Master's Program in Public Policy

Master's Program in Public Policy


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The Master’s Program in Public Policy at Vietnam Japan University (VJU) is designed to prepare students with deep knowledge and understanding of the complexity and challenges of public policy, its formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The program also aims to equip students with a set of analytical tools and essential skills necessary to be more effective managers, leaders, decision-makers and implementers who have not only a sustainable vision but also the capacity of finding and solving problems as well as taking leadership in achieving the vision.

 

Duration: 24 months

Training Method: Fulltime

Teaching language: Vietnamese and English

Location: Vietnam Japan University – My Dinh Campus

 

Awarded degree: The Degree of Master in Economics (specialized in Public Policy)

  • Work in the fields of planning and implementing public policies as analysts, consultants, implementers and evaluators;
  • Academic researchers and members of teaching staff at research institutes, national and international universities;
  • Consultants and coordinators at international organizations or NGOs;
  • Study PhD degrees at both national and international education institutions;
  • High quality, based on the curriculum of Tsukuba University, modified to meet the requirements of Vietnam’s context;
  • International academic environment; at least 50% of lecturers from Japan; modern facilities; participation in projects with well-known professors;
  • Substantially subsidized tuition fees; full scholarships for outstanding students;
  • A 3-month fully covered internship in Japan for 50% of students;
  • Modern knowledge and skills in a multi-cultural context, especially Japanese;
  • Competency when applying for jobs at Vietnamese, Japanese enterprises and international organizations upon graduation;

 

University of Tsukuba

The coordinating university of VJU’s Master’s Program in Public Policy. One of the top 10 most prestigious universities in Japan. 

 

 

The curriculum consists of a total of 64 credits, including core courses in fundamental and professional knowledge, as well as elective courses in each specified field.

 

Courses

Credits

General knowledge

 

Philosophy

4

Japanese Language

6

Fundamental and Specific Knowledge

 

Compulsory courses

18

Basic Sustainability Science

3

Methodology and Informatics for Sustainable Science

3

Introduction to Public Policy

2

Governance and Development

2

Public Policy Analysis

2

Public Policy Formulation and Implementation

2

Macroeconomics for Public Policy

2

Microeconomics for Public Policy

2

Elective courses

20/42

Academic English

4

Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods

2

Leadership

2

Public Economics

2

Fiscal and Monetary Policy

2

Public Finance

2

Development Finance

2

Econometrics

2

Principle and Method of Performance Evaluation

2

International Trade

2

Urban and Regional Economics

2

Regional and Urban Development Policy

2

Industrial and Trade Policy

2

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy

2

Science and Technology Policy

2

Education Policy

2

Human Resource Development for Public Sector

2

Social Welfare Policy

2

Disaster Prevention

2

Transportation Planning and Policy

2

International Political Economy

2

Series of guest speakers’ lectures

Non-credit

Internship

6

Master thesis

10

Admission capacity: 20 students per intake

 

Admission requirements:

  • GPA: Learn more at Major Reuirements down below 
  • English proficiency requirements: For official enrollment: Level 4/6 (IELTS 5.0-5.5) in Vietnamese reference framework for foreign language (Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BGDĐT) or equivalent.

Major Requirements:

Same majors

Relevant majors

Closely related majors

Economics 

 

Applicants with GPA ≥ 2.8/4.0. Two years of work experience is required for applicants with GPA from 2.5/4.0 to less than 2.8/4.0.

Development economics, International economics and other majors with 90% of the courses/credits matched with those of the economics program. 

 

Applicants with GPA ≥ 2.8/4.0. Two years of work experience is required for applicants with GPA from 2.5/4.0 to less than 2.8/4.0.

 

 

Applicants who graduated in: International Studies, Scientific socialism, Journalism, Sociology, Social work, Oriental studies , Education must have at least 2 years of work experience. The requirements of GPA are same as the right and appropriate majors.

 

Applicants who graduated in: Accounting, Auditing, Political Economy, Public Management, International Business, Marketing, Commercial Business, Regional and Urban Planning, Human Resource Management, Agricultural Economy, Tourism and Travel Service Administration, Hotel Administration can apply immediately right after graduation if GPA≥ 2.8/4.0. Two years of work experience is required for applicants with GPA from 2.5/4.0 to less than 2.8/4.0. 

 

Entrance exam 

  • Open admission
  • Entrance exam: application screening and oral test

Deadline for Application submission: 

1st Admission: Mar 18th 2019

2nd Admission: July 19th 2019

 

Admission schedule and Admission documents (Please visit here)

 

Please click here to download application document.

Program Office

Room 615, 6th Floor, My Dinh Campus

Luu Huu Phuoc Road, My Dinh 1 Residential Area, Cau Dien Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam View google map

Program Assistant: 

Ms. Pham Thu Ha

Tel: (+84) 2473 06 60 01 (Ext: 6154)

 

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