School of Business and Public Policy

UPNG Graduates First Lot

Families, friends and loved ones gathered outside the Sir John Guise stadium’s indoor complex to congratulate the graduates on their achievement.

Steven Wani from Morobe and Central Province expressed gratitude for his family’s endless support to his education since commencing studies in 2018 at UPNG.

Professional recognition for UPNG staff

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in the United Kingdom has awarded professional associate membership to several academics in the School’s Accounting Division. The awardees are Professor Lekshmi Pillai, Executive Dean of the School; Mr. Ponnusamy Manohar, Deputy Dean and Senior Lecturer; Mr. Pandita Bandara, Head of Division and Senior Lecturer; Mr. Silas Umaropi, Lecturer; Suresh Babu Nagarajan, Lecturer; and Mr. Robert Kutapai, Lecturer.

​UPNG takes lead on gender equality

A gender workshop was held at the university recently for the school of business staff to ensure gender issues become a part of student learning. The workshop was funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities and facilitated through the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct.

University vice-chancellor, Professor Albert Mellam, said the institution had an important role to play in creating change.

UPNG launches master of economics program

Held at the Main Lecture Theatre, the event was witnessed by less than 200 people, with dignitaries in the likes of the Secretary for the Department of Education, Professor David Kavanamur, and the Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Bruce Davies.

As an homegrown postgraduate degree that has been developed with the support of staff from the Australia National University, the program aims to provide high quality educational opportunities and human resource development for leaders engaged in the economic and public sectors of the nation.

UPNG’s programs among the best, globally

 They are the Master of Laws in Business and Commercial Laws, and the advanced Diploma in Business (major in HRM) in Human Resource Management.

The ranking celebrates academic excellence for the University’s programs following the analysis of more than 17,000 programs from 1,000 universities in 154 countries, and reflects the quality and reputation of the University’s School of Business and Public Policy, and the School of Law.