Public sector studies

An industry qualification for a worldly career in the public sector.

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Professional education for the public sector

Public sector studies is offered as a specialisation in the Master of Commerce. The specialisation is ideal if you work in public sector management and other industry sectors such as NGOs, social policy, health or education.

Work-based research projects and internships are available to help you link theory with practice, giving you a global perspective. You may also undertake a second specialisation.

The range of units covers areas such as:

  • Public policy analysis
  • Policy implementation
  • Evaluation of policy
  • International and transnational politics
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Organisational dynamics
  • Management communication

Career opportunities

Specialising in public sector studies will provide you with a formal qualification to complement your existing professional experience in the public sector. The qualification is also relevant if you are involved in, or seeking to be involved in, policy making and management within the public, community and business sectors, domestically and internationally.

Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of CommerceCourse information for:Local Students
Graduate Diploma of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Professional Accounting/Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Our courses are flexible

You can study when, where and how you like, and tailor your study around your work and lifestyle commitments. Deakin's trimester system offers three study periods each year, enabling you to commence your course at different times of the year. It also enables you to speed up or slow down your study while still completing your course within the normal time frames.

Study abroad

Gain a competitive edge with an international study experience, and earn credit towards your degree. The Faculty of Business and Law offers a number of unique study tours throughout the year to destinations such as India, Chile, USA, China and Europe. Or consider one of the many study abroad opportunities offered by Deakin. Find out more.

Work Integrated Learning

The Faculty of Business and Law's Work Integrated Learning program gives you the opportunity to  enhance your job prospects with real world experience, while gaining credit towards your degree.
Work Integrated Learning covers business internships, community-based volunteering, work-based learning, team-based learning and industry-based learning.  Find out more.

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