Master of Public Policy and Leadership

Why is EDU offering Master of Public Policy and Leadership?

In this era of globalization and digitalization, the process of policymaking needs to be reinvented. Every aspect of a citizen’s life in a society is affected by the decisions of leaders of the corporate world and government officials. Studying public policy and leadership is now of the utmost importance when societal problems become more complex and challenging.

The key objective of this program is to help students develop ethical and effective leadership skills to formulate and implement public policy with moral standards. EDU believes that the current world requires a different kind of knowledge in understanding public policy in the context of today’s digital world. Both public and private organizations today deal with a variety of policy issues which require different kinds of solution. The world of policy is multidimensional: economists discuss the efficiency of a proposal, lawyers talk about its legal and ethical grounds, and financial analysts analyze it from an affordability point of view. The mid-level or senior managers/ policymakers remain at the core of decision making. They navigate between the diverse opinions from stakeholders to reach the best possible solution for the corporate and public world and this is where the art of leadership and science of policy come together!

What are the key features of the MPPL curriculum?

The uniqueness of the MPPL program curriculum is its non-traditional approach, and the entire curriculum revolves around the main theme of “Digital and Global Governance”. Students will learn to analyze complex scenarios of policy decisions and address social problems and their solutions. The curriculum is also designed to foster unexplored leadership qualities to take major leadership roles at the local, state or corporate level.

The program features include:

  • An interdisciplinary program with a laser focus on policy study and leadership innovation.

  • The curriculum is unique in its scientific and professional approach to digital governance.

  • Designed to equip students with skills and techniques to face the contemporary challenges of leadership in the era of globalization.

Program learning Outcomes

1. Interdisciplinary Knowledge Base

Understand and apply basic concepts of policy and leadership to analyze policy problems, identify solutions, develop effective implementation plans, and evaluate results.

2. Research Acumen

Design social research to contribute to strategic decision making, having a clear idea about ontological and epistemological stand.

Follow ethical principles for conducting research, citing sources, using human subjects and secondary data.

3. Values, Attitudes and Leadership Aptitude

Utilize policy theory and research in their professional setup.

Critically analyze leadership contexts such as culture, technology, political economy to come up with sustainable solutions.

Demonstrate ethical practices in academic and professional setup and while serving the greater society.

4. Communication and Critical Thinking

Apply sets of interdisciplinary tools to develop innovative and out of the box solutions to a wide range of problems.

Exhibit excellent academic writing and verbal communication skills in their professional presentations, reports and analytical writings.

5. Global Competence

Value diversity and exhibit commitment to sustainable development.

Examine cultural, legal, political, social, economic, and technological issues to conduct professional analyses from a global perspective.

Program Mode

The program is designed to offer 3 different modes of study depending on the academic and professional aspiration of an applicant.

1. TAUGHT MODE

12 courses (36 credits)

2. MIXED MODE

2 Research Courses (6 credits)+ 6 Courses (18 credits) + Dissertation (12 Credits)

3. RESEARCH MODE

2 Research courses (6 credits)+ 3 Audit courses (9 credits) + Dissertation (21 Credits)

FACULTY FOCUS

SAYEED AL NOMAN

MPhil in Comparative Social Policy (University of Oxford)

MSc (Research) in Public Policy and Public Administration (London School of Economics)

DEBASISH CHAKRABORTY, PHD

Dean, School of Business, Seton Hill University, USA

S M ABDUL QUDDUS, PHD

Professor, Public Policy & Organzitional Science, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

MD. AMINUL ISLAM, PHD

Professor School of Business and Technopreneurship Universiti Malaysia Perlis Malaysia

DR. MOHAMMAD ROKIBUL KABIR

Professor, Department of Public Leadership, Management and Governance & Associate Dean School of Business, East Delta University

DR. RASHED AL KARIM

PhD, Universiti Utara Malaysia

Associate Professor, East Delta University

TASMEEM CHOWDHURY BONHI

Master Of Science (Msc), Public Policy, University Of Bristol, UK

Assistant Professor, East Delta University

RAWNAK AFROZE SHRM-CP

Master's in HRM & Industrial Relations, University of Warwick, UK

Assistant Professor, East Delta University

NIBRAS ALDIBBIATM

MSc in Social Policy, University of Oxford

DR. RIDOAN KARIM

Lecturer Department of Business Law & Taxation, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia

Who are our prospective students?

People from different professional backgrounds such as doctors, engineers, teachers, corporate managers, lawyers, bankers, mariners, public officials, entrepreneurs, members of defense, humanitarian workers etc.

What is the career pathway for MPPL graduates?

MPPL graduates can work for the government, corporates, financial institutions, NGOs, academic institutions, the business sector etc. They can be hired for a wide range of positions such as executive, academicians, consultants, researcher, policy advisors, development managers.

MPPL program has been designed around 4 practical themes

1. Digital and Global Governance: Framework and Policies

How do we adapt to today’s world of fast-paced digital transformation?

Our specialized courses will guide students to adapt to the fast-paced digital transformation happening today in the public and private sectors. Students will be familiar with the ideas of digital and accountable governance, roles, and decision-making authority in an organization.

2. Public Policy Framework

Analysis, Development and Implementation

Our courses will equip students with the necessary skills to address the world’s most pressing public policy challenges.

3. Practising the Art of Leadership

How the ever-changing art of leadership impact our public and private sectors hence our business?

Our variety of courses will explore Leadership through the lens of globalization, cultural change, service innovation, public policy, and human resource management.

4. Research Skills for Managing Global Environment

Analysis, Development and Implementation

Specially designed courses will train students with the basics of social research and relevant competencies (tailored according to the 3 modes offered: taught/mixed/research). We provide state-of-art library facilities and other tools to enhance student learning & research.

Tuition & Fees

Cost estimation for 1 (one) semester

The tuition fee structure described below is not applicable to international students. For further information on international student admissions, please contact us at enquiry@eastdelta.edu.bd

Application Requirements

  • SSC & HSC- Minimum GPA of 2.5 in each examination or

  • O Levels/ A Levels – a minimum of 5 subjects in O levels and 2 subjects in A levels with a total of 26.5 points.

  • CGPA 2.0 in the Undergraduate program.

  • 1 year of employment/ work experience.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AIDS

Board of trustees-Chairman’s Leadership Award

Up to 100% Waiver on Tuition Fees*

Requirements: 5 years of work experience (mandatory) & a valid IELTS Test Score of 7.00 or 1 research paper publication.

Applicable to: New Intakes

Applicable Requirement for the Continuation of the Scholarship:

  • A student must enroll 18 credits & maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 & above in the semesters on which the scholarships eligibility is measured

Sher-e-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Haque Scholarship

70% Waiver on Tuition Fees*

Applicable to: New Intakes

EDU Corporate Leadership Award

To enhance leadership skills of professionals, EDU has collaborated with various corporate and developmental organizations. Through this collaboration, EDU would like to contribute to building qualified human resources with academic and professional training of international standards to enhance the overall welfare of society.

Every term, selected employees of partner organizations will be eligible to study the MPPL program under a special scholarship (80% scholarship on their overall tuition fees).

Professionals joining this program will have a widened knowledge base on leadership styles, policy and decision making at the workplace. They will have improved communication, critical thinking and research skills, helping them build their global citizenship portfolio. The MPPL program will focus on areas such as critical evaluation, cultural effectiveness, leadership, consultation, communication, ethics, and relationships management with a strong foundation in policy and leadership.

For more details, please contact the EDU admissions office and HR department of your organization.

EDU Female Leadership Award

1 female student every term will get up to 100% waiver on tuition fees based on her academic and professional merit.

Requirements: Minimum 3 years of work experience, supported by exemplary exhibit of leadership (extracurricular activities, social and volunteer work, national/international level achievements etc.)

EDU Alumni Award

Alumni of EDU will be eligible to join the MPPL program and avail a 75% waiver on the overall tuition fees.

Fee Waivers for Family Members of EDU's full-time students/ employees

Sibling/ spouse of EDU's full-time students/alumni will receive 30% tuition fee waiver in all programs (not applicable for those who have already received other waivers or Financial Support higher than or equal to 30%).

Applicable Requirement for the Continuation of the Scholarship:

  • Students must maintain CGPA 3.00 and above for continuation of tuition fee waiver.

* The authority reserves the right to amend the structure without any prior notice.

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Assistant Director, Ministry of Labor and Employment

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International Organization for Migration in Cox's Bazar

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Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Anika Mumtarin

Education Facilitator, DanChurch Aid

MD. FARHAN SHAHRIAR, IDSCM, CSCA

Private Sector Development Specialist, USAID Bangladesh

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