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Master of Public Policy and Management for 2015

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Why study Master of Public Policy and Management?

This course explores the dynamics between governments and emerging issues that affect all levels of government, will provide you with a deeper understanding of management challenges in government, and equip you to respond to public policy issues. It will also provide you with the skills to drive improved performances across the spectrum of public sector activities, and is designed for experienced professionals who are working, or aspire to work, in senior roles within the public sector.

Continuous improvement and reform are recurring themes for governments throughout the world. These require 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 program provides managers with the analytical and managerial skills to deal effectively with continued pressure for reduced budgets, more rigorous accountability and improved services, and promotes the practical and relevant capabilities you need for professional development.

The course can be taken by professionals from all around Australia, and many of our students work in national, state or local governments, the not-for-profit sector or private agencies servicing government. We offer small classes to facilitate interactivity and engagement, and your student cohort will provide excellent opportunities to network and learn from peers from a range of backgrounds and jurisdictions. Upon graduation you will also become part of our alumni network employed in senior positions in government and the broader public sector in Australia and overseas.

The course is taught by qualified academic staff and industry experts who have extensive practical and relevant experience in the fields of public policy and management and uses a mix of teaching modes in order to support your professional and working lives.

The course is offered in both on and off-campus study mode, with some units offered in intensive block mode, enabling you to complete some subjects on campus within a shorter time frame.

Find out more

Visit the Faculty of Business and Economics postgraduate website.

Download the postgraduate course guide.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 25,900 AUD

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time, part-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time

Mid year applications can only be considered for students studying part time.

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course code: 1065

CRICOS code: 017507M

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Contact

If you wish to pre-assess yourself for admission to this course visit the Course Enquiry Portal
For all other enquiries contact:
Caulfield Student Services
Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400
Fax: +61 3 9903 1357
Email: enquiries.caulfield@monash.edu
or visit: the Future Students page

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

1.5 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 35,700 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course code: 1065

CRICOS code: 017507M

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification or an approved pathway and a minimum of two years relevant employment. Applicants will be ranked based on relevant employment experience and their entire academic record, with a credit average preferred.

Extra requirements

To ensure you provide all relevant information to allow us to assess your application, read the work experience information carefully before submitting your application. Complete the work experience template and attach it to your application.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

APPLICATION CLOSING DATES

For application closing dates visit the faculty page

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification or an approved pathway and a minimum of two years relevant employment. Applicants will be ranked based on relevant employment experience and their entire academic record, with a credit average preferred.

English requirements for international students

Minimum overall test score required is 6.5. The individual band scores required: reading 6.0, listening 6.0, writing 6.0, speaking 6.0, or TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5, or an internet-based TOEFL score of 79 overall, with minimum scores as follows: writing 21, listening 12, reading 13, speaking 18.

Special entry requirements

To ensure you provide all relevant information to allow us to assess your application, read the work experience information carefully before submitting your application. Complete the work experience template and attach it to your application.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

APPLICATION CLOSING DATES

For application closing dates visit the faculty page

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

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  • Career opportunities

    This course will suit graduates, in Australia and internationally, who wish to work in the government and community sectors. Graduates may work in management positions with the public, not-for-profit, local government, private or other sectors.

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