Executive Master of Public Administration

The Executive Master of Public Administration is offered through the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and is a jointly-badged degree awarded by the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney.

Course requirements

To be awarded the Executive Master of Public Administration, students must successfully complete a total of ten (10) units of study (60 credit points), comprising:

  • all seven (7) core units of study (42 credit points) listed under the heading Core units of study (Executive Master of Public Administration)
  • a finance elective (GSOG6004 Managing Public Expenditure) (six credit points); and
  • a maximum of two (2) elective units of study (up to 12 credit points) from a list of recommended elective units of study.

Core units of study

Students must complete the following seven core units of study (42 credit points):

  • ANZG6006 Delivering Public Value
  • ANZG6007 Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • ANZG6008 Designing Public Policies and Programs
  • ANZG6009 Government and the Market Economy
  • ANZG6010 Leading Public Sector Change
  • ANZG6011 Governing by the Rules
  • ANZG6012 Work Based Project

Managing Public Expenditure

All students enrolled in the Executive Master of Public Administration are required to complete their finance elective at their enrolled university. Students enrolled in the Graduate School of Government, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney must complete Managing Public Expenditure (GSOG6004) as their finance elective.

Elective units of study

The Graduate School of Government at the start of the academic year will provide a list of elective units of study. View current list of elective units of study.

Entry requirements

An applicant for admission to the Executive Master of Public Administration shall meet entry requirements as specified by ANZSOG. For further information applicants should contact ANZSOG for details.

Duration of course

Part-time: Students undertake one or two units per semester, typically completing the program in two to four years.

Enrolment guide

Example degree progressions:

The following table shows an illustrative program of study for a sponsored domestic student enrolled in the Executive Master of Public Administration.

Year
Semester
Units of study
   
1
1
ANZG6006 Delivering Public Value
ANZG6009 Government and the Market Economy
 
  2
ANZG6007 Decision Making Under Uncertainty
ANZG6008 Designing Public Policies and Programs GSOG6004 Managing Public Expenditure
2
1
ANZG6010 Leading Public Sector Change
ANZG6011 Governing by the Rules
Elective
  2
ANZG6012 Work Based Project
  Elective