Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AMEastern Standard Time

    MPA in Economic Policy Management (MPA-EPM),formerly known as Program in Economic Policy Management (PEPM)


    Students in the one-year MPA-EPM program gain the skills they need to become highly accomplished policymakers and professionals in market economies. The course of study applies the theoretical rigor of the social sciences to the practical lessons of economics and management science through the intensive study of actual economic policy successes and failures.


    Who It’s For

    The MPA-EPM is best suited for mid-career professionals and policymakers with at least 3 years of work experience in economic decision-making at institutions such as central banks, finance ministries, national and international development agencies, and international financial institutions. Professionals from financial, consulting and energy backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.


    Career Paths

    Students graduating with an MPA-EPM degree acquire skills to advance their career and work in leadership, management, and research positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Recent employers include the World Bank, Bank of England, People’s Bank of China, Inter-American Development Bank, and Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, to name a few.

    Curriculum & Courses

    The core of the MPA-EPM program comprises two three-semester course sequences in macroeconomic policy management and econometrics. This core is supplemented by courses in management skills and political economy. Each course is built around real-world examples and case studies. Students may choose additional elective courses offered at SIPA and other graduate schools at Columbia.


    MPA-EPM students must choose one of three curricular focuses:


    • The traditional Economic Policy Management focus (EPM) builds students' technical competence with the tools of economic management and policymaking
    • The Global Energy Management and Policy focus (GEMP) teaches the fundamentals of the energy industry, including international energy systems and business organizations involved in the production, transportation, and marketing of energy products
    • The Central Banking and Financial Markets focus (CBFM) teaches the latest techniques in capital market development and macroprudential policy

    Contact Info

    MPA in Economic Policy Management (MPA-EPM) |

    Columbia University | School of International and Public Affairs

    Suite 1303 | Phone: (212) 854-6982  |

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.