You could be a policy officer, drawing up recommendations for the Australian government. This is what you do after you complete the degree programme and begin working on real assignments. But as a young professional, you do much more. You discover, for example, the culture at ‘your’ company. You attend meetings and company parties and meet with colleagues. You also learn all there is to know about ‘your’ market - the latest developments, the competition and what they do. In other words, you learn what this profession involves on a daily basis.
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An increasing number of International Public Management graduates decide they want to continue their education after graduation. Outside the Netherlands, IPM students can follow a master’s directly after graduation. We have seen for instance that IPM students have no problem applying for Master’s offered by British universities.
Note, however, that different rules apply in the Netherlands, as most Dutch universities require that THUAS graduates follow a pre-master’s first. Luckily, the IPM programme offers a pre-master in year three, so you can apply for a Public Administration Master’s at the University of Leiden. Bear in mind though that your average grade in year one will have to be 7.5, or higher.