The MPA is aimed primarily at students with a solid professional background. It is a part-time programme, generally based on one day of classes per week, with students usually continuing with their professional responsibilities at 80%. With this in mind, the MPA does not plan for internships in public institutions as the majority of students make the most of the opportunity to experiment and learn in their own “natural” working environment.
The standard programme duration is 3 years: 2 years of classes and 1 year to develop and write the MPA dissertation. However, it is possible to condense the programme’s classes into 1 academic year or extend the duration of studies out to a maximum of 5 years.
The MPA is designed and organised for flexibility; students can start the programme at the beginning of any trimester. Depending on how their professional situation evolves, students can change the rhythm and duration of their studies during the programme.
The programme can be further personalised, as in addition to the obligatory core modules, the student must choose to follow three out of twelve optional courses.
Learn more about the programme’s structure (in French).
The MPA programme requires a sustained effort throughout the entire period of study. Class attendance in obligatory and students must also carry out a significant amount of personal work involving reading, the preparation of case studies, teamwork activities and essay writing, not forgetting the dissertation.
The intense, one-year, full-time version of the programme makes it impossible to carry out any professional activities in parallel.