The Master in Public Management (MPM) program intends to strengthen and develop students’ leadership and managerial competencies in the rigors of public service delivery anchored on the use of effective management and governance principles and methodologies.

By the end of the program, students are prepared to achieve the broader goals of transforming communities and building the nation through ethical leadership and good governance in the public service.

    Available courses

    The PhD LS-PM Bulletin will be the School's communication portal to its students.

    The MPM Bulletin will be the School's communication portal to its students.

    The course introduces the student to the concepts and frameworks on health promotion and the social determinants of health.  Drawn from the initial work of the Commission on Social Determinants that was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008, as well as from the very first International Conference on Health Promotion way back in 1986, the course also provides a venue for discussing how this theoretical frame is translated into practice in various settings.  Cases from other countries are discussed and analyzed.  Experiences in the Philippine setting are also explored and assessed.

    The course discusses the basic principles and concepts behind health sector reforms, including the roles and interactions of the state and the market in the delivery of health services and how these interactions influence the attainment of efficiency and equity goals in the health system. Various perspectives and approaches in health management and governance and in strengthening health service delivery are explored in the course. The course also examines how this reform framework is linked to the health system building blocks and the challenges of moving toward Universal Health Coverage.

    This Module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    The World Health Organization identified Health Information Systems as one of the building blocks of health systems. Moreover, having well-managed information on the different aspects of healthcare is essential for the successful implementation of the other building blocks. This underscores the importance of learning the practical management of information communication technologies (ICT).

    This course will provide students with concepts and tools in managing ICT in the health context. Health informatics topics will include Principles of Information Systems, Electronic Health Records, and Information Security. New technologies such as the Internet and mobile that have given rise to new channels of delivery will be discussed. IT Management concepts, in the context of Philippines, and government services will include Economics of IT, Diffusion of IT, and Systems Development Management.

    After taking this course, students are expected to consider appropriate ICT for the (1) improvement of health service delivery, (2) better performance management, and (3) advanced health research.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    This Module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    This module introduces MPM students to view ethics, power, and accountability not merely as concepts but as dynamic and interrelated themes implicitly and overtly being practiced in government.

    As such, it engages students to draw on their own relevant experiences and use these concepts as lens in abstracting their own understanding of these themes. This is in light of related literature – both classical and contemporary – as proposed/reflected upon by various authors.

    Ultimately, it challenges students to learn critical and creative thinking skills in integrating theory and practice; and apply these in their own local – both socio-cultural and politico-economic – contexts.

    This module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government.

    This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    This module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government.

    This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    The course emphasizes the roles and interactions of the state and market in the delivery of health services and how these interactions influence the attainment of efficiency and equity goals in the health system. Different health system models and new perspectives and innovative approaches in health governance and health reforms, such as decentralization, devolution, autonomization, corporatization, public-private partnership, deregulation and globalization, are also discussed and explored.

    The course introduces the student to the concepts and frameworks on health promotion and the social determinants of health.  Drawn from the initial work of the Commission on Social Determinants that was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008, as well as from the very first International Conference on Health Promotion way back in 1986, the course also provides a venue for discussing how this theoretical frame is translated into practice in various settings.  Cases from other countries are discussed and analyzed.  Experiences in the Philippine setting are also explored and assessed.

    This module introduces MPM students to view ethics, power, and accountability not merely as concepts but as dynamic and interrelated themes implicitly and overtly being practiced in government.

    As such, it engages students to draw on their own relevant experiences and use these concepts as lens in abstracting their own understanding of these themes. This is in light of related literature – both classical and contemporary – as proposed/reflected upon by various authors.

    Ultimately, it challenges students to learn critical and creative thinking skills in integrating theory and practice; and apply these in their own local – both socio-cultural and politico-economic – contexts.

    This module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government.

    This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    This module introduces MPM students to view ethics, power, and accountability not merely as concepts but as dynamic and interrelated themes implicitly and overtly being practiced in government.

    As such, it engages students to draw on their own relevant experiences and use these concepts as lens in abstracting their own understanding of these themes. This is in light of related literature – both classical and contemporary – as proposed/reflected upon by various authors.

    Ultimately, it challenges students to learn critical and creative thinking skills in integrating theory and practice; and apply these in their own local – both socio-cultural and politico-economic – contexts.

    This course will provide students with concepts and tools in managing information communication technology in health. The management of information has become a key competitive advantage among healthcare enterprises. New technologies such as the Internet and mobile have given
    rise to new channels of delivery.

    This course was developed particularly with a management perspective. This course will provide an overview of health informatics and its various subdomains including bioinformatics, consumer health informatics, public health informatics. It will discuss in detail health information system
    management. Key concepts in hospital information systems such as electronic health records and clinical decision support will also be discussed.

    This module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government.

    This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    This module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government.

    This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches.

    Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    The course provides an overview of the application of key economic principles and tools on national and local development. It starts by looking at the broad Philippine economy and assesses how the macroeconomy affects different economic actors. Then it proceeds to review how markets work at the micro level, their underlying assumptions and their role in economic growth and development. It also examines situations where markets fail, which warrant government intervention and specify the role of government in economic and social development. We will devote some time in examining the economic issues that underlie some of the political and social problems in the Philippines and a framework will be provided for student groups to choose their own issues that will be subject to economic analysis.

    The course explores tacit and explicit knowledge using a variety of case studies and other learning materials in applying a good mix of learning approaches in order to deepen the students’ appreciation of the strategic role and impact of human resources. Timely and essential topics will be examined and some of these could be: the impact of information technology, the adoption of private sector practices, the changing meaning of work, and the links between HRM to the good governance and reform agenda of the government.


    At the end of the course the students are expected to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of HRM as a core competency of every leader and manager given the particular context of public sector organizations.


    This module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability-focused approaches. Critical/strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.


    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    The course integrates concepts from public administration and management, political science and organizational development studies towards a deeper understanding of the government, its nature and structure, its roles and functions, and its limitations and failures. It seeks to enable students to enhance their understanding of public organizations in general and how they affect and influence government effectiveness and performance.

    This course focuses on the basic concepts and principles that underpin all of economics. Microeconomic concepts such as scarcity, opportunity costs, marginal costs, and efficiency will never lose their central role in economics as long as scarcity itself exists. Macroeconomic concepts like national income, employment and unemployment, inflation and deflation, balance of payments and foreign exchange rates will remain to be the primary concerns of all managers in the public sector in all economies.  In addition, the course will deal with the economics of long-term growth, poverty, and development, specifically in Philippines.

     

    As an overview course, it will integrate and link all of these areas of concern and will show their importance in managerial decision-making. Thus the course aims to teach MPM students the economic way of thinking about resource-related decisions, and how they apply even in not-for-profit organizations.

    This course is an introduction to ethical decision-making. Students will learn how to identify, analyze, and arrive at optimal decisions regarding moral dilemmas. They will be introduced to basic theories of ethics, power, and accountability which they can utilize in the decision-making process. But more importantly, students will be engaged in practical application of these theories through relevant cases studies that they may encounter as stakeholders in public management.

    THIS MODULE AIMS to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability-focused approaches. Critical/strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    The course provides an overview of the application of key economic principles and tools on national and local development. It starts by looking at the broad Philippine economy and assesses how the macroeconomy affects different economic actors. Then it proceeds to review how markets work at the micro level, their underlying assumptions and their role in economic growth and development. It also examines situations where markets fail, which warrant government intervention and specify the role of government in economic and social development. We will devote some time in examining the economic issues that underlie some of the political and social problems in the Philippines and a framework will be provided for student groups to choose their own issues that will be subject to economic analysis.

    This course will provide students with concepts and tools in managing ICT in the health context. Health informatics topics will include Principles of Information Systems, Electronic Health Records, and Information Security. New technologies such as the Internet and mobile that have given rise to new channels of delivery will be discussed. IT Management concepts, in the context of Philippines, and government services will include Economics of IT, Diffusion of IT, and Systems Development Management.

     

    After taking this course, students are expected to consider appropriate ICT for the improvement of health service delivery, (2) better performance management, and (3) advanced health research.

    The course provides foundational concepts of local governance and the implementation of decentralization and local autonomy in the Philippines. It looks at the organization, powers, and the functions of local government units (LGUs) in the light of the Local Government Code (LGC), and in the context of Philippine Politics and Governance.  The tools and techniques of modern management are discussed in the context of their appropriate application in managing the challenges and innovations at the local level. Emerging concepts on the practice of governance such as performance management, new perspectives in public management, globalization issues, etc. are examined in the light of a decentralized set-up of the local government. Moreover, new paradigms and conceptual application of principles in strengthening the practice of decentralization are also discussed.

    The course discusses the basic principles and concepts behind health sector reforms, including the roles and interactions of the state and the market in the delivery of health services and how these interactions influence the attainment of efficiency and equity goals in the health system. Various perspectives and approaches in health management and governance and in strengthening health service delivery are explored in the course. The course also examines how this reform framework is linked to the health system building blocks and the challenges of moving toward Universal Health Coverage.

    The course introduces the student to the concepts and frameworks on health promotion and the social determinants of health.  Drawn from the initial work of the Commission on Social Determinants that was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008, as well as from the very first International Conference on Health Promotion way back in 1986, the course also provides a venue for discussing how this theoretical frame is translated into practice in various settings.  Cases from other countries are discussed and analyzed.  Experiences in the Philippine setting are also explored and assessed.

    This Module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    This module introduces MPM students to view ethics, power, and accountability not merely as concepts but as dynamic and interrelated themes implicitly and overtly being practiced in government.

    As such, it engages students to draw on their own relevant experiences and use these concepts as lens in abstracting their own understanding of these themes. This is in light of related literature – both classical and contemporary – as proposed/reflected upon by various authors.

    Ultimately, it challenges students to learn critical and creative thinking skills in integrating theory and practice; and apply these in their own local – both socio-cultural and politico-economic – contexts.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    Urbanization in Asia is taking place at an accelerating rate. The level of urbanization in the Philippines is estimated to be at 65% by 2030, up from the current estimate of 49% by the National Economic and Development Authority. Metro Manila, in particular, has been named as one of the world’s 25 largest cities or megacities, with a population exceeding 10 million. With population bursting at the seams, it is a challenge for national and local governments to meet the demands for services and at the same time provide a decent environment and better quality of urban life. The requirements of city-dwellers become more complex as urbanization progresses, with  economic performance of cities  as a priority metric of development, even amidst continuing calls for  a triple bottom line: social, economic, environmental (ecological).

    This course will introduce students to urbanization and sustainable development, the history, theories, principles and practices that define cities and sustain development. It will also familiarize students with policy and management tools to address urban challenges, and expose and encourage students to think of innovative solutions to address these challenges


    This course will explore and examine several socio-cultural, economic and political theories and frameworks of development and how these theories contribute to understanding the complex reality of poverty. The discussions will cover classical theories as well as modernization, dependency, Marxism, neo-liberalism and structuralism. The second part of the course is designed to help the students to explore and analyze out-of-the-box approaches and practices or innovations that seek to address social change and development.

    THIS MODULE AIMS to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability-focused approaches. Critical/strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    The course integrates concepts from public administration and management, political science and organizational development studies towards a deeper understanding of the government, its nature and structure, its roles and functions, and its limitations and failures. It seeks to enable students to enhance their understanding of public organizations in general and how they affect and influence government effectiveness and performance.

    Urbanization in Asia is taking place at an accelerating rate. The level of urbanization in the Philippines is estimated to be at 65% by 2030, up from the current estimate of 49% by the National Economic and Development Authority. Metro Manila, in particular, has been named as one of the world’s 25 largest cities or megacities, with a population exceeding 10 million. With population bursting at the seams, it is a challenge for national and local governments to meet the demands for services and at the same time provide a decent environment and better quality of urban life. The requirements of city-dwellers become more complex as urbanization progresses, with  economic performance of cities  as a priority metric of development, even amidst continuing calls for  a triple bottom line: social, economic, environmental (ecological).

    This course will introduce students to urbanization and sustainable development, the history, theories, principles and practices that define cities and sustain development. It will also familiarize students with policy and management tools to address urban challenges, and expose and encourage students to think of innovative solutions to address these challenges


    This course is an entry level Human Resource Management (HRM) module for managers and supervisors.  The proposition here is that relationship management is at the heart of HRM and this is an integral part in the practice of leadership especially in the Philippine public sector.  

    Key concepts, policies, and practices as well as the challenges of pursuing a more strategic human resource management in the public sector will be covered.  The Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) as a key HR policy guidance for all government agencies and organizational entities will be a major reference in studying and understanding HRM.

    This Module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    Urbanization in Asia is taking place at an accelerating rate. The level of urbanization in the Philippines is estimated to be at 65% by 2030, up from the current estimate of 49% by the National Economic and Development Authority. Metro Manila, in particular, has been named as one of the world’s 25 largest cities or megacities, with a population exceeding 10 million. With population bursting at the seams, it is a challenge for national and local governments to meet the demands for services and at the same time provide a decent environment and better quality of urban life. The requirements of city-dwellers become more complex as urbanization progresses, with  economic performance of cities  as a priority metric of development, even amidst continuing calls for  a triple bottom line: social, economic, environmental (ecological).

    This course will introduce students to urbanization and sustainable development, the history, theories, principles and practices that define cities and sustain development. It will also familiarize students with policy and management tools to address urban challenges, and expose and encourage students to think of innovative solutions to address these challenges


    The course provides foundational concepts of local governance and the implementation of decentralization and local autonomy in the Philippines. It looks at the organization, powers, and the functions of local government units (LGUs) in the light of the Local Government Code (LGC), and in the context of Philippine Politics and Governance.  The tools and techniques of modern management are discussed in the context of their appropriate application in managing the challenges and innovations at the local level. Emerging concepts on the practice of governance such as performance management, new perspectives in public management, globalization issues, etc. are examined in the light of a decentralized set-up of the local government. Moreover, new paradigms and conceptual application of principles in strengthening the practice of decentralization are also discussed.

    This course will explore and examine several socio-cultural, economic and political theories and frameworks of development and how these theories contribute to understanding the complex reality of poverty. The discussions will cover classical theories as well as modernization, dependency, Marxism, neo-liberalism and structuralism. The second part of the course is designed to help the students to explore and analyze out-of-the-box approaches and practices or innovations that seek to address social change and development.

    This Module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    The course provides an overview of the application of key economic principles and tools on national and local development. It starts by looking at the broad Philippine economy and assesses how the macroeconomy affects different economic actors. Then it proceeds to review how markets work at the micro level, their underlying assumptions and their role in economic growth and development. It also examines situations where markets fail, which warrant government intervention and specify the role of government in economic and social development. We will devote some time in examining the economic issues that underlie some of the political and social problems in the Philippines and a framework will be provided for student groups to choose their own issues that will be subject to economic analysis.

    This Course introduces the students to the concepts, practice and challenges of Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) in the public sector. It will explore theories, principles and practices in human resources management and their implications in building public trust and support and improvement of public service delivery. The course will cover discussions of HR models and practices that optimize work environments for improved operations of public organizations. Discussions of the framework for understanding the HRM practice (e.g.  recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management, employee relations, team development  and innovation) shall be covered to enable public managers as well as management practitioners in empowering human resources for better results and productivity in the organization. 

    Urbanization in Asia is taking place at an accelerating rate. The level of urbanization in the Philippines is estimated to be at 65% by 2030, up from the current estimate of 49% by the National Economic and Development Authority. Metro Manila, in particular, has been named as one of the world’s 25 largest cities or megacities, with a population exceeding 10 million. With population bursting at the seams, it is a challenge for national and local governments to meet the demands for services and at the same time provide a decent environment and better quality of urban life. The requirements of city-dwellers become more complex as urbanization progresses, with  economic performance of cities  as a priority metric of development, even amidst continuing calls for  a triple bottom line: social, economic, environmental (ecological).

    This course will introduce students to urbanization and sustainable development, the history, theories, principles and practices that define cities and sustain development. It will also familiarize students with policy and management tools to address urban challenges, and expose and encourage students to think of innovative solutions to address these challenges

    The Governance Innovation Report (GIR) 101 aims to enable the students to understand the guidelines embodied in the Manual for GIR and apply them in the preparation of their outputs. Students will be equipped with the essentials of social research, the appropriate tools in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, and report writing.

    The course aims to provide the graduate students with essential competencies to apply foundational and current theories, principles, models and practices in organization development and change management, especially as these are experienced in the public sector. The coursework will include the major contexts for understanding and undertaking organization development and change management, the cycle of the change process, different kinds and levels of interventions, key considerations for designing and implementing organizational change, and roles and ethics in the change process.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    This Module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    This Course introduces the students to the concepts, practice and challenges of Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) in the public sector. It will explore theories, principles and practices in human resources management and their implications in building public trust and support and improvement of public service delivery. The course will cover discussions of HR models and practices that optimize work environments for improved operations of public organizations. Discussions of the framework for understanding the HRM practice (e.g.  recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management, employee relations, team development  and innovation) shall be covered to enable public managers as well as management practitioners in empowering human resources for better results and productivity in the organization. 

    The course is aimed at enhancing the students' understanding of the phenomenon and challenge of climate change, grounded specifically on its actual (already experienced) and long-term/potential impacts on the Philippine economy and environment. Students will be introduced to the basics of climate change science - including the physical basis of the phenomenon, the root causes of climate change, and the literature on impacts. Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and its role on economic and sustainable development will also be discussed.

    This Module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    At the start of the MPM program, students are encouraged to identify a topic on a governance, public management or policy concern or priority that they will develop for their Governance Innovation Report. The writing of the GIR starts with the GIR proposal. The process proceeds with the collection, presentation and analysis of data, the interpretation of results, and the presentation of conclusions and recommendations. The GIR is the final academic requirement in the MPM program.

    The course discusses the basic principles and concepts behind health sector reforms, including the roles and interactions of the state and the market in the delivery of health services and how these interactions influence the attainment of efficiency and equity goals in the health system. Various perspectives and approaches in health management and governance and in strengthening health service delivery are explored in the course. The course also examines how this reform framework is linked to the health system building blocks and the challenges of moving toward Universal Health Coverage.

    The World Health Organization identified Health Information Systems as one of the building blocks of health systems. Moreover, having well-managed information on the different aspects of healthcare is essential for the successful implementation of the other building blocks. This underscores the importance of learning the practical management of information communication technologies (ICT).

    This course will provide students with concepts and tools in managing ICT in the health context. Health informatics topics will include Principles of Information Systems, Electronic Health Records, and Information Security. New technologies such as the Internet and mobile that have given rise to new channels of delivery will be discussed. IT Management concepts, in the context of Philippines, and government services will include Economics of IT, Diffusion of IT, and Systems Development Management.

    After taking this course, students are expected to consider appropriate ICT for the (1) improvement of health service delivery, (2) better performance management, and (3) advanced health research.

    This Module aims to introduce the MPM students to the depth of self-development and thinking called for in a master’s program by orienting them to the mission, values, and leadership model of the Ateneo School of Government. This interactive and reflective course focuses on personal, group, organizational/institutional and governance issues requiring leadership response including reform and social accountability focused approaches. Critical /strategic thinking and ethical action and values including interpersonal communication skills are emphasized.

    The course introduces the student to the concepts and frameworks on health promotion and the social determinants of health.  Drawn from the initial work of the Commission on Social Determinants that was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008, as well as from the very first International Conference on Health Promotion way back in 1986, the course also provides a venue for discussing how this theoretical frame is translated into practice in various settings.  Cases from other countries are discussed and analyzed.  Experiences in the Philippine setting are also explored and assessed.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    The course integrates concepts from public administration and management, political science and organizational development studies towards a deeper understanding of the government, its nature and structure, its roles and functions, and its limitations and failures. It seeks to enable students to enhance their understanding of public organizations in general and how they affect and influence government effectiveness and performance. 

    The course provides an understanding of key economic principles and tools and their application on key developmental issues at the micro and macro levels.  It starts by looking at how markets work at the micro level, their underlying assumptions and their role in economic growth and development. It also examines situations where markets fail, which warrant government intervention and specify the role of the state in economic development.  It will also examine the dynamics of economics and politics, the role of governance and institutions in making markets work toward the development of a country.  Topics covered include a review of basic micro and macroeconomics, theories of development and growth, market and government failures, and key development issues in the Philippines - poverty and inequality, the labor market, health, and economic geography.

    The MPM Bulletin will be the School's communication portal to its students.

    This module introduces MPM students to view ethics, power, and accountability not merely as concepts but as dynamic and interrelated themes implicitly and overtly being practiced in government.

    As such, it engages students to draw on their own relevant experiences and use these concepts as lens in abstracting their own understanding of these themes. This is in light of related literature – both classical and contemporary – as proposed/reflected upon by various authors.

    Ultimately, it challenges students to learn critical and creative thinking skills in integrating theory and practice; and apply these in their own local – both socio-cultural and politico-economic – contexts.

    The Governance Innovation Report (GIR) 101 aims to enable the students to understand the guidelines embodied in the Manual for GIR and apply them in the preparation of their outputs. Students will be equipped with the essentials of social research, the appropriate tools in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, and report writing.

    The course introduces the students to the basic elements of public policy development and the integral role of politics and public governance in the process. It allows the students to go through the different phases of public policy development and to understand relevant theoretical models and practical tools of policy analysis and decision-making. The critical examination of the policy environment and the assessment of various stakeholders at each step of the process are emphasized in the course so that those who design, implement and give advice on public policy may know how to navigate policy reform through its risks and opportunities. The course also provides opportunities for students to analyze their individual and collective roles as agents of policy reforms in their respective agencies or areas of work.

    The course integrates concepts from public administration and management, political science and organizational development studies towards a deeper understanding of the government, its nature and structure, its roles and functions, and its limitations and failures. It seeks to enable students to enhance their understanding of public organizations in general and how they affect and influence government effectiveness and performance.