The School of Government offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programmes in public policy and public management.

Located directly opposite Parliament in Rutherford House on Victoria’s Pipitea campus, the School is ideally situated to help build capacity in New Zealand’s public sector.

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Brand new professional course in 2017

We are offering a brand new course in 2017: GOVT551 Special Topic: Investment Approaches and Contemporary Policymaking

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Why choose Victoria?

Watch our 2016 open day presentation to find out why studying Public Policy at Victoria Business School is right for you.

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  • A New Politics for New Zealand

    Max Harris’s The New Zealand Project puts forward a vision for deepening our political discussion,…

    Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 (GBLT2), Lecture Block, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington

  • The Effectiveness of Climate Clubs under Donald Trump

    The Trump administration has announced significant changes concerning domestic and international US climate policies. Using…

    Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington

  • William Mitchell's answer to 'What Next?'

    Recently TVNZ invited New Zealand to consider WHAT NEXT. What should our country should look…

    Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 (GBLT1), Lecture Block, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington