The University’s School of Business and Public Policy is inviting applications for the following Postgraduate and Research Programs.

  • 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 Asian Association of Schools of Business International; and
  • The University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business & 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, School of Natural and Physical Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and 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 Government of Papua New Guinea and the Government of Australia.
Through the agreement, the School:

  • has secured a new state of art building with latest international standard technology and facilities;
  • is supported by Development Policy Centre (DPC) of Crawford School of Public Policy of Australian National University (ANU), to conduct the School’s undergraduate and Post-Graduate Economics and Public Policy Management programmes. Five lecturers of ANU are working with the School, on a full-time basis, to train local human resources. Further, in collaboration with ANU, the University and the School organize various research activities, annual “PNG Update” Conference, annual student’s study tour to ANU, and other initiatives;
  • has prepared Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2023;
  • has realigned its curriculum, and has ensured that all of its programmes relevant for the contemporary period;
  • is focusing on developing on high quality human resources to enhance the development of the nation

At present, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Government of Australia is awarding 10 scholarships each, to the candidates of Graduate Diploma in Economic and Public Policy and Master of Economic and Public Policy programmes, under “2023 Public Sector Leadership Scholarships”, through “Australia Awards”. The public servants of Government of Papua New Guinea are eligible for the scholarship. The awardees are selected jointly by 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 application forms for the following Postgraduates Programmes:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (E-MBA);
  • MBA-CPA programme;
  • Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM);
  • Graduate Diploma in Economic and Public Policy(GDEPP) leading to Master of Economic and Public Policy – supported by DPC of ANU, and,
  • Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance (GDCG) – with the support of Bank of Papua New Guinea and PNG Institute of Directors. The programme aims at preparing high quality Directors to serve on various Boards / Councils of both public and private sector organisations

Information and Application Process:

Separate application form(s) must be submitted for each programme. Duly completed application form should accompany copies of credentials and original receipt for payment of application fee of K250, paid into “University of Papua New Guinea General A/c” no: 1000583572 of BSP Bank, Waigani.

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss with us your intentions to take up Postgraduate/Masters’ program of your choice.

Please contact:
Ms. Lisa-Marie KILA / Ms. Molly YOKKO,
School of Business and Public Policy, The University of Papua New Guinea, P O Box 320, University Post Office, National Capital District, Ph: +675 3267 299/301; or send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D):
Those who wish to apply for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme are advised to send a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find more details.

Applications for all the above Postgraduate programme and Doctor of Philosophy programme will be closed on 31 August 2023.

Mr. Roboam Kakap 
Acting Registrar