Effective leadership, better management, positive change
Enhance your career prospects and learn to make organisations work better with postgraduate studies in Public Management at Victoria's School of Government. Find out how to lead people and make change happen.
Become an effective public manager and build your ability to influence the strategic and operational direction of public sector organisations. Learn about governance and public sector reform, and how to manage budgets, finances and organisational capital.
Gain the knowledge and skills to design and implement innovative and effective programmes and services, including planning, service delivery and monitoring and evaluation.
Victoria is the only New Zealand university that is connected to the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZOG)—so you know your qualification is of the highest standard.
Your lecturers are actively involved in public and non-profit service, exchanging ideas on key policy and management issues. They're connected to decision makers from local, regional and national government, giving you the opportunity to meet and learn from those in the know.
Choose your city
You can study Public Management at Victoria's Pipitea campus in Wellington's CBD, or you can study selected courses at Victoria School of Business' Auckland premises.
Master of Public Management
- Starts: 17 Jul 2017, 26 Feb 2018, 15 Jul 2018, 25 Feb 2019, 7 Jul 2019
- Type: Coursework and some research
- Location: On-campus (Pipitea, Wellington)
- Complete: 180 points (11 courses)
- Entry: Bachelor's degree and two years' work experience, or extensive work experience
International students, global insights
Be part of a school that attracts not only local professionals but a talented group of international students—many highly experienced employees of government organisations in their own countries. Take advantage of the diverse experience in public policy and public management these students take to the classroom—providing valuable insights and bringing the comparative perspective alive.
If you're wanting a career or are already working in the government and non-government sectors, a Public Management qualification is a good choice.
You could find management work in central, local or regional government, in business, not-for-profits, consultancies and for iwi. You might also work as a researcher, advocate, campaign coordinator, lobbyist, strategist or planner.
You can look for scholarships based on your level of study, subject area and background.
The capability boost you get from doing an MPM means your employer may be willing to pay some or all of your costs.
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Last updated August 8, 2017