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Administrative Governance, Public Policy & Management for the Public Sector Course
This course translates management theory into effective management practice by examining what managers do and
how they do it. The course on Administrative Governance presents theories of management applicable to the public and private sectors and then reconciles these theories with current practice.
If you’re among the many people who are intimidated by the word “theory,” it might be helpful to know that the aim
of this course is simply to give you some tools with which to identify, contemplate, and solve managerial problems.
Your tool kit will be full when you finish this course to help you understand some of the things that are happening in
your organization and why. These tools will also enable you to give an organization a “tune-up” or carry out some
of the more common managerial “repairs.”
Main Course Modules
Orientation to Public Administration
The course provides awareness of public and nonprofit career options and professions; exposure to public service
champions and the history of public service education; and introduces the unique roles of public service in a
democratic society. This course will be hands-on and interactive.
Introduction to Public Administration
This course is an introduction to the basic problems of public administration, organizations, management,
coordination, responsibility, personnel, budgeting, the information of policy needs and means, and the machinery of
Organization Theory and Practice
This course is designed to provide analysis of the role of organizations in contemporary society. Particular emphasis
will be on decision-making of governmental organizations. Other organizational issues will be discussed