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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Dec2Adding Public Value at the Interface Between Government and the Community: Achieving a strong customer and client focus
Date: 2 December 2014
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Boardroom, Russell McVeagh, Vodafone on the Quay, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington
To solve complex problems the public service needs to understand and engage more and differently… Read more
Dec3Public Managers and Political Astuteness: Lessons for the New Zealand State sector
Date: 3 December 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street, Wellington
As public managers, we work in an inherently political environment: one with numerous, diverse and… Read more

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13 November 2014 A Capital Celebration for the School of Government
The Hon Bill English speaking at the School of Government's 12th Anniversary Prize-GivingSchool of Government… Read more
7 November 2014 Restorative justice initiatives and challenges in New Zealand roundtable
Restorative justice initiatives and challenges in New Zealand were the subject of discussion at a… Read more
15 September 2014 Drink driving women treated differently than men
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Advance better government with a professional degree from the School of Government.

Use your professional knowledge and experience in new ways with a qualification in Public Policy, Public Management or e-Government.

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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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2015 Prospectuses

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

Australian Policy Online

The School of Government is a partner with Australian Policy Online.

Cameron Vanisselroy, BCom(Hons) in Public Policy

Cameron Vanisselroy BCom(Hons) in Public Policy

I’ve always been interested in politics and economics, and public policy turned out to be the perfect bridge between the two. It provided a really good mix between theory and the practical policy issues that government has to deal with day to day.

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 September issue.