Creating Innovative Leaders for Nation Building
- Rated as Papua New Guinea’s top Business and Management School;
- Recognized by Eduniversal International Scientific Committee as one of the top 1,000 Business Schools;
- A Member of the prestigious Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPSB), and the Commonwealth Organization of Learning (COL), Canada;
- Recognized by the Asian Association of Schools of Business International; and
- The University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business and Public Policy has a proven reputation for producing CEOs, Senior Managers, and Entrepreneurs for local and global markets.
The current School of Business and Public Policy (SBPP) was established in 2002. The School is one of the five Schools at the University. The other Schools are the School of Humanities and
Social Sciences, the School of Natural and Physical Sciences, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the School of Law.
The University of Papua New Guinea and the School of Business and Public Policy (SBPP) are the major beneficiaries of the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct (PLGP), which is an agreement signed between the Governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia. Through this agreement, the School:
- has secured a new state-of-the-art building, with the latest international standard technology and facilities;
- is supported by the Development Policy Centre (DPC), Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU), to conduct the School’s undergraduate and Postgraduate
- Economics and Public Policy Management programs. Five lecturers from ANU are working with the School, on a fulltime basis, to train local human resources. Further, in collaboration with ANU, the University and the School organize various research activities, the annual “PNG Update” Conference, an annual students’ study tour to ANU, and other initiatives;
- has prepared a Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2023;
- has realigned its curriculum, and has ensured that all of its programs are relevant for the contemporary business environment;
- is focusing on producing high quality human resources to enhance the development of the nation.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Government of Australia, will be awarding ten scholarships each, to the candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Economic and Public Policy (GDEPP) and the Master of Economic and Public Policy (MEPP) Programs, under the “2022 Public Sector Leadership Scholarships”, through “Australia Awards”. The public servants of the Government of Papua New Guinea are eligible for the scholarship. The awardees will be selected jointly by the Department of Personnel Management, the School, and Australia Awards. The School has strong partnerships with international and local professional organisations and industry.
The School is inviting applications for the following Postgraduate Programs:
- Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA);
- Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM);
- Graduate Diploma in Economic and Public Policy (GDEPP) leading to a Master of Economic and Public Policy (MEPP) – supported by the Development Policy Centre, ANU; and
- Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance (GDCG) – with the support of the Bank of Papua New Guinea and PNG Institute of Directors. The program aims at preparing high quality Directors to serve on various Boards and Councils of both public and private sector organisations.
Information and Application Process
Potential candidates who are interested in taking up our Postgraduate and Masters Programs at SBPP, are encouraged to visit www.upng.ac.pg to access more information about eligibility, the application process, program structure, program fees, etc. Application Forms and the Prospectus can be downloaded from www.upng.ac.pg.
A separate Application Form must be submitted for each program. All completed Application Forms should accompany copies of credentials and the original receipt for payment of the Application Fee of K250 into The University of Papua New Guinea General A/C No.1000583572, BSP Bank, Waigani. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their intention to take up the Postgraduate and Masters Programs of their choice, with the School.
Please contact Ms. Lisa-Marie Kila, or Ms Molly Yoko,
School of Business and Public Policy,
The University of Papua New Guinea,
P.O. Box 320,
University, 134. National Capital District,
Tel: +675 3267 299/301; or