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Master of Public Administration / Master of Management - 972AA

Course Code: 972AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
UAC Code: 880330
CRICOS Code: 064321J
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The combined Masters degrees in Public Administration and in Management provide broadly-based skills for those intending to develop a career in management in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

The Master of Public Administration 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 Master of Management course is designed to provide managers and those who will become managers with the necessary skills to be effective in the rapidly changing context of work and organisations. The course allows for a solid theoretical and professional foundation in strategically managing human and physical resources plus the flexibility to construct an elective program around particular interests.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter) or Email

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University's Admissions Committee and not less than two years of relevant work experience.

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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


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

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Graduate Diploma in Public Administration Master of Public Administration Master of Management

Unit Delivery Modes

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

Closed to new admissions from semester 2, 2014. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiry details below for further information.

Special Class Delivery Details

Courses are 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.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Attainment of skills for the effective management of public, private and not-for-profit organisations; .
Development of theoretical and practical frameworks for professional practice as a manager and leader; .
Understanding of the context and implications of change in contemporary organisations, both nationally and internationally. .

Course Duration

Standard: 4 semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum: 12 semesters.



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 this course.


  • 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
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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