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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Dec3SeminarsAuckland’s Growth: Infrastructure, Planning and Local Government Reform - 1
Date: 3 December 2015
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: Auckland premises, 4th floor, 50 Kitchener Street, Auckland
Speaker: Chris Parker, Chief Economist, Auckland Council. Read more
Dec15SeminarsAuckland’s Growth: Infrastructure, Planning and Local Government Reform - 2
Date: 15 December 2015
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: Auckland premises, 4th floor, 50 Kitchener Street, Auckland
Speakers: Nicholas Green, Productivity Commission & Stephen Selwood, NZCID. Read more

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20 November 2015 ACHSM Award for Prof Cumming
Professor Jacqueline Cumming has been awarded a Fellowship for the Australasian College of Health Service Management. Read more
16 November 2015 Special Anniversary for the School
The School of Government celebrated some significant milestones at the prize-giving and anniversary ceremony on 11 November.  Read more
27 October 2015 Professor Miriam Lips appointed to new Data Futures Partnership group
The Chair in Digital Government, Professor Miriam Lips, has been appointed to a cross-sector group… Read more

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Career View

Check out the new Career View for Public Policy and Public Management, for careers and employment information to prospective and current students, graduates and friends in the community.

2016 Prospectuses

Our 2016 Undergraduate and Postgraduate prospectuses are now available to download, so find out more about our qualifications, courses, and teaching staff.

New Graduate Pathway

Completed (or about to complete) a Bachelor's degree? Looking for a vocationally-oriented programme of study leading to a Master of Public Management or Master of Public Policy?

About our Graduate Pathway »


2016: Building Policy Capability in Auckland

The School of Government is offering postgraduate study options in Auckland for the first time, commencing in 2016.

Now is the time to upgrade your professional competencies, by enrolling in one or more courses to build skills in Public Policy or Public Management.

More about the courses offered »

Policy Quarterly

Check out Policy Quarterly, the journal of the School of Government's Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.

See the November 2015 issue »