Global Policy and Management on a Complex International Stage

NYU Wagner and University College London's School of Public Policy (UCL), in  a unique partnership, offer an innovative one-year joint Master of Public Administration, Executive program in Global Public Policy and Management (Global EMPA).

Global Content at Global Sites, in One Year

The Global EMPA program is a one-year, full-time program. Students spend the first semester (August - December) at NYU Wagner in New York City and the spring semester (January - May) at UCL in London.  Students spend the summer (June - August) in locations across the globe working on a client-based Capstone project.

A Call for Experienced Leaders

The Global EMPA is intended for experienced leaders – analysts, decision makers, and managers – in domestic and international organizations, and in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. The program equips public service leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to design and implement effective and sustainable solutions to unprecedented global challenges.

Dedicated Scholarships

The Pentland Scholarship is a full scholarship available to a student from Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin America.

A Fulbright award is available to British and US citizens. Follow the links for information about criteria and application process.


Addressing Challenges at the Intersections

Whatever their chosen field, today's global leaders need to be able to develop and implement creative, cross-sector policies in a complex environment in which many communities and organizations have a stake. They may also find themselves moving across a variety of public, nonprofit and private sector institutions in different locations during their careers.

During their year in the Global EMPA, students improve their ability to craft effective solutions to problems in the face of global and local policy and management challenges. They learn to balance advantages of public and private sector actors; promote successful inter-governmental cooperation at all levels; more effectively link policy analysis with policy implementation; and broadly ensure that policy is meeting its intended objectives and improving human welfare.