24 Nov 2015 19:57 IST

British Columbia Univ announces Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs programme

Last date for submission of the application is January 26, 2016.

University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada has announced the launch of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA).

The two-year global public policy programme at UBC, Vancouver prepares students for senior management roles – as policy analysts, foreign policy strategists, directors of corporate policy and similar functions in different eco-systems across the world.

Speaking about the new programme in a statement, Yves Tiberghien, Co-Director of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) said, “The players that set the global agenda in the past are seeing a power shift as the overall balance of power has shifted massively toward the so-called emerging powers. This disruption has to be addressed in new ways because it’s clear that past methods aren’t addressing the scale of today’s problems. Domestic, global, economics, science, social issues, stakeholders, social engagement, communication – it’s all intertwined. The MPPGA programme addresses this new reality the leadership skills it will cultivate through the program will help students succeed in positions of influence to put forward positive change wherever they may be in the world.”

“Part of what sets the program apart is a focus on “pracademics” – the concept of learning by doing. This involves people actually “doing policy” as part of the program: analyzing, creating and implementing policy,” said Moura Quayle, the other Co-Director of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA). “We’re also developing a series of professional development workshops that will give our students the capacity to be really effective in the workplace. In the second year of the programme, students will work in teams with real-world, global clients.”

Students can apply for the course for 2016 through the website and the last date for submission of the application is January 26, 2016.