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Executive Master of Public Administration

18 months
24000 AUD/year
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If you are an aspiring future leader who is keen to work in a high-level position within the public sector, this Executive Master of Public Administration from University of Canberra will arm you with the leadership and policy skills you need to manage organisations and direct public sector change.

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UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

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With core subjects delivered by the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), the EMPA is specifically designed for students who have been nominated by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) – a global leader in education and government-focused research relevant to the public sector. 

The course content draws on case studies and features practical interactive sessions, delivered by leading academics and guest speakers with extensive government experience. 

Study an Executive Master of Public Administration from University of Canberra  and you will:

  • understand the various kinds of operational capabilities available to public sector managers and know how they can be mobilised
  • enhance your skills in people and knowledge management, contracting, partnering and inter-organisational collaboration in the public sector
  • have an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the applicable elements of law, convention, practice and ethics
  • have an applied appreciation of the role of legislation, regulations and conventions and their importance to good government
  • acquire an understanding of leadership, public/private/community comparisons, the development of leadership capabilities and how to align organisational culture.

Career opportunities

  • Chief administration officer
  • Public administration consultant
  • General operations manager
  • Labour relations manager
  • Program analyst
  • Program director
  • Director of development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • Delivering Public Value
  • Designing Public Policies and Programs
  • Governing by the Rules
  • Government in a Market Economy
  • Leading Public Sector Change
  • Work Based Research Project
  • Managing Public Sector Organisations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to a master's degree course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's Admissions Committee. 
  • They must also have at least five years relevant work experience and have been accepted as a candidate for the degree by ANZSOG.
CRICOS Code: 00212K

Tuition Fee

  • National

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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