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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 20.6k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 24.9k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 5월 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 422pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The Master of Public Administration program is designed for future leaders of government, civil society and market organisations responsible for pursuing the public interest. It integrates theory and practice in enhancing understanding, knowledge and skills essential to the management and leadership of public organisations. It does this through various analytical lens that structure, guide and inform an assessment of the complexities and challenges of organising public action within and across the state, market and civil society.

    The compulsory and elective subjects explore contemporary public issues and dilemmas locally, regionally and globally. The emphasis is on key disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on public administration, management and governance, as clustered in terms of people and finance, law and regulation, policy systems, and international governance. The aim throughout is to foster debate and provide comparative insights in addressing the dynamics of continuity and change in government and governance.

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    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. Demonstrate understanding of historical, comparative and theoretical perspectives on public sector management and leadership
    2. Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public sector management and leadership, in Australia and globally
    3. Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public sector management and leadership
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public sector management and leadership
    5. Apply conceptual analysis and evidence to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex management, leadership and policy challenges from multiple perspectives
    6. Apply self-management, communication, influencing and teamwork skills to complex management and leadership challenges.

    Cognate disciplines

    Economic Policy, Economics, Law, International Politics, Political Economy, Political Sciences, Project Management, Sociology

    The Master of Public Administration requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

    Completion of the following pre-sessional component:

    CRWF6900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy

    POGO6900 Graduate Preparatory Economic, Social and Political Analysis

     

    48 units from completion of the following initial component:

    48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

    POGO8012 Governance and Institutions

    POGO8016 The Economic Way of Thinking 1

    POGO8019 The Economic Way of Thinking 2

    POGO8024 Social Policy, Society and Change

    POGO8062 Public Sector Management

    POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes

    POGO8090 Making and Evaluating Policy

    POGO8117 Program Management

     

    48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

    24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

    CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

    POGO8032 Comparative Public Sector Management

    POGO8096 Research Methods (6 units)

    POGO8111 Public Sector Leadership

     

    A minimum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    LAWS8034 Law and Regulation

    POGO8001 International Dimensions of Public Administration

    POGO8021 Public Sector Ethics

    POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World

    POGO8044 Global Social Policy

    POGO8048 Public Finance

    POGO8055 Case Studies in Public Sector Management

    POGO8056 People and Performance in Public Organisations

    POGO8057 Managing Government Finances

    POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

    POGO8081 Economics for Government

    POGO8082 Political Institutions and Policy Processes

    POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

     

    A maximum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    POGO8004      Poverty Reduction

    POGO8015      Services and Investment Policy

    POGO8025      Social Policy Analysis

    POGO8035      Research Project

    POGO8049      Planning and Policy (Population Policy)

    POGO8023      Empirical Political Analysis 1: Public Opinion

    POGO8050      Empirical Political Analysis 2: Political Economy

    POGO8080      Organisational Finance and Budgeting

    POGO8081      Economics for Government

    POGO8084      Principles of Social Policy

    POGO8085      Implementing Social Policy

    POGO8095      Development Policy and Practice

    POGO8101      Policy Process and Analysis

    POGO8102      Selected Themes in Public Policy: Urbanisation and Human Settlement

    POGO8115      International Negotiations: Challenging the WTO's Food Trading Regime

    POGO8210      Case Studies in Economic Policy

    POGO8213      The Global Trading System

    EMDV8079      International Water Politics

    EMDV8080      International Climate Change Policy and Economics

    EMDV8081      Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics

    EMDV8082      Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

    SOCY8004       Interest Groups, Advocacy and Public Policy

    IDEC8007        Aid and Development Policy

    IDEC8088        Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

    ANTH8009       Development in Practice

    ANTH8028       Introduction to Social Impact Studies

    ANTH8032       Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific

    EURO8003       The European Union: regional integrations in comparative perspective

    POPH8103       Introduction to Health Policy and Administration


    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    program_requirements

    A Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with at least three years' work experience in public administration.

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

    Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

    Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

    Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

     

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

    Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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