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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||$20,680* - Full-fee paying place|
Arts and Education postgraduate Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries
or 03 9251 7071
Faculty of Arts and Education Course Director
Peter Haeusler, +61 3 924 46756, email@example.com
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.
Postgraduate Student Administration
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|Deakin course code||D720|
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 #|
|ADS704||Community Development Theory and Practice A|
|ADS705||Community Development Theory and Practice B|
|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
Applicants for the Master of Politics and Policy/Master of Business Administration must have a first degree and a minimum of three years' of full-time (or equivalent part-time) managerial or professional work experience (as defined by the joint faculty selection team).
All applicants must provide the following with their application:
The course complies with the relevant Admission and Selection Rule which is made pursuant to Admission to Postgraduate Awards (Coursework) – Operational Policy and Selection to Postgraduate Awards (Coursework) – Operational Policy.
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
|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)|