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Minor in Public Policy and Management


The Minor in Public Policy and Management 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.


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

Course Code Course Title Credit Points
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.

Latest update as of August 2022


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