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Executive MBA - Executive MPA

A dual degree program by ESMT Berlin and the Doha Institute

Duration: 21 months
Study method: 100% face-to-face
Location: Doha + Berlin (1 module) 
Start date: August 2024
Tuition: QR 279,000
Degrees Awarded: MBA from ESMT Berlin + Executive MPA from DI Qatar

A unique dual degree designed for leaders

The EMBA-EMPA Double Degree Program prepares participants 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 ESMT Berlin 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 Economics, Administration and Public Policy (SEAPP) 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 double degree program is ideally suited for:

  • 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

EMBA EMPA graduating students
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EMBA-EMPA graduation at the ESMT campus in Berlin

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EMBA-EMPA class at the Doha Institute

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EMBA-EMPA students in class in Doha

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At a Glance

School of Economics, Administration and Public Policy (SEAPP), 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. 

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.

EMPA Degree Structure - Doha Institute (42 Credit Hours)

  • Core Compulsory Courses (24 Credit Hours)
  • Elective Courses (15 Credit Hours)
  • Capstone Research (3 Credit Hours)

EMBA Degree Structure - ESMT (38.8 Credit Hours)

  • Core Compulsory Courses (15.4 Credit Hours - ESMT) + (18 Credit Hours DI)
  • Final Report (5.4 Credit Hours)

View a detailed description of the courses and program structure here.

Applications to the EMBA-EMPA program are first screened by the Doha Institute.

Please visit the Doha Institute site for the latest information concerning admission, application, and scholarship information.

Click here to apply now.

Contact us

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

P.O.Box: 200592

Al Tarfa Street, Zone 70

Al Daayan-Wadi Al Banaat

Doha, Qatar

Phone:  +974 40356959


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