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Globally recognised qualification
Griffith University's suite of public administration programs are focused on developing skills in governance, public management, leadership and policy making. They are geared to advancing career outcomes in the public, private and community sectors. Our expert teaching team includes academic staff with experience in a variety of governmental roles, and those at the cutting edge of public sector research and analysis.
The Graduate Certificate in Integrity and Anti-Corruption addresses integrity and anti-corruption policy and practice, from international and national perspectives. Through this program you will come to understand and be able to respond to trends and challenges in international anti-bribery and corruption, national integrity reforms, identifying and dealing with integrity risks and new directions in corruption prevention. Find out how to design, implement and monitor state-of-the-art ‘speak up’ and whistleblowing processes. Or discover how international business practices are adjusting to advance modern business ethics, corporate citizenship and stakeholder management in a fast-changing world.
The Master of Public Administration addresses key political, legal and governance structures; methods and strategies for conducting policy research to inform decision making; innovations in financial management, service delivery, ethics and accountability; relationships between government, business and community sectors; and the impact of regional and global pressures on public policy and management.
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Study public administration at Griffith
Gain a management perspective
Griffith’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) provides the necessary combination of leadership, management and analytical skills to advance your career, both within the public sector and in the increasingly important interface between public, private and community sectors.
Our on-campus MPA is offered in a series of intensive and regular seminar offerings to ensure a high-quality learning experience. Our online program is designed for busy and/or remotely located students, and places strong emphasis on both flexible delivery and student engagement.
Learn from the best
Our government and international relations staff have an international reputation for research excellence and are in high demand in industry and government around the world. We have been at the forefront of political research and education for more than 25 years, bringing together some of Australia's leading researchers, teachers and practitioners in the areas of political science, public policy, governance, and international relations.
We know that coming back to study can be a big decision. That's why Griffith Business School offers a range of postgraduate scholarships to support new students, like you, to successfully complete your degree through direct financial support.
Study your way
Build your studies around the lifestyle that suits you. With the flexibility of studying on-campus, online, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters each year, you have more control over your studies and can fit your degree into your life. Fast-track it or take it slow. No matter where you are, we ensure you get all the support you’ll need to achieve in your studies, from academic assistance to financial support through scholarships. You can start your degree in February, July or October.
Exceptional educational experience
You can be assured you’re getting a high-quality education with excellent flexibility and support because Griffith ranks in the top 7 in Australia for overall educational experience for undergraduates in the QILT 2019 Student Experience Survey.
Ranked in the world’s top 150
Griffith University has ranked in the world's top 150 in politics and international studies for the past three years. The QS World University Rankings by Subject measure universities across the world, as determined by surveys of leading academic experts and employers who recruit graduates they regard as being outstanding in their field.
Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International which means our business degrees are internationally recognised for excellence and outstanding business education. It’s the most prestigious accreditation a business school can earn.
Master of Public Administration graduate, Lex Drennan, investigated the impact of emergency government funding on community resilience in the wake of the Brisbane floods, as part of her postgraduate studies. 'I was able to build on my previous employment experience in disaster management and apply my knowledge in a practical setting,' she says. 'Resilience is about making the community stronger and putting it in a position to cope better when the next disaster strikes.' Lex also had the opportunity to broaden her education experience when Griffith supported her two-month internship at the United States Congress through the Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program.
Forge your path with Business at Griffith
Rewarding excellence and potential, no matter your background. Valued up to $20,000. ATAR 99.95–66.00
Designed for future leaders
You'll graduate with the public management skills needed to advance your career in the public sector and in the increasingly important area of the private-public sector interface. You'll find career opportunities in a wide variety of occupations, including as a political or policy adviser, as a manager in federal, state or local government, or as a policy specialist in non-government organisations. You may find work in industry organisations and lobby groups, as a consultant to the private sector, or in high profile positions in large private sector firms who conduct large amounts of valuable business with the public sector.
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