Master of Public Policy and Management
Course code: 1065 ~ Course abbreviation: MPubPolMgt ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years s part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics
Study mode and course location
This course is designed for graduates, in Australia and internationally, who wish to contribute to valued outcomes in the government and community sectors. Participates may work in the public, not-for-profit, local government, private or other sectors. The course focuses on understanding changing expectations about government, changing modes of delivering public services, and the changing skills needed by effective leaders and managers. Graduates will understand and apply relevant theories and concepts; develop skills to define and resolve issues in public policy and management; and blend theory and practice by working throughout the course on a wide range of practical issues.
The learning goals associated with this course are to: develop the capacity for high-level analysis of public policy, governance and public management issues in the modern context; acquire key skills in communicating and negotiating with representatives of the public, community/non-profit and corporate sectors; develop the ability to deal with issues in both partnership and contest between the government agencies, non-profit and community sector organisations and corporations; study the links between government and organisations at the national, regional/State and local council levels; bridge the gap between theory and practice in public administration.
(a) Students must complete six core units (36 points) as follows:
(b) students must complete a further six elective units (36 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:
Additional degree requirements:
It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.
Students can exit early from this degree under the following conditions:
Department of Management: telephone +61 3 9903 2807; email: email@example.com
Dr Gaby Ramia