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International and European Governance (MSc)

Career Prospects

The combination of academic and professional skills you gain in the MSc PA makes you an excellent candidate for positions in national and international governance and policy making, as well as for managerial positions in the private sector, after graduation.

Skills after graduation

Alumni of the IEG specialisation have a deep knowledge and understanding of all key concepts, theories and issues in management and decision-making processes of EU and international institutions, and the latest academic research in the field. They also have a solid toolkit of academic research methods and professional skills, preparing them for a job in either international or EU organisations which are confronted with cross-border global challenges. IEG graduates work in national and international governance organisations, policy making, consulting and the private sector. 

Positions our alumni hold

Graduates of the MSc in PA, International and European Governance specialisation currently hold a wide variety of managerial, policy-making and consultancy positions within such public organisations as foreign ministries and private organisations.

Some figures about graduates of Public Administration

Did you know that… ?

  • 53 % of our alumni found a job within two months after graduation?
  • 77 % of our alumni found a job within six months after graduation?
  • 91% of our alumni found a job within a year after graduation?
  • Over 60 % of our alumni has a job for which the MSc Public Administration or a closely related studies was a requirement?
  • Our alumni work on average 38 hours per week and have a gross monthly salary of more than € 3.000?
  • 41.58 Sector of first job Business (e.g. consulting, finance, legal)
  • 11.88 Sector of first job Other (e.g. non-profit, political party, media)
  • 18.81 Sector of first job Research & Education
  • 27.72 Sector of first job Government
  • 46.0 In which sector do our alumni find jobs? Public sector
  • 14.0 In which sector do our alumni find jobs? Business services, industry, transport, trade
  • 6.0 In which sector do our alumni find jobs? University
  • 7.0 In which sector do our alumni find jobs? Financial & legal services
  • 4.0 In which sector do our alumni find jobs? Press, information, communication
  • 21.0 In which sector do our alumni find jobs? Other
  • 27.0 The most popular jobs of our alumni Policy advisor
  • 17.0 The most popular jobs of our alumni Project manager
  • 11.0 The most popular jobs of our alumni Consultant
  • 6.0 The most popular jobs of our alumni Researcher
  • 6.0 The most popular jobs of our alumni Communication expert
  • 3.0 The most popular jobs of our alumni Teacher
  • 3.0 The most popular jobs of our alumni PhD
  • 3.0 The most popular jobs of our alumni Financial advisor
  • 24.0 The most popular jobs of our alumni Other

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