiskamp
    Onno Huiskamp
    Technology and International Cooperation Manager at the Province of North Brabant
    'My goal was to gain knowledge and skills that help support my sharp vision. The academic skills I acquired during the Executive Master of Public and Non Profit Management have made me more efficient.'

Take your next career step with the part-time Executive Master MPM

With the part-time Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM), you take the next step in your career. As a manager or professional in the public domain, you fulfil several roles within the organization: you implement policy within the framework of legislation and regulations. You lead a team and work together with other parties and citizens. You are responsible for effective and responsible management and you keep a close eye on the future of the organization. What developments are there and what transition does your organization have to go through in order to be ready for the future? This program enables you to deal with day to day challenges whilst setting the future strategy.

What does the part-time Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management do for you?

  • You will learn to understand issues in the public and non-profit domain from several angles
  • From a broader perspective, you can come up with a multitude of possible solutions that contribute to the social and public interest
  • You develop into a strategic partner for your own senior management, with ideas, analyses and advice
  • You identify key concepts and approaches to public management, allowing you to take the initiative for change
  • You create social value with citizens by creating support in society through horizontal accountability
  • You will develop a broad network of professionals who share your passion and ambition 

Result: master’s title MPM or MSc

After successful completion of the program, you may either use the master's title MPM or the international MSc degree. The program is accredited as a scientific master's program by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Make a difference and get your master’s title MPM

The public sector is constantly changing. In order to cover all facets of education, we offer a varied program including lectures, working visits and study trips abroad. Our teachers are experts in their field, have extensive practical experience and are committed to the program. The thoughtful and personal guidance at TIAS and the part-time format ensure that you can easily combine the program with your job and private life.

Set-up part-time Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM)

The Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM) consists of three themes and is concluded with a master’s thesis. Depending on your level of education, you may be required to follow the premaster first. Within each theme, we alternate professional knowledge with coaching and workshops. The MME master's program is inspired by Mark Moore's 'Public Value' model.

Theme 1: Mission and strategy

What public value do you want to realize? Which strategies are most suitable for this? What does the interaction with your environment look like?

  • Module 1: Strategic public management
  • Module 2: Research: problem analysis
  • Module 3: Strategy and environment

Theme 2: Organization

How can you properly execute the mission and strategy? What organizational capacity do you need for this? How can you collaborate better, internally and externally?

  • Module 4: Organizations and networks
  • Module 5: HRM and professionals
  • Module 6: Co-creation with stakeholders

Theme 3: Support

How do you gain support for the ambitions of your organization? How can governance, leadership, (financial) accountability and innovation contribute to this? 

  • Module 7: Governance and accountability
  • Module 8: Leadership
  • Module 9: Innovation (study trip)

You conclude the part-time master MME with a master’s thesis on a subject from your own professional practice. 

Personal development

The personal development track runs through the MPM program as a common thread. The aim of this is that, in addition to gathering knowledge and insights, you also take steps in your development and leadership qualities.

Business Research Methods

Business Research Methods (BRM) is part of your Master's degree. This module will help you make better decisions in situations where a solution to a problem is not immediately obvious because you are missing some of the information. 

For students doing an entire Master's program at TIAS, both BRM modules are mandatory. We recommend doing BRM I at the start of your Master's and BRM II at the end, just before graduation. Talk to your Program Adviser about the best time to schedule BRM I into your personal learning path. 

More information on Business Research Methods

Advisory interview with the Program Adviser

Are you ready for the next step in your career and do you want more information? Or would you first like to ask an alumnus about the part-time MPM master's program? Or are you looking for advice on the financial possibilities? Please, feel free to contact the Program Adviser with any questions you may have about the part-time Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management.

Request an advisory interview

Dates and Locations Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM)

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Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM)Utrecht CampusJune 5, 2023February 10, 2023May 18, 2023

Tuition fee Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM)

€ 34650 for the entire master (exempt from VAT)

This price includes:

  • Day packages (lunch, coffee/tea and soft drinks) during college days
  • Registration and administration costs
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Mandatory literature, textbooks and teaching materials

Possible additional costs:

  • Dinners and overnight stays
  • Premaster (modules), if necessary (€ 400 - € 1200)**
  • Software licenses (if specific software is required)

**During your application, the Admissions and Assessment Committee will determine which premaster modules are required.

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Faculty Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM)

Academic Director

Eelco van Hout
Associate Professor


Theo Camps
Full Professor
Edith Hooge
Full Professor
Marc Vermeulen
Full Professor
Roger Bougie
Associate Professor
Joerg Raab
Associate Professor
Arco van de Ven
Full Professor

Start your application 

Following your enrollment, the Executive Master of Public and Non-Profit Management (MPM) Program Adviser will reach out to you for an initial introduction and to schedule an intake meeting with the Academic Director. The purpose of this intake is to discuss your development ambitions and the match with the learning objectives of the program. Upon a positive recommendation from the Academic Director after the intake, you will receive the official study agreement and can finalize your enrollment.

Esther van Zijp
Esther van Zijp
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 8641

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