On graduation, you could find work locally or internationally as a programme or project manager, consultant, analyst, civil servant or policy maker, in public and private sectors. Over 60% of our graduates go on to pursue a masters degree. A good portion of graduates take up work and continue to live in the Netherlands.
IPM gives you a range of skills which you can put to use in professional practice. We try to keep your job options open in the rapidly changing job market. We have provided some suggestions below, but there are myriad possibilities, depending on your strengths.
|Potential job roles (from current IPM alumni)|
|Human resource assistant|
|Stakeholder relations advisor|
"During my International Public Management internship, I obtained expertise in the field of economic promotion. As a result, I got an interesting position with strategic and project management responsibilities at a regional government in Switzerland where I use the knowledge I obtained in the IPM programme on a daily basis."
"In order to effectively run institutions, Public Managers need technical, business, management and intercultural skills. They also need to shape and embody a long-term vision for their public enterprise in a complex, fast-paced, and interconnected world. They are required to be aware of the public value their actions deliver to avoid economic, social and environmental repercussions. International Public Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences did not only provide me with a good basis to fulfil these requirements, but it has also instilled an international consciousness that is key to becoming a true global citizen."
“When I made the decision to start my adventures at the International Public Management programme (IPM), I merely expected to receive a degree in a field I had an interest in. I never would’ve expected it to bring me such immense knowledge, amazing experiences, unbelievable work opportunities, and lifelong relationships. It has brought me so much more than any other study could’ve and because of that IPM undoubtedly is one of the most life-changing and important chapters of my life, both personally and professionally.”
You should note that academic universities in the Netherlands require you to follow a pre-master’s programme after graduating from THUAS. Therefore, IPM offers you the opportunity to complete a pre-master’s degree in year three of the IPM programme which then qualifies you to be admitted to the Public Administration master’s degree programme at Leiden University, for example. Do keep in mind that you may need to meet certain grade requirements i.e. an average grade of 7.5.
Specifically, 63% of our IPM graduates pursue a pre-master's and then a master's degree in Public Administration at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Moreover, 8% pursue a master's in International Relations or War and Conflict Studies, 5% in Crisis and Security Management, Cyber/IT studies or Law.