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Public Sector Management

The public sector management master’s degree offers a solid grounding in management theory, the public sector management act, public sector expectations, culture, governance, policy and strategy enabling you to take a step up into more demanding roles as a senior executive. The courses are flexible and dynamic, offering mixed mode of delivery and a blend of work-based learning, workshops, and a virtual learning environment online.

Advance your career by completing a public sector management masters degree.

Flinders University also offers the Master of Public Policy, which enables policy analysts and managers to become an expert on the fundamentals of public policy making, developing policy from start to finish, including analysing the problem, interpreting data, and undertaking professional research.

Quick Facts

Duration: 6 months
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $16,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 024781A
Delivery mode: On campus, External

What you will study

The study program includes a mixture of compulsory and elective topics, as well as individual research.

Topics cover areas such as contemporary public sector management, organisational politics, culture and management in the public sector, strategic change management, public financial management and a professional research project.

Some electives can be incorporated from other graduate programs including international relations, international business, environmental management, social work, public health and educational management.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Graduates are suitable for careers in management or leadership roles in the public service, local and national government or in private and non-government organisations.

Potential occupations include:

  • Director General
  • Chief Executive
  • Secretary
  • Executive Director
  • Manager
  • Department Head.