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Master of Public Administration - 737AA

Course Code: 737AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
CRICOS Code: 052831G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Master of Public Administration is a coursework degree, based on three semesters of full time study or equivalent part-time study. It is taught using a combination of flexible delivery with traditional teaching methods comprising lectures, tutorials and workshops. A number of units are available in intensive mode. The course is designed for graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge in the area of public administration to develop the capabilities of those seeking to be top-level managers in the public sector, in particular. The course also emphasises a strategic approach to management to equip managers with the skills and insights required to manage change in the increasingly complex public sector. The course structure allows for the development of a professional body of knowledge plus some flexibility to construct a program around particular interests, such as human resource management.

The Master of Public Administration is available with a number of specialist awards on the completion of specialist units:
- Master of Public Administration in Corporate Governance aims to provide specialist training in applied issues in corporate governance focusing on corporate law or administrative law; corporate accountability; corporate governance; risk and compliance; corporate accounting; and, corporate financial management.
- Master of Public Administration in Education Leadership is designed to meet the intellectual and skills requirements of high performing staff in the education sector. It aims to provide high quality professional development for those working or aspiring to work as school leaders.
- Master of Public Administration in Public Policy provides professional development for those working or aspiring to work in policy production and operational delivery.
- Master of Public Administration in Revenue Management aims to provide specialist training in applied issues in revenue management including regulatory compliance, the theory and practice of taxation regimes and excise management.

The specialist awards Master of Public Administration in Border Management, Master of Public Administration in Educational Leadership and Master of Public Administration in Revenue Management are not available for new students.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University's Admissions Committee and not less than 2 years of relevant work experience OR an Honours degree or equivalent as approved by the University's Admissions Committee prior to admission.

Students who have successfully completed the APSC (Australian Public Service Commission) Graduate Development Program will receive credit for up to 4 restricted choice units (12cp).

Students wishing to complete the Master of Public Administration in Corporate Governance specialisation are required to have also completed the Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from Chartered Secretaries Australia.

Assumed Knowledge

Essential knowledge: A good working knowledge of the public sector; commitment and the ability to contribute to class learning, to learn from others and to share learning in the workplace; strong commitment to career development and to a career in the public or third sectors; and capacity to complete a rigorous master's program.

Desirable but not essential knowledge would include some familiarity with fundamental theories and concepts underpinning effective performance in public sector management and policy development, a good feel for the difficulties of delivering results in government and experience of applying theory and analysing data to solve real world management and policy problems.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Public Administration M PubAdmin

Alternate Exit Awards

Master of Public Administration in Border Management Master of Public Administration in Corporate Governance Master of Public Administration in Education Leadership Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Master of Public Administration in Revenue Management Graduate Diploma in Public Administration Master of Public Administration in Public Policy

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Duration

Standard three semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration are both subsumable into the Master of Public Administration. Double degree: 972AA Master of Public Administration/Master of Management

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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