The Accounting Division is one of the 8 Divisions in the School of Business and Public Policy. It pursues excellence in Accounting Education. The Division is committed to scholarly research, teaching, and service to advance knowledge and prepare future leaders for business, professional, and academic careers.

The Banking & Finance Division aims to pursue excellence in banking and finance education. The Division is committed to the academic portfolios of scholarly research, teaching, industry networking and community service to cultivate and advance knowledge with the view to preparing leaders in business, industry and academia.

The Business Management Division was established in 2002. The aim of the Business Management program is to pursue excellence in business management education and training. This program is committed to scholarly teaching, research and service to advance knowledge and prepare future business leaders as well as professional in different business fields and academic careers.

Welcome to the Economics Division within the School of Business and Public Policy. Economics Department was created under the Arts Faculty when UPNG was first established in the late 1960’s. It is one of the oldest programs at UPNG, and has a long history in producing some of the finest Economist in PNG. The Economics program became a strand/ Division when the School of Business Administration was established early 2000.

Human Resource Management Division within the School Business and Public Policy was created in 2005 in order to offer Bachelor Business and Management (Human Resource Management) program to meet the high demand of HR Professional in both the public and private sectors of Papua New Guinea and the globe. The business world today requires trained HR Professionals as today HR issues in organisation are critical for organisational success.

The Programs and Production Division is made of three sub sections (Course Development, Multimedia and Production/Dispatch units). The section is responsible for the design, development, production and dispatch of the course materials of programs offered at the Open College.

The Course Development Unit is made up of Instructional Designers and Text Processors who convert and format texts into the ones that you see and read. Open College has also adopted internationally proven models for distance learning course design, which Instructional Designers use to design and develop courses with academics in various faculties and disciplines in the schools.

The Multimedia and Production/Dispatch unit provide support in the area of multimedia and production and dispatch of the course materials to students. The Programs and Production provides the thrust of the development and production of academic programs for delivery in the ODL mode.

This section is responsible for development of professional and continuing education activities. It manages the Certificate in Tertiary and Community Studies (CTCS) program. CTCS is a stand-alone sub-degree program pitched at year 10 school leavers that prepares students for either tertiary studies or provides skills useful for living in the community. PCE manages the annual Lahara program on behalf of the university and is also responsible for providing short courses and targeted training for the niche market.

The Center for Student Support Services is responsible for all aspects of student support. From student administration to facilitating academic support in consultation with UPNG schools, CSS also manages the establishment and operation of study centers. Study Centers are resource centers where most interaction between the student and the university takes place. CSS basically provides the link between the student and the university; an enabling conduit for teaching and learning. By extension, CSS is the arm of OC, which promotes the greater charter for access to Higher Education for all.

The Roles & Responsibilities of the CSS functional unit include but are not limited to:

  • All aspects of Student (Learner) Support including provision of adequate teaching facilities, learning materials, academic counseling and assessment
  • All aspects of Student (Learner) Engagement including provision of the enabling environment for greater teacher-learner interaction, course advice and program support, academic counseling, assessment and student feedback
  • Infrastructure support
  • Staffing
  • Promoting partnership through MOA
  • Promoting Stakeholder interest and engagement

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The Academic Audit Unit (AAU) was established in 2012 to oversee the establishment and coordination of Quality Assurance and Academic Audit activities at the University of Papua New Guinea. It aims to develop and manage the quality assurance and enhancement mechanisms of the UPNG’s academic programs and research activities. It is currently planned that the Unit will lead Academic Audit activity including a quinquennial programme review cycle and an annual programme monitoring exercise.

A key aim of the Unit is to promote staff understanding of associated ideology, procedures, processes and systems, including providing information, support and guidance to academic and administrative staff for enhancement quality of academic and administrative inputs of its primary and core activities.

The Academic Audit Unit coordinates the Self-Assessment Report which is the foundation of the External Quality Assurance Assessment process undertaken by DHERST. Other activities include developing Action Plans, facilitation of MoUs between institutions, vetting of new academic programmes and courses, and facilitates benchmarking and program reviews. It will also act as the secretariat of the Academic Audit Committee when this is formed. The AAU also liaises with other institutions on matters of quality assurance and academic programs and institutional affiliations.