Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Continuous improvement and reform are recurring themes for governments throughout the world. This requires the knowledge and skills to understand, manage and adapt to change in fields as diverse as governance, service delivery, management and public enterprise. Global moves towards competitive, flexible and managerial models of public administration force political leaders and managers to face challenges such as sophisticated regulation of privatised utilities, managing contracted services and active engagement with citizens. These challenges are likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

The public policy discipline will provide managers with the analytical and managerial skills to deal effectively with continued pressure for reduced budgets, more rigorous accountability and improved services.

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Relevant courses

  • 1065 Master of Public Policy and Management

Students can also select public policy units as part of the following courses:

  • 0105 Master of Management