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Public Management

Semester 6 Semester
Darmstadt / Dieburg
Winter semester
Without admission restriction.
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The degree programme is geared towards sustainable future shaping of the public sector as well as accelerated change processes. The focus areas of social-ecological and digital transformation in and with the transformation in and with the public sector. In teaching, we emphasise the development of action competence and learning and experiencing the importance and management of actor networks in close cooperation with practice.  As an interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree programme, Public Management (PuMa) includes elements of economics, social sciences, political science and law. More detailed information on this degree course is available on the website of the Faculty of Economics.


The degree programme trains students for management tasks in the public sector - and thus for the largest employer in the Federal Republic of Germany. Graduates are well prepared for senior management functions in organisations in the public and non-profit sectors. The spectrum ranges from operational functions (e.g. service provision processes, marketing and customer care) and financially oriented functions (budgeting and accounting, financing) to communication functions (information management, process management) and control functions (e.g. controlling, investment management, project management) to strategic functions. Graduates benefit from the job security of public organisations and their flexible working time models.

The following Master’s degree courses are then within reach, based on a successful Bachelor’s degree graduation: 

BWL - Master of Science


The course units convey broad fundamentals of transformative public management combined with
application of the law and social science fundamentals. In addition, methodological (mathematical-statistical, scientific as well as project management-related) competences and social competences (diversity, intercultural communication, personnel management) are taught and tested in real transfer in and with practice. A detailed description of the study course is available in the module manual (German).


A professional activity can be continued integrated into the study programme. Lectures are usually held on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in Darmstadt or Dieburg. Examinations are set in such a way that part-time students have sufficient preparation time. The exchange between working and full-time students offers added value for all involved.


The basic requirement is a university entrance qualification. All applicants must attend a mandatory Puma Welcome Day, which can also be held online in special cases. Achievements from the administrative specialist training programme can be credited towards the degree programme. Further information can be found here. Detailed information of the admission prerequisites can be found in the Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German) combined with the Admission Regulations (German).