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Minor in Public Policy and Management

Minor in Public Policy and Management (PPM)

(This Minor is offered by the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) from 2022/23 intake and onwards.)


This Minor aims at catering students’ new demand for knowledge and skills for their career development in public sector, public bodies (e.g. Trading Fund and Housing Authority), think tanks, policy consultancy and other relevant sectors.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Minor, students will be able to:

(a) understand the principles, theories and practices of public policy and management;
(b) apply analytical assessment/evaluation skills to public policy and management problems; and
(c) communicate analysis of policy problems and solutions to policy-makers, relevant stakeholders and the broader community.

Minor Requirement

Students who take Public Policy and Management as a Minor are required to choose any FIVE out of the seven courses.

Course Code/ Course Outline Course Title Credit Points
Electives (Choose any 5 courses out of the following 7 courses)
PUA2013 Managing and Organising Social Enterprises 3
PUA2014 Organisational Budget Management 3
PUA3009 International Public Management 3
POS3008 Inequality and Social Policies in Contemporary Society 3
SSC3259 Strategic Communication and Public Relations Management 3
SSC4260 Advanced Methods for Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation: Quantitative Research 3
PPG6002 Public Policy and Governance: Processes and Technique# 3


# Core course from Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) / Master of International Relations and Development (MIRD). Students who want to register for this master-level course as a Minor course should obtain a Programme GPA of 3.0 or above. Inclusion of this master-level course as the elective pool of the Minor is subject to the final approval by the Academic Board. Upon approval, PPG6002 will be offered to this minor in PPM from 2023/24 academic year.


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Last Update: October 2022


This minor programme will be offered under the new “Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies” effective from 2023/24.

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Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.