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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Jul13Autism: Where have we come from and where are we going?
Date: 13 July 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Old Government Building Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3)Estimated prevalence of autism is now 1 in… Read more

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8 June 2016 Public policy student selected for The Queen's Young Leaders Award
Queen's Birthday weekend had more than the usual significance for Brad Olsen this year – as well as preparing for upcoming university exams, the BCom student was also studying protocols around meeting the Queen. Read more
8 June 2016 Winners and losers must be part of TPP debate
Regardless of the outcome of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it is hard not to feel disappointed about the quality of public debate around it, writes Toby Moore. Read more
2 June 2016 SOG students feature in VBS Excellence Awards
Victoria Business School’s highest achievers were celebrated at the School’s fourth annual Excellence Awards in May, including students from the School of Government. 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.


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.

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Policy Quarterly

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

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