New double degree with University of Indonesia offered from 2018

The School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, and the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, signed a Memorandum of Agreement in 2017 to deliver a double degree Master's programme to Indonesian civil servants.

Students who are successful will receive a Master of e-Government (MEGov) from Victoria University of Wellington and a Magister Ilmu Administrasi (MA) from Universitas Indonesia.

“This is an exciting development for the School of Government” said Programme Director Dr Verna Smith.  "We look forward to welcoming our first intake of students and to seeing them graduate from both our Universities”.

Students should:

  1. be Indonesian citizens;
  2. be up to the age of 35;
  3. have at least two year’s work experience within the Indonesian civil service/public sector or non-profit sector;
  4. have an undergraduate degree equivalent to a New Zealand undergraduate degree;
  5. have competence in the English language of 6.5 for IELTS, with a minimum of 6.5 writing score and no score below 6.0;
  6. have a reference from their current employer.

Students will be jointly selected by the School of Government and the Faculty of Administrative Sciences.

The first trimester of study, involving five courses, will be conducted in Indonesia.

The Victoria University component focuses initially on digital government. During the second trimester, courses including Managing Service Transformation (EGOV 501), Leading Change in Public and Community Organisations (GOVT 514), Comparative Public Management (GOVT 518) and Policy Analysis and Advising (GOVT 522) will be delivered in Wellington.

In their third trimester, also in Wellington, students will complete e-Government, Public Sector Reform and Good Governance (EGOV 502), Introduction to Research in the Public Sector (EGOV 520) and Managing IT-Related Change (MMIM 513).

The Master of e-Government degree at the School of Government is recognised as offering teaching in key socio-technical competencies for good digital governance by leading scholars in the field.

Finally, in the fourth semester, back in Indonesia, students will complete EGOV 521, a research project course under the direction of supervisors from the School of Government, and an additional course at Universitas Indonesia.

Invitations for applications will be sought late 2017 and will be initially processed by the Faculty of Administrative Sciences.

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