Education & Curriculum

Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships - Curriculum Download

This course is intended to introduce Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) to undergraduate students in P3 related fields of study. The course materials have been targeted toward, and are suitable for, senior undergraduate students in any of the following fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration/Political Science

The short term goal is to provide undergraduate students in different P3 related fields of study with a uniform basic understanding of the above noted concepts. The long term goal is to allow students to build on this basic platform by addressing learning objectives specific to their field of study.

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Developed by: CCPPP, PPP Canada, University of New Brunswick

York University Master in Real Estate and Infrastructure

The one-year full time Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) is the first graduate program in Canada that offers a combination of courses in both Real Estate and Infrastructure. The program builds upon the quality and reputation of the MBA specialization in Real Estate and Infrastructure, which was established in 1991.

The MREI integrates leadership development with a focus on development, investment and financing of real estate and infrastructure. It combines classroom learning with a one-of-a-kind co-curricular experience, creating very strong linkages between theory and practical application and capitalizing on a strong network of alumni and other industry participants.

Offered by: York University Schulich School of Business


Osgoode Certificate in Public-Private Partnerships

Led by program directors Marni Dicker and Richard H. Shaban, an expert, multi-disciplinary faculty with years of experience working with all levels of government will give you valuable insights into what makes P3s work — and fail. Why are there concerns in some quarters about the efficacy of P3s? What are the key characteristics of successful P3s? How can you avoid the common missteps that plague unsuccessful projects?

You will also learn about the nuts and bolts from start to finish — considerations when deciding whether a project is suitable for a P3, through financing of the project and the role of debt and equity, and finally to operating, maintaining and managing the P3 project. Hear from the key players, including senior government and industry executives, in a variety of engaging sessions including lively panels at the end of each day of the certificate. And of course, there will be extensive opportunity for introductions, questions and discussion between sessions.

Offered by: York University - Osgoode Hall Law School