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B6012

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

B6012

Credit points

72

Abbreviated title

MPubPolMgt

CRICOS code

017507M

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist
Single degree
Master's by coursework

Standard duration

1.5 years FT, 3 years PT

Students have a maximum of five years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)

Award/s

Master of Public Policy and Management

Description

This course is designed for managers across all levels of the public sector, in Australia and internationally, who wish to improve service delivery and policy outcomes. Participants may work in the public, not-for-profit or private sector agencies involved in policy and service delivery at intergovernmental, national, regional or local government levels. The course aims to develop managers' practical knowledge and skills to deal with management and policy analysis issues across the spectrum of public sector activities.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

  1. be critical and creative scholars who:
    • produce innovative solutions to problems
    • apply research skills to business challenges
    • communicate effectively and perceptively
  2. be responsible and effective global citizens who:
    • engage in an internationalised world
    • exhibit cross cultural competence
    • demonstrate ethical values
  3. have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve
  4. have advanced knowledge to master's level in public sector management, policy development and governance.

Structure

The course is structured in two parts. Part A. Mastery knowledge and Part B. Application studies. All students complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for part A or part B or a combination of the two.

Part A. Mastery knowledge

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of core management constructs and the impact they have on decision-making in public sector organisations. These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialisation to provide effective and sound governance and solutions in public environments.

Part B. Application studies

The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. This could be achieved by selecting complementary units offered across the university or by undertaking specified units which provide a research pathway towards a Doctor of Philosophy course.

Requirements

The course comprises 72 points structured into two parts: Part A. Mastery knowledge (48 points) and Part B. Application studies (24 points).

  • Students admitted at Entry level 1 complete 72 points, comprising Part A and Part B.
  • Students admitted at Entry level 2 complete 48 points, comprising Part A.

Note: Students eligible for credit for prior studies may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-b6012.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Mastery knowledge (48 points)

Students complete:

a. Six units (36 points):

b. Two of the following units (12 points):

  • MGF5610 Work and employment relations in a global context
  • MGF5261 Human resource management issues
  • MGF5551 Strategic human resource management
  • MGF5631 International human resource management
  • MGF5670 Leadership
  • MGF5680 Managerial problem solving and decision making
  • MGF5690 Services and operations management
  • MGF5920 Work and employment relations
  • MGF5960 Managing people and organisations
  • MGF5972 Managing organisational change
  • MGF5976 Strategic management
  • MGF5985 Human resource management

Part B. Application studies (24 points)

Students complete either a. or b. below:

a. Four units (24 points) of elective units at either Level 4 or 5 from the Faculty of Business and Economics or across the University so long as you have the pre-requisites and there are no restrictions on admission to the units

b. The research pathway (24 points)

  • MGX4000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX5901 Research report (introduction)
  • MGX5900 Research report (12 points)

Progression to further studies

Students can choose to complete a program of study (24 points) that may provide a pathway to a higher degree by research.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award during their enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 credit points of study with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.
  • Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 credit points of study with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.