Master of Public Administration (Management)
Equip yourself with everything you need to lead.
Prepare for work in public sector administration. Develop the skills to tackle complex managerial issues. Explore the professional ethics of public administration. Understand how to manage risk, while undertaking strategic planning and execution.
Flinders University is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. We offer world‐class education that develops the critical and creative thinking skills to support a student’s success. Our courses offered through OUA span business, education and law. They are designed with flexibility in mind, while delivering the advanced qualifications to take careers to the next step.
Graduates will be able to:
- have an integrated and advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge in the field of public sector administration and understand contemporary trends and developments in the field in both developing and developed countries;
- acquire the ability to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the field of public sector administration;
- research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice and demonstrate a broad range of skills needed to tackle administrative/ managerial problems and challenges in real world situations.
Graduates are suitable for careers in management or administrative roles in the public service, local and national government or in private and non-government organisations.
Applicants must normally:
- hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, or;
- hold the Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management, the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, or the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from Flinders University or equivalent qualification and must have achieved a Flinders equivalent grade point average of 4.50 or above in this postgraduate study.
Credit transfer may be granted, on application, for prior study completed in a relevant honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.
Applications for credit transfer are assessed on a case by case basis according to Flinders University policies. Students must be made an offer for entry into a degree before lodging their completed credit transfer application, along with all necessary documentation for formal assessment. More information is available at www.flinders.edu.au/credit
This degree aims to provide a broad overview of issues in public policy and a strong foundation in understanding, knowledge and skills in the practice of management in a public or non-profit environment.
It is 2 years in length on a full-time basis and can also be undertaken part-time.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students complete eight core (compulsory) subjects, a capstone subject and up to six subjects chosen from a range of elective subjects available. These subjects aim to provide students with the opportunity to develop critical awareness, skills and knowledge in public administration, management and decision-making for candidates wishing to build careers in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
As a guide, full-time students generally undertake four subjects per semester and part-time students undertake two subjects per study period.
To complete the requirements of the Master of Public Administration (Management), students must successfully complete eight core (compulsory) subjects, a capstone subject and up to six subjects chosen from a range of elective subjects available.