Public sector studies



Public sector studies explores the relationship between government and its citizens, the role of policy in our lives, and the contribution various people make in the policy development process. As a specialisation in the Master of Business Administration (MBA), you learn from unit topics such as public policy analysis through to managing public expenditure.

Deakin blends academic knowledge with work experience, preparing students for a successful career.

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Public sector studies courses

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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.

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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.

Career opportunities

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:

  • policymaking
  • non-profit management
  • international development
  • entrepreneurship
  • management consulting
  • urban planning
  • communications.

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