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  • Persuasion for PolicymakersPPMN90046

    Offered:OctoberYear:2019

    This subject will focus on persuasion and influence. Policy makers and public managers need the ability to influence and persuade, whether it’s presenting policy advice to Ministers and Secretaries, influencing a group in a meeting or building support with stakeholders. Students will be introduce...

  • Public /Social Policy Thesis Part 1PPMN90049

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves a supervised thesis of 12 000 words, embodying the results of the student's own research.

  • GovernancePPMN90037

    Offered:March, AugustYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines contemporary issues in governance in Australia and internationally. The subject critically examines both traditional and emerging governance models that have dominated recent public sector reform efforts in many parts of the world. The subject focuses on the implications of ...

  • Public Policy & Management Thesis Part 1PPMN40006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A supervised thesis embodying the results of a student's own research.

  • Political Problems and Policy ResponsesPPMN90042

    Offered:March, JulyYear:2019

    This subject is designed to introduce students to key ideas from political science, providing a foundation for further study in governance, public policy and public management and should be undertaken early in the 200-point Master of Public Policy and Management. Students will problematise policy...

  • Public Policy Lobbying StrategiesPPMN90031

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    This subject is designed to develop an understanding of the links between contemporary public policy and political communication and lobbying processes, in particular how the political and media environment can be utilised to transform the public policy agendas of interest groups and NGOs into co...

  • Crisis ManagementPPMN90048

    Offered:AugustYear:2019

    Events like epidemics, earthquakes, floods, bushfires, or financial collapse pose significant challenges to societies that encounter them. Governments engage in crisis management to prepare for, respond to, and recover from such extreme events. Hence, crisis management is a key part of public pol...

  • Public Consultation & Policy NegotiationPPMN90035

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This subject is based around simulated public and stakeholder consultation exercises where participants test theories and techniques of engagement in order to increase democratic participation and to collect data to inform policy makers. Participants will also be exposed to Big Data and also cons...

  • U21 Advanced International StudyPPMN50001

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    This subject involves a study of an approved topic in global public policy and international relations. Details of the program being offered will be available from the School. Students who complete this subject successfully should have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the topic, contrib...

  • Tackling Wicked Policy ProblemsPPMN10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How can we solve the wicked policy problems facing Australia and our region? ‘Wicked problems’ are complex, have interacting causes and often seem intractable. This subject takes four wicked problems – climate change and environmental destruction; statelessness and the mass movement of people; te...

  • Project-based Policy AnalysisPPMN90043

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The Project-based policy analysis is a capstone option in the Master of Social Policy. This subject enables participants to draw on the expertise developed throughout the MSP and apply it in real time to a contemporary project. The project is team-based to mirror the practical experience of manag...

  • Climate Change: Why People DisagreePPMN20002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Science says it’s real. Why is it that some people disagree? This subject explores why some people dispute climate change, despite high levels of scientific agreement about the physical processes leading to global warming. It will take seriously the widest possible range of perspectives on clima...

  • Executive InternshipPPMN90039

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will be placed in an organisation which either has governmental responsibilities or deals with government, where they will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior manager in the organisation. Students will be required to use their own networks to make an initi...

  • Business in AsiaIBUS90005

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    Business in Asia is a field study-based subject that allows students to apply the skills they have developed in the core subjects of the MBA program. The main deliverable in the subject is a detailed research report describing a study in one of the developing markets of Asia, typically China. The...

  • International Business ExperienceIBUS20007

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This subject will provide students with a broad overview of economics and business in an International context through a substantial overseas learning experience. The Faculty of Business and Economics will work in collaboration with specific partner universities globally to deliver the subject c...

  • Applied Microeconometric ModellingECOM90003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines estimation and testing of microeconometric models based on cross-sectional and panel data and quantitative and limited dependent variables. Illustrative application topics normally will include labour economics, consumer demand and finance. The computer software used is Stata.

  • Econometrics 3ECOM90013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Estimation and inference techniques for models involving a single equation and systems of equations are introduced. Normally topics include asymptotic theory, maximum likelihood estimation, classical testing procedures, generalised least squares estimation, seemingly unrelated regression models, ...

  • Financial EconometricsECOM90011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Features of financial data require specific methods of analysis. Basic econometric tools are presented for the analysis of data such as stock exchange returns, exchange rates, bonds prices, etc. Applications of econometric models in finance include option pricing, extreme values and value at risk...

  • Quantitative Methods for BusinessECOM90009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject introduces students without a strong mathematical background to some of the methods used to collect, present and analyse data and to provide illustrative applications to decision problems faced by business managers. Topics will be chosen from: sources of data; sampling and collection ...

  • MacroeconometricsECOM40003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an advanced discussion of the main techniques used in macroeconometric analysis. The topics covered in this course will be selected from the following broad areas: (1) Univariate analysis of stationary and non stationary series including ARIMA possesses, unobserved component...