MSc Public Affairs & Institutional Management

3rd year undergraduate, 1st year postgraduate
Full-time, Work-study
Paris, Lyon
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What is an MSc Public Affairs & Institutional Management?

Title RNCP n°36306 of level 7 “Manager of institutions and public affairs

HEIP’s public affairs management program has been developed with the objective of training high-performance executives capable of successfully managing the transformation of administrations, their international openings, the issue of territories, and all the problems that arise in state management at a time of reduced spending and the digital transformation of the historical tools of public management.

The second year of the MSc program allows students to specialize in a particular field of activity. The program is done in alternating years.

The MSc Public Affairs & Institutional Management program

Second year

The courses are given in French.

Thematic seminars :

  • Public services undergoing change and tension
  • Renewed HR and public finance management tools
  • Project management and development policies
  • Tools for the rationalization, evaluation and control of public policies
  • Risk and crisis management
  • The user and the dialogue in the digital age
  • Public choice and world change
  • Simulation and field survey
  • Preparation for public service jobs

Competency blocks associated with the course:

  • Define and manage projects and programs of public and territorial institutions
  • Manage human resources and develop skills within a department
  • Managing public budgets and finances
  • Manage the communication of a public institution
  • Evaluate and monitor public policies and projects

The certification is issued by capitalization of the totality of the blocks of competences.

Recognition of the MSc Public Affairs & Institutional Management degree

HEIP delivers a level 7 state certification in 12 months for its “Management of Institutions and Public Affairs” program.

Title RNCP n°36306 Level 7 “Manager of Institutions and Public Affairs

NSF codes 300, 128 and 310; Registration of the title by France Compétences, published in the Official Journal on 25/03/2022 for a period of 3 years.

>> France Compétences sheet

The course of the MSc Public Affairs & Institutional Management

The year consists of:

  • TD (Tutored Work) courses in small groups
  • group work
  • e-learning
  • seminars
  • face-to-face courses

Throughout the year, students are evaluated through individual and group case studies, professional situations, and written files with oral defense.

The certification is issued by capitalization of the totality of the blocks of competences.

Prerequisites for the MSc Public Affairs & Institutional Management

In the framework of initial training and in order to enter the system, the candidate must justify a title or a certification of level 6 (or equivalent 180 ECTS) validated in the fields:

  • International relations
  • Political science of public administration
  • International law
  • Public law
  • Political and geopolitical sciences
  • And the economy

Conditions of access to the MSc Public Affairs & Institutional Management

To enter the MSc 2, students must put together an application and take an oral exam. All the details are explained in the MSc Admission page.

If a new student: the candidate obtains the results of the competition 4 weeks after presenting his/her file to a jury

If you are a former HEIP student: the re-enrollment platform is open from May 1 to July 16, 2022.

Tuition fees for the MSc Public Affairs & Institutional Management for the academic year 2022-2023

By YearSchool Fees
Year 270 € of file fees
8 900 € with a reservation deposit of 1 100 €.
92 € CVEC tax to be paid before the start of the school year following registration

Practical information about the MSc Public Affairs & Institutional Management

Success rate

For the MSc, the rate of integration into employment is within 6 months after graduation, i.e. 83% (year 2020).


All our speakers are lecturers or experts in their field.


The courses take place in Paris or Lyon:

Campus Paris Cœur Défense 2

82 Esplanade du Général de Gaulle

92934 Paris La Défense

Lyon Campus

25 rue de l’Université
69007 Lyon


The HEIP admission process is accessible to people with physical disabilities since the competition is 100% online.

For people with invisible or mental disabilities, the admission teams may adapt the tests.

All HEIP campuses (Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and London) are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Referent for disability in Paris and Bordeaux:

Farida Cherkaoui

Referent for disability Lyon :

Karolina Paume

Updated 21 March 2024