- Initial training - continuing education
- Standard rhythm
- Eduniversal Ranking : 6th
Presentation of the training
This level I training (Bac+5) was created in 1984 at the very beginning of the decentralization process implemented at the same time in France. It has had different titles, always including the notion of local authorities and law. It has regularly adapted to the requirements of professionalization and the need for permanent modernization of public action, taking into account both the challenges and new tools as well as the reflections carried by the doctrine on issues relating to territories and their evolution. It is now entitled Master 2 Public Law and Management of Local Authorities.
The Master 2 in Public Law and Management of Local Authorities brings a double competence, management and law. This transdisciplinarity meets the needs of local authorities and their groupings (EPCI) as well as the organizations, institutions and companies working with them. These various institutions require managers who know how to envisage the exercise of the competences entrusted by the legislator to local and regional authorities in a global and forward-looking manner. Alongside a dominant specialty, the executive must be capable of grasping the issue to be resolved in its various aspects. They must have the capacity to analyze the issue by breaking it down and to synthesize in order to provide a response based on the intersection of the legal and management disciplines.
Training is available in initial and continuing education. It mainly welcomes students with a Master's Degree in public law and management sciences with a focus on public management.
It is also open to students who are returning to study for validation of prior learning (VAP or VAE).
Finally, since 2012 ENSOSP students, under certain conditions (see partnerships) are also part of the student body.
This Master 2 allows students to acquire knowledge and skills specific to the changing territorial context at the legal, economic, and managerial levels. At the end of the Master, the student will be able to:
- Develop strategies adapted to local public policies, from their birth to their evaluation.
- act in the service of the local authority by analyzing a public policy issue in its various aspects, synthesizing them and identifying solutions.
- design, plan and implement a project, taking into account legal and regulatory constraints and coordinating the different actors and partners in the project.
- set up technical, administrative and financial files thanks to the mastery of editorial techniques relating to the public sector.
- adapt to the evolution of the fields of competence of local authorities and the local administrative world.
- carry out a mission while having a perspective on professional issues.
- build strategic and operational information supports for the teams and partners of local authorities.
- facilitate the articulation between the legal and managerial fields, whatever its initial field (legal or managerial).
- demonstrate an indispensable open-mindedness in local action due to the multiplicity of partnerships of territorial authorities.
Organization of the training
This Master 2 is composed of lectures: 303 hours of student attendance, including 144 hours of managerial subjects, 138 hours of legal subjects, 21 hours of methodological support.
The internship, which lasts a minimum of 4 months and whose missions must be validated by the tutor, is compulsory. The internship is accompanied by the writing of an academic dissertation followed by an oral defense.
The lecturers combine various teaching methods: theoretical presentations, case studies, role-playing, role-playing and discussion periods, allowing the student to be an actor in their training.
Content of the training
Law of territorial authorities and territories (6 ECTS)
Law of Local and Regional Authorities and Intercommunality
Legal approaches to the management of local and regional authorities (9 ECTS)
Town and Country Planning Law
Territorial civil service law
Public contracts and procurement
Management of territorial authorities and territories (12 ECTS)
Public finance: operational management and foresight
Operational management of human resources
Management of the competitiveness and attractiveness of the territories
Vocational integration I (3 ECTS)
Semester 4 :
Actions of territorial authorities (9 ECTS)
Management and strategy of territorial projects
Comparative territorial approaches
Territorial practices (6 ECTS)
Smart city and e-democracy
Territories: innovation and entrepreneurship
Vocational integration II (15 ECTS)
Internship and dissertation
Further education and job opportunities
- In the public sector: central and decentralized administrations, local authorities, urban communities, metropolises, communities of conurbations, communities of communes public sector agencies
- In the private sector: consultants, law firms, consultancy firms, banks, semi-public companies, financial institutions, real estate companies, in relation with local authorities, non-for-profit organizations.
- Targeted occupations:
- General administration civil servant of local and regional authorities (attachés, administrators).
- Territorial civil servant in the technical and social sectors.
- Executive manager of a territorial service .
- Contract agent assimilated to category A of local authorities as a cabinet assistant or chargé de mission.
- Consultant, department director, research officer, project manager, client manager, public procurement officer in or with commercial organizations.
- Lawyer specialized in public business law (advice and representation of local authorities).
Admission is subject to application.
For students in initial training: have validated a Master' Degree 1 in Public Management or Public Law; more generally a Master 1 in Law-Economy-Economy-Management.
For those in continuing education: have completed a Master's Degree 1 in Law, Economics, or Management, and management experience in the public or semi-public sector.
Partnerships & training highlights
Since 2012 Aix-Marseille Université and the École Nationale Supérieure des Officiers de Sapeurs-Pompiers (ENSOSP)are partners. The IMPGT on behalf of AMU implements various training actions for ENSOSP officers by awarding the Master 2 diploma in Public Law and Management of Local Authorities on the one hand to Fire Brigade Officers - Executives from the three public functions - Executives and senior technicians from the private sector over two years and, on the other hand, to senior fire brigade officers (cadets-colonels) over a period of one year.
I am mainly in charge of the organization of the municipal authorities and the follow-up of the acts taken by the municipality (deliberations, decrees and decisions). I assist the departments in the conception and drafting of these acts, reports to the City Council and related agreements. I also lead the proj […]Read more
I am mainly in charge of the organization of the municipal authorities and the follow-up of the acts taken by the municipality (deliberations, decrees and decisions). I assist the departments in the conception and drafting of these acts, reports to the City Council and related agreements. I also lead the project of dematerialization of the acts.
What I like most about my job :
- The overall vision of the city's actions.
- Being part of a resource department, which allows me to interact with most departments and work on a wide variety of subjects.
Degrees earned at IMPGT:
In my job, I manage structuring and strategic projects on behalf of the General Services Department, which involve the modernization of the administration and require the coordination of a large number of actors from different professions and the implementation of important change management actions. I also m […]Read more
In my job, I manage structuring and strategic projects on behalf of the General Services Department, which involve the modernization of the administration and require the coordination of a large number of actors from different professions and the implementation of important change management actions. I also manage more operational projects directly with the teams in the field and follow up on day-to-day management files, particularly in the area of public procurement and concerning cross-cutting policies such as citizen dialogue.
What I like most about my job :
The wealth of encounters and the diversity of areas of intervention. I can be entrusted with any project, I become a project management specialist and learn every day from all the people I meet. I work with professionals from very different fields, which allows me to build an important network in the community and to increase my skills in various fields. In particular, I am leading a major modernization project with a digital component that allows me to learn about the computer jargon and digital tools used in the community, and to have a global vision of our organization.
Degree obtained at the IMPGT:
My main missions are, on the one hand, the conception and the animation of projects having for objective to propose a favorable environment for the establishment of companies. On the other hand, the accompaniment of the entrepreneurs (support to the creation, the development, the resumption of company). I als […]Read more
My main missions are, on the one hand, the conception and the animation of projects having for objective to propose a favorable environment for the establishment of companies. On the other hand, the accompaniment of the entrepreneurs (support to the creation, the development, the resumption of company). I also have a mission to coordinate the Intervention Fund for Services, Crafts and Commerce (FISAC).
What I like most about my job:
There is no "typical day." The project owners have various needs and require answers adapted to each particularity, which makes the work very stimulating!
I also enjoy being in contact with a variety of partners (associations, companies, local authorities, elected officials). This is one of the essential challenges of this position: creating links in order to generate added value for the companies and its territory.
Finally, it is necessary to be in the field, which is, in my opinion, one of the strong points of this job.
Degrees obtained at IMPGT:
Within the Technical Services Department, I supervise a "user relations" department that handles reception, administrative management and emergency situations (bad weather, flooding, on-call duty, etc.) and a "finance and contract execution" department that manages the entire expenditure chain (purchases, com […]Read more
Within the Technical Services Department, I supervise a "user relations" department that handles reception, administrative management and emergency situations (bad weather, flooding, on-call duty, etc.) and a "finance and contract execution" department that manages the entire expenditure chain (purchases, commitments, invoicing, contract execution). I participate in the implementation of the global municipal project by piloting and monitoring the Pluriannual Investment Program and the search for financing. Finally, I act as the DST's interim manager during his or her absences.
What I like most about my job :
- The versatility and the reactivity to manage the problems of the communal level
Diploma obtained at the IMPGT :
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The mission of the city center manager is to support the development of commercial activities in his or her area. Nevertheless, a commercial revitalization project cannot be thought of in an "isolated" way, it must be inserted in a global urban project integrating the components that directly impact the commercial activity (housing, accessibility, urbanism and public spaces, services...). To do this, the Saint-Priest Trade Office is a public-private partnership, a network of actors with an influence and an interest in the attractiveness of the territory (services and elected officials, consular chambers, social landlords, banks, accountants, mass distribution, media, residents, business associations, etc.). The organization of a permanent discussion between these actors allows for the cross-referencing of data and points of view that are invaluable for enriching municipal policy in terms of the development of the commercial offer and support for local commerce. The city center manager therefore works not only to strengthen the commercial dynamism of the city center, but more broadly to enhance the overall attractiveness of the area, in conjunction with all the players involved.
What I like most about my job :
- A position at the crossroads of the public and private sectors.
- A real influence on the development of a territory. Today, ensuring the development and maintenance of local commercial activities is a public service mission.
- The support and the dynamization of an essential cog in the economy and the cohesion of the territories: the craftsmen, shopkeepers, and local service providers. One foot in the field, the other in the strategy.
- Regular contacts with numerous interlocutors at all "levels": from the municipal police officer to the DGS, from the resident to the Mayor, from the small producer to the operator of a shopping center in the regional catchment area...
- Varied missions: commercial development strategy, commercial establishments, support for elected officials in decision-making, management of an association and its employees, marketing and communication, economic animation, organization of events... The city center manager is a generalist capable of adapting to many audiences and issues rather than a specialist in the economy or trade. Moreover, the profiles are very varied.
Diploma obtained at the IMPGT :