The Masters in Public Policy and Management degree is a rigorous two-year programme designed to address the complex issues facing modern governments and other policy-making organizations while developing the general management skills of results-oriented professionals.

The programme gives you a practical learning experience using the case-study methodology which off­ers a unique opportunity for the application of practical skills, tools and ideas to real-life problems. Our broad pool of local and international faculty are actively engaged in shaping public policy, advising both governments and organisations, locally and internationally.

The core curriculum features Public Policy and Management, Public Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, General Management, Managing People in the public sector, and International aspects of public policy.

The programme offers a flexible mode of study and you can choose either evening or modular classes. This is tailored for busy executives who can opt to study for two weeks after every quarter or 3 evenings every week.

For Who

The MPPM programme is specifically designed for senior Managers and professionals both from the public sector and the corporate world with at least 2 years of managerial experience.

Academic Entry Requirements Candidates must meet one of the following academic qualifications:

  • Holders of First Class or Upper Second Class honour degrees in the relevant academic fields from recognized universities.
  •  Holders of other related qualifications from recognized universities, considered by the Academic Council as equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class degree.
  • Holders of the Lower Second Class Degrees, plus postgraduate diplomas or certificates of diploma level or equivalent.

Mode of Delivery

Evening: Classes run for 3 days in a week from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and occasional Saturday mornings (8:30 am – 1:00 pm).

Modular Classes run on two-week full-day modules every three months.

International Module

The programme offers an intensive one-week international module at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service of New York University, one of the best schools in public policy courses in the US.

You will broaden your understanding of specific and cross-cutting global issues in public policy discourse.

The module delivered by renowned development experts from NYU and involves educational visits to New York City, Washington DC and Various government departments.

Fees and Funding

The total tuition fee for the programme.

  • Modular: Kshs. 1,819,900
  • Evening: Kshs. 1,679,100

The fee caters for tuition, textbooks, cases, administrative fee and international module.

The fee for Modular also covers the meals for the duration of the course. There is a flexible payment schedule that allows you to pay in instalments.

HELB offers financial assistance for admitted students.

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How to Apply

You can apply in the online application system. Before you apply, ensure you have the following documents:

  • Certified copies of your official transcripts
  • A detailed CV/Resume
  • Copy of National ID/Passport
  • A recent passport photos
  • References/ letters of recommendation. Two overall. Professional and academic or personal
  • KCSE results slip
  • Leaving Certificate

The application fee is KShs 5,000 non-refundable. We administer our aptitude test called the Graduate Entrance Exam (GEE). However, you may present your GMAT results instead if they are less than four years old.

You can contact us on or call +254 703 034 414 to confirm your eligibility and for payment instructions.

Admission is based on a rolling space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

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Key Details

Modular: April 2021
Evening: September 2021

Modular: Kshs. 1,819,900
Evening: Kshs. 1,679,100

Duration: 2 Years