About Public administration

Gain skills to operate in increasingly complex governing environments where challenges cut across disciplinary, organisational, jurisdictional and geographical boundaries.

Public Administration draws on expertise from a wide range of disciplines including public policy, law, management, leadership, international relations, economics, development studies and philosophy.

You'll acquire specialist knowledge in your field and learn how to generate bold research and shape public policy.

Discover the Bachelor of Commerce

Considering our Bachelor of Commerce? Hear from current students and Program Director, Professor Peter Gahan on what it's really like to study Commerce at the University of Melbourne.

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Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study at the University of Melbourne

Industry-ready skills

Industry-ready skills

Gain access to a suite of exclusive programs including the Career Mentoring Program, career readiness workshops and Future Leaders Forum.

Taught by leading experts

Taught by leading experts

Your teachers work with industry, so you can be sure you’ll be immersed in the most up-to-date knowledge and practice.

Career ready

Career ready

Graduate with diverse and transferable skills that are in demand in every industry. You'll learn how to operate in the business world and gain a global qualification.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

What I am looking forward to the most would be enhancing my social skills by working together with many different people as well as learning independently.

Alexandra Irena, Bachelor of Commerce, Finance

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Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.