Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Public Policy | Master of Public Management | Master of E-Government

Victoria University of Wellington offers three degree options for students with at least two years of relevant work experience.  Students begin their second year in November, two months after completing the Evans School summer curriculum, and continue through October the following year.

  • Master of Public Policy. Understand complex policy problems and design concrete solutions with practical problem-solving skills and techniques that draw from actionable concepts, models and methods from economics, politics and other social sciences. Take the next step in policy analysis, policy design and evaluation in the public and non-government sectors.
  • Master of Public Management. Enhance your knowledge of public management theory, upgrade your practical skills and competencies as a manager, and develop ways to create change in public and non-government organizations. Deepen your strategy for achieving results, manage finances effectively, improve performance management, and learn how to best lead and manage people to deliver on desired results.
  • Master of E-Government. Learn how to successfully manage transformational e-government initiatives, including that provide public services or offer engagement opportunities through innovations in digital technology.  Prepare yourself to manage these initiatives, translate technical, institutional, organizational and user requirements into e-government design, and apply e-government knowledge across public sector programs.

Victoria University of Wellington

The Victoria University of Wellington, set in New Zealand’s beautiful coastal capital city, was established in 1897. Its School of Government (SoG) is located directly opposite Parliament in Rutherford House on Victoria’s Pipitea campus.  The School is ideally situated to engage with a broad range of national policymaking institutions, and also attracts a wide range of international students, who come to study New Zealand’s innovative public sector.  In 2017, the Master of Public Policy and the Master of Public Management were accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the global leader in accreditation of public service education.

The city of Wellington, the second largest in New Zealand, is set on a scenic natural harbor and among green hillsides adorned with colonial era architecture. 

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