MSPPM 12-Month Track

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management 12-Month Track

Duration 12 months full-time / 2 to 3 years part-time
Location Adelaide
Professional Work Experience 3 or more years
Intakes August, January

(CRICOS: 056767A)

This is a program tailored for students seeking to accelerate their careers and assume higher positions in policy development, implementation and evaluation, whether within government, non-profit organisations, or the private sector.

Customised for experienced professionals, the program combines a comprehensive public policy and management curriculum.

Degree Structure

The program comprises 168 units: 138 core units and 30 units of electives.

Full-time students complete the program over three study periods (12 months). Part-time students have up to five years to complete their program, however most complete the program in two to three years.

For successful completion, you must complete the requisite coursework and achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0.

Elective Courses

The electives below represent a selection of those that have been offered in the past. It is provided in order to give an indication of the type of electives that may be available in the future. However, this part of the syllabus is constantly evolving and students need to be guided by the list of the current electives shown in the course schedule. Elective courses will be offered in a variety of areas related to the technology and business of information and communication technology. These courses will be offered by resident faculty as well as by faculty from other CMU campuses through short-term visits and distance learning.

Code Course Units
94-803 Consulting Lab 6
90-827 Economics of Development 12
91-855 Financial Management 12
94-810 Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Systems 6
91-843 Power And Influence 6
90-789 Sustainable Community Development 12
94-804 Transformational Leadership 6
90-847 Grand Corruption and Rule of Law 12

Career Outcomes

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Entry Requirements

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