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 policy-making 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.


Dual Curriculum - Two Degrees

Earn two Executive Master’s degrees: An Executive Master in Business Administration and an Executive Master in Public Administration.

Distinguished International Faculty and Industry Specialists

Interact with and learn from internationally recognized scholars, leading civil servants, and renowned global experts.

Leadership Focus

Hone your leadership and management capabilities and nurture your drive for innovation and impactful change. 

International Exposure

Enhance your ability to navigate a globalized world, through a week-long study visit at the ESMT campus in Berlin.

Experiential Learning

Experience the real-world impacts of the knowledge acquired from the program through a capstone project carried out with a marquee partner in Qatar.

Alignment with Qatar Vision 2030

Be part of it! The program in aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030. We expect our graduates to be in high demand thanks to their entrepreneurial and superior managerial skills.


Increased Employment Potential

Engage in customized events and activities designed to enhance your employment potential, including a  speaker series with influential leaders, as well as academic and career services, and social events.

Increased Earning Potential

Unlock increased salary opportunities with the invaluable experience and specialization the dual degree has to offer.

 Core Management Skills

You will learn the tools necessary to run a successful business or business unit.

Career Flexibility

Excel in public, nonprofit and/or private sector employment! The dual degree will power your success wherever your leadership career takes you.

Inter-sectoral and International Network

Gain access to an international network across the public and the private spheres and belong to the alumni communities of both ESMT and DI.

Increased Influence

Gain two complementary skill sets that enable you to occupy influential strategic positions by providing a bridge across sectors.

Immediate learning Applications

Apply learning immediately!  The program is designed on a modular basis to allow you to begin transforming your institution right away.



  • Managers in the corporate sector working in government relations, strategy and regulatory affairs.

  • Managers in public enterprises.

  • Managers and experts in public administration roles.

  • Managers in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and non-profit organizations.

  • Business owners.

  • Consultants in the private and public sectors.

  • Managers looking to further their career in the public and private sectors.


Degrees Awarded:

Executive MBA from ESMT Berlin

Executive MPA from DI Qatar.

Dual Curriculum:

Business and Management courses from ESMT Berlin and Public Administration courses from SPADE.


21 Months


Adapted to the busy schedule of executives. You will dedicate 3 to 4 days of face-to-face meetings per month to the program. Learning continues online via our Learning Management System.


Program delivery will take place in Doha, Qatar. You are able to attend a one-week course delivered in Berlin, Germany.

The language of Instruction:


Program Start Date:

29 September 2019

Application Deadline:

15 February 2019


The program consists of courses from the two schools, below is an indicative list of the topics students will cover:



Introduction to General Management

Introduction to Citizenship Governance and public administration

Introduction to Economic Thinking

Introductory Statistics with Applications

Managerial Analysis and Decision-Making

Public Policy Analysis and Formulation

Operations and Supply Chain

Public Sector Budgeting and Finance

Marketing Management

Public Human Resource Management

Accounting and Management Control

Public leadership, Change and Conflict Management

Financial Management and Corporate Finance

Research Methods in Public Administration

Organizational Behavior

leadership Skills


Elective Courses

Strategic International Management


Entrepreneurship and Innovation management


Corporate Governance and Integrity management


Business Experiments and Impact Analysis


Global Network  Week (optional)


Capstone Project


  • At least five 5 years of management experience.
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Professional Fluency in English.
  • Online Application
  • Undergraduate Academic Transcripts.
  • Graduate Academic Transcripts (if applicable).
  • Personal Statement.
  • Non-objection letter from the applicant's employer.
  • English language requirement:
    •  A minimum score of 79 in the iBT TOELF test, or;
    • A minimum score of 6.5 in the IELTS Academic test, or;
    •  Proof of having completed a Bachelor's degree in which the language of instruction was entirely in English.
  • Test Scores of either: 
    • The Business Admissions Test (administered by DI), or;
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or;
    • The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).



The EMBA-EMPA program fees are QR 320,000 payable throughout the duration of the program. The second cohort of students will start classes on 29th of September 2019; admissions for this cohort starts on 1 October 2018 and ends on 15 February 2019.


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