We work with the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to run this cooperative continuing education Master’s degree course in Public Management, which builds on skills attained in students’ day-to-day work in Hamburg’s public administration and enables them to qualify for entry into the civil service at the second level (zweites Einstiegsamt).
This continuing education course is designed to enable career progression by examination within Hamburg’s public administration and therefore leads both to a Master’s degree and to a qualification for the corresponding public administration/civil service career track.
The course is aimed at students working as civil servants or employees under collective remuneration agreements in the public administration of the city of Hamburg and is designed to be completed alongside this work on a part-time basis.
This Master’s degree course in Public Management, which is four semesters in duration, qualifies graduates to access the second level (zweites Einstiegsamt) of service class 2 in general administrative services in Hamburg’s public administration. The task of these civil servants/public employees is to respond in a timely and appropriate fashion to complex issues, taking potential impacts into account. This may entail carrying out leadership, management, planning and coordination functions, managing projects, organising and monitoring systems for evaluation, management accounting, securing efficiency, and drawing up regulations and decision-making guidelines for a broad range of scenarios.
To qualify for this course, you need to have worked in the public administration of the city of Hamburg for a minimum of eight years and hold one of a variety of first degrees:
- a Diplom degree in general administration from a Fachhochschule
- a Bachelor’s degree in Public Management
- a comparable Diplom, Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in law, business/economics, or a social science subject
Students need to have a minimum total of 180 credit points from their first/existing degrees.
Those eligible to apply for a place on this course are civil servants of the city of Hamburg in the first level (erstes Einstiegsamt) of service class 2 in the upper intermediate grade of general administrative services (gehobener allgemeiner Verwaltungsdienst) and employees of the city of Hamburg under collective remuneration agreements who are in comparable positions. Students retain their civil servant or employee status during the course.
We award up to 30 credits for skills attained by students during their prior professional experience and for successfully completing the admissions and selection procedure for this course. Please compile a personal skills portfolio for this purpose and submit it together with your application.
The course welcomes a new intake approximately every three years. This information, including application deadlines, is published on the city of Hamburg’s intranet. An application for a place on this course is tied to an application for an internal job vacancy published by the city of Hamburg.
Applications and admissions:
HAW Master's Degree Course Admissions Office
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Berliner Tor Campus)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9898
Drop-in office hours: Monday/Tuesday: 11:00 am–1:00 pm; Thursday: 2:00–5:00 pm
Infothek opening hours: Monday–Thursday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm; Friday: 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Telephone office hours: Moday/Tuesday, 9:00–10:00 am; Thursday: 9:00–11:00 am
Due to the restrictions resulting from the corona pandemic, drop-in office hours are not being offered at the moment. You can reach us by telephone during these times. The Infothek is closed until further notice.
For general queries about degree courses:
Student Counselling Team (Zentrale Studienberatung)
Stiftstrasse 69, 1st floor, room 122
T +49 151 21254893
Advice and information by phone: Monday/Tuesday: 11:00 am–1:00 pm; Thursday: 4:00–5:00 pm
Drop-in office hours: Thursday: 2:00–4:00 pm
Contact person for applicants with disabilities or chronic health conditions:
Alexanderstrasse 1, 20099 Hamburg, room 4.10
Tel. +49.40.428 75-7220
Current office hours:www.haw-hamburg.de/inklusion
For course information:
HAW Hamburg, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences,
Department of Public Management
Prof. Dr. Birgit Menzel
Berliner Tor 5, room 10.24, 20099 Hamburg
Tel.: + 49.40.42875-7714
Administrator, Department of Public Management
Tel: +49 40 428 75 7704
beate.schmidt (@) haw-hamburg.de
HR office of the city of Hamburg
Corinna Kreibich, Joachim Wolff
Steckelhörn 12, 20457 Hamburg
Tel.: +49.40.42831-2432 or -1656
corinna.kreibich(@)personalamt.hamburg.de or joachim.wolff(@)personalamt.hamburg.de
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Information about this degree course is available in German only.