Term: Spring 2022
Subject: Public Administration
Examination of basic classical and contemporary theory, research on human relations, internal structures, environments, types, diverse workplaces, general properties of complex organizations and bureaucracies.
The study and application of system-level public policy frameworks, theories and models to contemporary policy problems and solutions.
Students will be introduced to systems thinking and network dynamics with a particular focus on managing across organizational and sectoral boundaries, including public-private partnerships, intergovernmental arrangements, and strategic alliances. Tools to undertake strategic analysis and planning will be explored.
Examines how rural and urban communities address poverty, unemployment and other economic problems through job creation and retention, workforce training and support, and other development strategies. Cross-listed with: CDAE 326.
The Capstone is designed to provide MPA students with a summative experience that ties learning competencies to evidence drawn from their course of study. Pre/co-requisites: Core MPA courses either prior to Spring semester or simultaneously.
Supervised administrative experience culminating in a written report.
Thesis topic must be approved by faculty advisor.
Readings, with conferences, term paper, to provide graduate students with specialized knowledge in an area in which an appropriate course is not offered.