MPA-EPM Virtual Information Session

For new candidates interested in applying to the one year MPA in Economic Policy Management program for leading policymakers and professionals.

FALL 2020
Friday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)           Register Now
Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)  Register Now
Wednesday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)  Register Now
Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)  Register Now
Wednesday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)  Register Now


The MPA in Economic Policy Management (formerly PEPM) is designed to provide professionals and policymakers of demonstrated achievement and superior promise with the skills required to design and implement economic policy effectively, with a strong emphasis on the policy issues of developing and transition economies. The Program was initiated as a cooperative endeavor of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, Graduate School of Business, and Department of Economics in cooperation with the World Bank, and continues to maintain strong ties to the World Bank.  Its position, at the heart of Columbia, offers students an Ivy League education at one of the top universities in the world, with access to courses and events featuring world-renowned experts in their fields.  

The intensive 12-month program of study provides unparalleled training in micro and macroeconomic policy management, international finance, econometrics and supporting courses in management and development science. The program starts at the end of May and ends the following May.  MPA-EPM students choose one of three focus areas: Economic Policy Management (EPM), Global Energy Policy Management (GEMP) or Central Banking and Financial Markets (CBFM).  The program begins in late May and culminates the following May, offering a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.

Upon graduation from the program, students join an alumni network that spans 140 countries around the globe and includes current and former finance ministers, governors and deputy governors of central banks, and CEOs and top managers in private and public sector organizations. 

Contact Us:

MPA in Economic Policy Management
Columbia University
School of International and Public Affairs
420 West 118 Street | Suite 1303


Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines for Summer 2020

  • Early Action Deadline and Deadline for those Applying to the Joint Japanese World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Due: November 15, 2019
  • Regular Deadline With Scholarship Consideration Due: January 15, 2020
  • Final Application Due: February 15, 2020

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