Public sector studies
Explore the relationship between government and citizens, the role of policy and its development process. As a specialisation in our Master of Commerce, public sector studies covers topics from public policy analysis through to managing public expenditure.
Deakin Business School: achieved maximum 5-star rating for its MBA*
Online MBA program: ranked among the top 25 in the world*
If you’re passionate about making a difference to the wider community then public sector studies could be for you.
Career fields are diverse, including:
- international development
- management consulting
- non-profit management
- urban planning.
*QS World University Rankings
Postgraduate (further study)
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Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
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Our online (Cloud Campus) MBA program has just been ranked among the Top 25 in the world – and the best in Australia – by prestigious university rankings organisation QS.
Research with us
If you’re keen to hone your studies and have an interesting thought about public policy or practices in the public sector, a higher degree by research could be for you.
Deakin Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). A hallmark of excellence, AACSB accreditation is awarded to business schools that meet strict standards of quality, academic and professional excellence. It is known globally as the longest standing, most recognised form of professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn. Only five per cent of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited and Deakin Business School is one of only three in Victoria.
International rating for our business course
Deakin Business School, which delivers the MBA, achieved a maximum QS 5-Star Rating for facilities, internationalism and diversity, teaching and student quality and engagement and program strength for its MBA.
Internationally recognised courses
Our MBA and Bachelor of Commerce are also internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide.
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Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary
If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.
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