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|Award granted||Master of Politics and Policy / Master of Business Administration|
|Campus||This course is only offered off campus|
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
Trimester 1 (March), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$25,760* AUD|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||D720|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
With more fluid labour markets and career patterns, and governance models increasingly characterised by public–private partnerships and other cross-sectoral arrangements, the combined Master of Politics and Policy/Master of Business Administration provides a unique opportunity for you to acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills applicable in many sectors of the economy.
The Master of Politics and Policy/Master of Business Administration is a 16 credit point combined course which brings together two existing courses: the Master of Politics and Policy, which is a program tailored for employees in the public and community sectors; and the Master of Business Administration, which is designed for managers in the private, public and community sectors who wish to extend their knowledge and advance their career.
The course will provide you with a strong grounding in the development, implementation and analysis of public policy. Interrelationships between government, the private sector and community organisations, as well as between different levels of government (municipal, state, national and international) will also be studied. More broadly the course addresses the problems of governance within democratic political systems, at the same time aiming to impart knowledge and business skills in areas such as strategic management, finance, economics and marketing.
The combined course aims to enhance the skills of employees in the public, private and community sectors so that they can perform their current work responsibilities more effectively and expand their career options. The objective is to produce public policy graduates well trained for organisational and financial management, with the creative, analytical and interpersonal capabilities that are essential for managers across the public, private and community sectors.
To qualify for the award of Master of Politics and Policy/Master of Business Administration a student must complete a 16 credit point course of study comprising 8 credit points of units undertaken in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 8 credit points of units undertaken in the Faculty of Business and Law. The dissertation component (AIX702 and AIX703) provides a pathway for students to apply for admission to PhD.
Master of Politics and Policy
Notes: Continuing students (enrolled prior to 2011) may need to refer to the 2010 Handbook entry for this course and contact Student Support office for further course advice Tel 03 9244 6007 or 03 9251 7071 firstname.lastname@example.org
|AIP746||Challenges to Democratic Governance|
|AIP740||Public Policy Analysis|
|AIP747||Policy and Program Evaluation|
|AIP777||Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility|
|AIP773||Governance and Accountability|
Select 2 credit points from the following list of electives:
|MPM703||Business Strategy and Analysis|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers #|
|ASD704||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|ASD705||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|ASD711||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|ASD712||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|ECM704||Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration|
|EXE737||Leading and Managing Learning Organisations|
|EXE738||Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts|
|SLE721||Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development|
|SLE725||Environmental Management Systems|
|MPM704||Managing for Environmental Sustainability|
|HSH701||Principles and Practice of Public Health|
|HSH702||Contemporary Health Issues and Policies|
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health|
|AIR719||The United Nations and International Law|
|AIR726||Human Rights in the International System|
For students wishing to undertake a PhD pathway in Politics and Policy Studies, the following units are offered:
|AIX702||Dissertation A 2 credit points *|
|AIX703||Dissertation B 2 credit points *|
* Students are required to seek approval from the Course Director if they wish to undertake these units. Upon approval to enrol, students will be granted exemption from two core units in order to accommodate the Dissertation within the 8 credit points.
Master of Business Administration
Students must complete the following core units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law:
|MPR751/MPA751||Financial Reporting and Analysis *#|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers #|
|MPK732||Marketing Management *|
|MPR706/MPM706||Strategic Management *|
|MPM721||Organisational Behaviour *|
|MPM701||Business Process Management|
Plus one unit from:
|MPM735||International Business Management #|
|MPR722/MPM722||Human Resource Management *#|
#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning (Credit Transfer) Search which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
|Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (M501)|
|Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy (A516)|
|Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (M601)|
|Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy (A616)|
|Master of Business Administration (M701)|
|Master of Politics and Policy (A716)|