School of Government of GIPA was instituted in 1994, based on the agreement on implementation of joint project between Government of Georgia and National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).
NAPA, which is a national network of over 850 members, includes former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators, until now has provided expert advice to School of Government.
School has long term partnership with different European and American Universities. Within these cooperation, school administrative staff supports constant development of academic personnel, ensures exchange programs for students, improves curriculum of educational programs, develops new approaches and instill innovations.
The purpose of School of Government is to breed new entrepreneurial managers and public servants capable of realizing their skills and abilities in public sector, local government bodies, in private business, NGOs or in international organizations. The School is able to address the diverse needs of graduate students and equips them with a wide range of sophisticated knowledge and skills through democratic values.
For twenty-four years of existence, School of government counts up to 1000 graduates, 93% of them are successfully employed in public and business sectors, also at private, non-governmental and international organizations.
Nowadays, School of Government offers 5 Master’s and one Bachelor’s programs:
- Master’s program in Public Administration (day classes)
- Master’s program in Local Government (Evening classes)
- Master’s program in Public Policy (evening classes)
- Master’s program in Business Administration (evening classes)
- Bachelor’s program in Business Administration (day classes)
- Master’s program in Environment Management and policy (evening classes)