School of Government

School of Government

New Zealand's only School of Government undertakes teaching and research on public policy and public administration/management.

Through Victoria Business School, we offer a complete range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programmes. Based at the Pipitea Campus in Rutherford House, directly across the road from the seat of government, Parliament, Ministerial Headquarters and Government Departments, the School is ideally placed to help build capacity in the public sector of New Zealand.

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Jul7SymposiumsIdentifying What Works: Using Randomised Control Trials in Public Policy
Date: 7 July 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Old Government Building, Lecture Theatres 1 & 2 (GBLT1 & 2)
A free, full-day symposium to build more knowledge and capability around RCTs. Read more

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18 June 2015 Emeritus Professor retains special interest in Hong Kong
Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory takes a professional interest in the politics and government of Hong Kong, and reflects on a complex political situation as the former colony adapts to its existence as a Special Autonomous Region of China. Read more
18 June 2015 MPM degree gives graduate new perspectives
MPM graduate Jason Marris has been putting the knowledge he gained to good use in his work as a Governance Support Manager at the Auckland Council. Read more
18 June 2015 Domestic violence – another approach?
Professor Chris Marshall reflects on domestic violence, saying it's a serious, continuing problem in New Zealand, and perhaps it's time to broaden our repertoire of responses to it. Read more

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Follow your passion

Advance better government with a professional degree from the School of Government.

Start now with a refreshed 4-course professional certificate or single-course enrolment.

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2015 Prospectuses

New prospectuses are now available. Find out more about our qualifications, courses on offer and our teaching staff.

New Graduate Pathway

Have you recently completed (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree? Are you looking for a vocationally-oriented programme of study leading to a Master of Public Management or Master of Public Policy?

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Policy Quarterly

Check out Policy Quarterly, the journal of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.

CUE - the School of Government e-Magazine

CUE is the quarterly magazine from the School of Government. Keep up to date with our school news by reading the December issue.