The EMBA-EMPA Dual Degree Program prepares seasoned managers for executive leadership roles in both the private and public sectors by combining best business management practices with expert insight into governance and policy analysis.

The EMBA program at the European School of Management and Technology, Berlin (ESMT) is a rigorous general management program that guides your transition from management into senior leadership and entrepreneurial roles. The program is designed to deliver the experiences and skills needed to transform you into an effective, integrative leader, capable of implementing change and innovation in complex international business environments.

The EMPA program at the School of Public Administration and Development Economics (SPADE) prepares current and future public service professionals to lead organizations through acquiring the skills needed to govern, manage, and make policy and administrative decisions while upholding the values of public service.



The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)

ESMT, in Berlin, Germany, was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a Master's in Management as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and management of technology. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs, accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. The Financial Times ranked ESMT at number 17 among European business schools for 2017.


Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI)

The School of Public Administration and Development Economics (SPADE), SPADE is part of Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, which was founded in 2015 with a curriculum designed to enhance the social value of scholarship and its potential impact for the wider community. SPADE currently offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA), an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), and a Master of Development Economics (MDE). It also houses the Executive Education Excellence Center, which provides executive training programs for civil servants in the Qatari public sector. The programs at SPADE equip students with skills, knowledge, and analytical tools in public affairs management, including policymaking and analysis. With its programs licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar, SPADE is also a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), an international association of graduate education programs in Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management.


Programs Structure: 

A- Executive master's in public administration Structure (Doha Institute for Graduate Studies):

Students must complete 42 credit hours distributed on core courses, elective courses and capstone project to obtain the Executive master's in public administration as follows:

1- Core Compulsory Courses  

- MPA 610EE Introduction to Citizenship, Governance, and Public Administration

- MPA 612EE Introductory Statistics with Applications

- MPP 611EE Public Policy Analysis and Formulation

- MPA 613EE Public Budgeting and Finance

- MPA 614EE Public Human Resource Management

- MPA 616EE Public Leadership Change and Conflict Management

- MPA 618EE Research Methods in Public Administration

- MPA 619EE Strategic Management for Public Sector and NGOs


2- Elective Courses

Students can complete 15 credit hours of elective courses. The elective courses provide broad range reflects the interests of the executives' managers involved in the track.


B- Executive Master in Business Administration Structure (The European School of Management and Technology): 

- IGM Introduction to General Management

- IET Introduction to Economic Thinking

- MAD Managerial Analysis and Decision-Making

- OPS Operations and Supply Chain

- MAM Marketing Management

- MAP Accounting and Management Control

- FIN Financial Management and Corporate Finance

- OBE Organizational Behavior

- NGT Negotiation

- SIM Strategic International Management

- EPS Entrepreneurship and Innovation management

- BET Business ethics and sustainability

- BET Business Experiments and Impact Analysis

C- Capstone Research: 

After completing the track requirements, the graduates will have Executive Master of public administration and  Executive Master in Business Administration.