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ANZSOG's Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree produces graduates who are confident, critical thinkers with the skills required to manage complex challenges and deliver value to the communities they serve. Build the leadership capabilities you need to contribute at the highest levels in the contemporary public service.
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Graduate Paulleen Markwort and her manager Argiri Alisandratos discuss the benefits of a Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA):
The EMPA degree is designed to meet the needs of future public sector leaders operating at the state, territory or national level in the Australian or New Zealand public service. The degree best serves those already exhibiting high potential as leaders. Participants should already have shown their ability to perform consistently at above-average levels, and to have effective management capability. Those who exhibit a collaborative mindset and who hold a strong commitment to a career in or around the public sector thrive in this degree.
ANZSOG’s EMPA is an exclusive qualification designed specifically future public sector leaders. EMPA alumni are now among some of the most talented and influential people now working in the public sector in Australia and New Zealand. EMPA participants are surrounded by ambitious like-minded public servants from a range of jurisdictions, who have a strong desire to build their leadership capabilities. You will explore current public management, public policy, public finance, economics, public law, and leadership with contributions from senior practitioners currently holding high-level roles in and around the public service. You will be encouraged to work with your peers on topical team challenges and obtain new knowledge and skills that will help you build your career as a public sector leader. You will also be able to apply much of what you learn immediately in your current professional context. The EMPA will shape you to be the leader you want to be – confident, proud of who you are, and adept at bringing out the best in those around you.
The EMPA degree features core subjects delivered by ANZSOG and elective subjects delivered by our partner universities. Core subjects include:
Among other things, on completing this degree you will:
Our faculty includes leading national and international academics who are experts in the public sector. We also draw on the expertise of practitioners from the not-for-profit and private sectors, because we know today’s managers must be able to work across sectors. Current faculty include:
Applications for the Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) are now open. Contact the Program Coordinator by submitting an expression of interest to start the application process.
Submit an expression of interest
ANZSOG creates and delivers industry-leading educational programs tailored to meet the needs of public sector leaders, who face an array of challenges distinct from those found in private enterprise.
Our programs are designed by government, for government, and led by renowned academics and top practitioners from the government and non-government sectors.
Nominate a person with management experience and at least five years of relevant work experience. Participants should be recognised as high potential future leaders exhibiting a strong commitment to public service. Applicants should meet the master’s degree entry requirements of partner universities, which typically requires previous completion of an undergraduate degree. We encourage you to nominate Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The sponsoring government or agency covers program costs, including tuition fee, program materials, travel, accommodation and most meals.
The ANZSOG experience reaches well beyond the classroom. The national and international networks to which participants gain access to while completing the EMPA program will be invaluable throughout their career.
Our Alumni Program helps participants to maintain and build on their peer-to-peer relationships, creating a broad community of public sector managers from around New Zealand, Australia and internationally. This provides an opportunity for ongoing learning and support from peers, greater exposure to different perspectives, and an appreciation of work done, and solutions found, elsewhere.
Participants will have opportunities to apply new learnings and insights to their workplace and are encouraged to share their learnings with others.
We encourage sponsoring managers to facilitate such opportunities for participants to ‘give back’ and add further value as a result of their studies.
If you want to find out more about the Masters program, please complete the Expression of Interest form and we will be in touch with you.
You can also contact the Program Coordinators directly on:
"I am more assured and focused when I tackle challenges at work. I have also applied the course learning to help myself, my team and colleagues to manage the ongoing changes to the organisation and the public service."
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