School of Government

Public Management

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.

Overview

Our programmes in Public Management are designed for those aspiring to a career in management in the government and non-government sectors. We examine the theory and practice of public management, public sector reform, financial management, human resource management, monitoring and evaluation, and more.

The School of Government offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master's degree in Public Management. This subject is also available as a specialisation for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Commerce.

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Professional qualifications

The School of Government offers the following 500-level professional qualifications in Public Management:

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How to find out more

Public Management courses are taught within the School of Government.

For Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Commerce, contact:

Associate Professor Graham Hassall
Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: 04-463 5047
Email: graham.hassall@vuw.ac.nz

For Professional qualifications, contact:

Associate Professor Bill Ryan
Director of Master's Programmes
Phone: 04-463 5848
Email: bill.ryan@vuw.ac.nz

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List of courses

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500-level courses

  • GOVT 501: Government and Governing (2015)
  • GOVT 502: State, Economy and Society (2015)
  • GOVT 503: Policy and Management Practice (2015)
  • GOVT 511: Managing for Results (2015)
  • GOVT 512: Managing Public Resources (2015)
  • GOVT 513: Managing People in the Public Sector (2015)
  • GOVT 514: Leading Change in Public and Community Organisation (2015)
  • GOVT 518: Comparative Public Management (2015)
  • GOVT 519: Development Policy and Management (2015)
  • GOVT 521: Economics and Policy (2015)
  • GOVT 522: Policy Analysis and Advising (2015)
  • GOVT 523: Policy Methods and Practice (2015)
  • GOVT 524: Policy Workshop (2015)
  • GOVT 531: Local Government (2015)
  • GOVT 532: e-Government (2015)
  • GOVT 533: Monitoring and Evaluation (2015)
  • GOVT 534: Public Integrity (2015)
  • GOVT 535: Contracting, Procurement and Collaboration (2015)
  • GOVT 536: Regulatory Policy (2015)
  • GOVT 537: Health Policy and Management (2015)
  • GOVT 539: Politics, Philosophy and Public Policy (2015)
  • GOVT 540: Contemporary Issues in Policy and Governance (2015)
  • GOVT 541: Law in the Public Sector (2015)
  • GOVT 556: Directed Individual Study (2015)
  • GOVT 557: Directed Individual Study (2015)
  • GOVT 558: Directed Individual Study (2015)
  • GOVT 559: Directed Individual Study (2015)
  • GOVT 561: Research Methods and Design (2015)
  • GOVT 562: Research Paper (2015)
  • GOVT 569: Internship (2015)
  • MMPM 501: Public Management (2014)
  • MMPM 502: Law in the Public Sector (2014)
  • MMPM 503: Economic Policy Challenges for Public Managers (2014)
  • MMPM 504: Financial Management in the Public Sector (2014)
  • MMPM 505: Human Resource Management (2014)
  • MMPM 507: e-Government in New Zealand (2014)
  • MMPM 521: Comparative Public Management (2014)
  • MMPM 522: Strategic Management in the Public Sector (2014)
  • MMPM 527: Monitoring and Evaluation in the Public Sector (2014)
  • MMPM 528: Public Sector Ethics (2014)
  • MMPM 530: Leadership and Change in the Public Sector (2014)
  • MMPM 539: Approved personal course of study (2014)
  • MMPM 540: Approved personal course of study (2014)
  • MMPM 550: Project (2014)
  • MMPM 551: Project (2014)
  • MMPM 552: Internship (2014)
  • MMPM 553: Research Essay (2014)
  • MMPM 554: Dissertation (2014)