The School of Business and Public Policy (SBPP) is the only School of its kind in PNG that blends business and economic disciplines and public policy under one school cluster. The School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the fields of accounting, business studies, economics, business and public management, tourism and hospitality studies, and public policy. Since its establishment in 2002, the School has experienced unprecedented growth in its undergraduate and postgraduate portfolios, and some its postgraduate programs are novel and unique, or offered only at UPNG.
The SBPP has positioned itself as the leading School of Business and Public Policy in PNG, and one of the emerging Schools of Business and Management in the Asia-Pacific Region. The School was the recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth of Learning Award for its management program in 2004. The School has been voted as one of the top 1000 business schools in the world, and the best business school in Papua New Guinea with a significant regional impact (two palms grade) through the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee (visit www.eduniversal.net). The School is a member of Prestigious Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS). The school has been awarded two Stars by the Asian Association of School of Business International.
The School currently offers Bachelor programs in Accounting, Public Finance and Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Business Management, Economics, Human Resources Management, Public Policy Management, Strategic Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Masters Programs, such as, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Economic and Public Policy, and Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance. In addition, the School proposes to offer a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program.
Our programs are continually being assessed externally through arrangements with Universities in Canada, Europe, India, Singapore, Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia, as well as by the industry and professional bodies in Papua New Guinea, to ensure industry relevance and focus. In addition, its staff undergo an evaluation every semester, as part of the School’s quality assurance process.
The School regularly invites qualified and experienced personnel from professional organisations, civil service, and the business community to deliver lectures, seminars, and workshops to our students, and some of these people hold part-time teaching status in the School. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Development Policy Centre of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, the School is able to use the services of five lecturers from the Australian National University for our programs in Economics and Public Policy Management.