Master of Politics and Policy/Master of Business Administration

Course summary for local students

Award granted

Master of Politics and Policy/Master of Business Administration

Campus
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100

or 03 5227 1359
artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au  

Faculty of Arts and Education Course Director

Peter Haeusler, +61 3 924 46756, peter.haeusler@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Geelong
Tel 03 9244 5044 Melbourne

Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
postgrad-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code D720

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Course rules

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.

Course structure

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 Services office for further course advice Tel 03 9244 6007 or 03 9251 7071 arts-pg@deakin.edu.au

Core units


Trimester 1

AIP746Challenges to Democratic Governance

AIP740Public Policy Analysis

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

Trimester 2

AIP748Intergovernmental Relations

AIP777Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility

Trimester 3

AIP773Governance and Accountability

Electives

Select 2 credit points from the following list of electives:

Management

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

Community Development

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B

Education

ECM704Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration

EXE737Leading and Managing Learning Organisations

EXE738Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts

Environment

SLE721Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development

SLE725Environmental Management Systems

MPM704Unit description is currently unavailable

Health

HSH701Principles and Practice of Public Health

HSH702Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

HSN706Food Policy and Public Health

International Relations

AIR719The United Nations and International Law

AIR726Human Rights in the International System

Research Units

For students wishing to undertake a PhD pathway in Politics and Policy Studies, the following units are offered:

AIX702Dissertation A 2 credit points *

and

AIX703Dissertation 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
Core units
Students must complete the following core units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law:

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *#

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

MPF753/MPT753Finance #

MPK732Marketing Management *

MPR706/MPM706Strategic Management *

MPM721Organisational Behaviour *

MPM701Business Process Management

Plus one unit from:

MPM735International Business Management #

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *#

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (M501)
Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy (A516)
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (M601)
Master of Business Administration (M701)
Master of Politics and Policy (A716)
 

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