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ANU Programs & Majors

Master of Education (Administration)

Description of the Program

This is a comprehensive 2-year program designed to empower students with cutting-edge leadership skills that hold utmost relevance in the dynamic landscape of the 21st Century. The program is meticulously crafted to endow participants with the essential abilities required for effective management within educational institutions. It encompasses the proficient execution of strategic initiatives, the navigation of educational policies, and the orchestration of programs aimed at achieving educational objectives. Additionally, the program is tailored to proficiently oversee the day-to-day operations of educational establishments.

Recognizing the swift integration of digital technology across various sectors, especially in education, this program has been thoughtfully developed. A pivotal component of the curriculum is dedicated to computer data analysis, acknowledged as a core skill in today's information-driven world. Moreover, in response to the evolving learning landscape, the program incorporates online synchronous-based interactions for each unit, fostering an engaging and immersive learning experience.

Objectives of the Program

In essence, the program is strategically structured to empower learners to:
• Attain a profound understanding of contemporary leadership paradigms, preparing them to excel in diverse educational contexts.
• Effectively navigate the intricate realm of educational policies and program implementation to ensure the realization of educational goals.
• Embrace digital technology as an indispensable tool through comprehensive computer data analysis training, fostering data-driven decision-making skills.
• Engage in dynamic online synchronous interactions that enrich the learning journey, encouraging active participation and collaborative growth.
By the culmination of this program, participants will emerge equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to spearhead positive transformations within educational institutions and beyond, leveraging their leadership prowess to thrive in the ever-evolving 21st
Century landscape.

Units Offered

Year 1 Semester One

  • Advanced Christian Professional Ethics
  • Advanced Christian Professional Ethics
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Theories and Practice of Education Administration
  • Research Statistics

Year 1 Semester Two 

  • Policies in Education
  • Administration of Finances in Education
  • Computer Assisted Data Analysis
  • Human Resource management and Education
  • Curriculum theories and Education
  • Theories of learning
  • On-line Teaching and Learning

Year 2 Semester 1 and 2

  • Thesis (Equivalent to 6 units)

Admission Requirements

(a) Relevant academic bachelor of Education degree holders:
i. Upper second class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00;
ii. Lower second class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 on a scale of 4.00
with additional relevant training, evidence of research capability either through research, paper
presentations or peer reviewed publications and relevant working experience.
(b) Relevant postgraduate diploma.

No. of Units for one to graduate

For a student to qualify for graduation, they must have completed the required course work and Thesis and achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Additionally, students must attain a minimum of grade of C plain in all the units taken.


School of Humanities and Social Sciences


ANU Online


2 Academic Years


ANU Main Campus


January, September