USC Price School
The International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) program is a premier program for early to mid-career professionals interested in working cross-culturally and cross-sectorally with colleagues from around the world in an immersive environment.
Faculty Members in Price School
More than 88 USC Price School faculty are distinguished scholars and professionals who share a deep and abiding commitment to research and teaching. To provide a solid foundation for policy, planning, and management, IPPAM offers exceptional faculty who orient their focus to international students. Click to see more
Research Centers, Institutes and Initiatives
Located in one of the world’s leading private research universities, the Price School houses 13 research centers, institutes, and initiatives, including the renowned USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. Click to see more
The Average Age of Current IPPAM Students
The majority of IPPAM students are early to mid-career professionals from diverse fields who aspire to become future policy makers and leaders.
IMMERSION IN GLOBAL FAMILY
IPPAM provides opportunities for project-based learning with multi-cultural team members.
IPPAM’s global reach is enhanced by more than 850 graduates who work in government, nonprofit organizations and private business entities, many of which are multinational.
IPPAM is a hybrid cohort model that enables students to customize the curriculum around a solid core. While it’s designed to be completed in two years, students may accelerate their progress to finish sooner.
Today, more than ever, the International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) degree is essential.
IPPAM’s interdisciplinary approach builds on the diverse sectors and professions represented in the IPPAM student body. This approach is instrumental in advancing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in and out of the classroom.
IPPAM is designed to provide current and future policy makers and leaders with the knowledge and skills to develop a more holistic view as they lead in today’s ever changing world.
Representing 135 countries, international students comprise a quarter of USC’s population and add to the diversity of perspectives and knowledge on campus. IPPAM has drawn students from 40 countries, providing current students with a global network of alumni.
GLOBAL EXECUTIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION (GECE)
Shenzhen Municipal Government, China
Since 2006, the USC Price School has provided executive education and civil service training programs for high-ranking public servants from Shenzhen on topics such as governance, public management, civic planning, and strategies to spur innovative entrepreneurship.
Indonesian civil servants participated in executive education workshops led by IPPAM on re-engineering government and strengthening talent management in the public sector.
Scholars and experts from the Beijing Urban Development Institute (BUDI), China attended an IPPAM program focused on Global Governance, International Finance and Economic Development in the 21st Century.
IPPAM has hosted faculty and executive students from the Executive MBA Program in Real Estate at Fundação Getulio Vargas for intensive workshops on forces driving change in the real estate industry and implications for Brazil.