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Enhance your leadership career in the public service

This course is co-designed by leading academics and senior administrators who are currently involved in the study and practice of 21st century governance. That means you’ll be gathering a fairly impressive list of core professional skills in the areas of public management, policy analysis and leadership.

You’ll be able to boost your ethical research skills by undertaking a dissertation project and enhance your career opportunities at both the national and sub-national levels of the public services sector. Now that’s good policy.

Study a Master of Public Administration at UC and you will:

  • gain a broad view of public management, service delivery and policy analysis across the spectrum of public sector activities
  • understand how the international political environment affects organisational objectives
  • understand the different modes of governance available to deliver different public goods and services
  • be able to accurately use, interpret and draw inference from information gathered as evidence to support routine and strategic decision-making
  • gain a critical understanding of the central concepts relating to public administration, public management and public policy.

Typical study pattern

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Year 2

Semester 1

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Master of Public Administration graduates in a range of sectors, including in:

  • Federal government as a general operations manager, labour relations manager or financial manager
  • Local and state government as a chief administration officer, human services director or public works director
  • Non-profit sector as a program director, grant administrator or fundraising manager.




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