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Public Administration (PUB-ADM)

PUB-ADM 5506      Management in Context View Details
This course introduces students to the context of management in business, public, and nonprofit organizations with a specific emphasis on the political, regulatory, social, natural and global environment of management. Students who successfully complete this course gain an understanding of organizations and management that can be utilized in day-to-day work environments, apply theories and concepts to identify organizational issues, problems, and/or ethical considerations, and strengthen their ability to integrate and understand course content in a graduate program within the Bloch School of Management. Working individually and in groups, students will be asked to ex[lain in written and oral formats, and in general and specific terms, what an organization is, how it works, and how it relates to them, to other organizations, and the environment.
Credits: 1.5 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5510      Research Methods In Public Administration View Details
This introductory course focuses on quantitative empirical research design and statistical analyses in relation to public administration issues and concerns.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5523      Public Policy Context for Business Decisions View Details
This course is designed to provide intensive exposure to the forces and personailities in Washington, D.C. that shape America's business policy. EMBA participants learn how to understand and anticipate the impact of public policy on their businesses and how to become more effective participants in the national decision-making process. Prerequisites:Admission to the Executive MBA program.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5525      Financial Accountability And Policy Development View Details
Modern fiscal policy and its administrative implications to planning, budgeting, revenue administration, accounting and appraisal, and the process for assuring accountability in the development, timing, and execution of public programs. Prerequisite: PUB-ADM 5510 or equivalent.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5526      The Politics Of Administration View Details
This course will introduce the subject of public administration from a political perspective. Special attention will be given to an examination of the administrative branch of government. More specifically, the course will focus on the demands directed to administrators from various sectors of the political system, ways in which administrators respond to those demands, and methods available for the analysis of public policies that help us assess the impacts that flow from administrators' actions.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5530      Capstone Seminar In Public Administration View Details
This course examines theories of public organizational design, structure and change, including various issues in the administration of public organizations. Questions of professional ethics and management in the public interest are also considered. This is the final course in the MPA core curriculum. Prerequisites: PUB-ADM 5525, PUB-ADM 5526, PUB-ADM 5544, PUB-ADM 5548 (or equivalents), or concurrent enrollment. Note: Health-services students can substitute HLTH-ADM 5571 for PUB-ADM 5525, and HLTH-ADMN 5578 for PUB-ADM 5544.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5535      Urban Policy And Administration View Details
An examination of the formulation and administration of policies by urban governments. The course examines (a) the historical and intergovernmental contexts for decision making by urban governments, (b) the governmental forms and political processes employed in making these decisions, and (c) the various urban problems and service delivery issues which require decisions in the contemporary city.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5536      Managing Urban Economic Development View Details
This course explores what managers in the public, nonprofit and private sectors need to know about urban economic development. Topics include (a) theories of urban economic development, (b) varying forms of development (e.g., attraction of new industries, central business district development, neighborhood economic development), (c) policy managerial tools for stimulating development, and (d) issues of equity in economic development.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5538      Comparative Urban Administration View Details
An analysis of urban administration and planning in different comparative political, economic, and cultural settings. Analytical techniques will be applied to case studies of selected urban administrative processes involving American and other cities.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5539      Urban And Regional Planning For Urban Administrators View Details
This course is designed to provide students in urban administration with a comprehensive overview of the planning process. Course topics include a review of planning and the problems of effective planning implementation.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5540      Regional and Local Government Systems View Details
Relatively few of the problems confronting urban areas are confined to a single city and the most challenging problems usually require regional solutions. This graduate-level course examines the challenges encountered in governing metropolitan regions, the key actors in this process, and the means by which regional problems are identified and addressed. The topics covered in this course include: regional politics and the obstacles to intergovernmental cooperation; the role of councils of government and other regional bodies in metropolitan governance; and the powers, obligations, and roles of municipal and county government in regional systems of governments.
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PUB-ADM 5541      Public Policy Development and Analysis View Details
Public, nonprofit, and health organizations must navigate dense systems of complementary and contradictory public policies. These policies assign value to the actions of citizens, and are designed through a process of negotiation and analysis. In this course students will develop the frameworks and analytical methods necessary to understand the process of policy creation as well as the costs and benefits associated with any given policy, including the economic foundations for policy and the impact of policy on management decisions.
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PUB-ADM 5544      Public Policy Evaluation and Analysis View Details
Survey of the tools and procedures for evaluating and analyzing policies and programs in the public sector, including nonprofit and human services organizations. Consideration of such topics as definition of goals, developing measures of effectiveness, evaluation research designs, benefit-cost analysis, and the special problems of rational analysis in a political environment. Prerequisite: PUB-ADM 5510 or equivalent.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5548      Leadership For Public Service View Details
The two core purposes of this course are for students to learn about effective and ethical leadership, and for students to understand and develop their own capacity for leadership. The course is organized around three general themes: 1) leadership as relations with subordinates, including issues of work motivation; 2) leadership as lateral relations, including organizational politics and conflict management and resolution; and 3) leadership as influence in the organization's environment.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5551      Strategic Management In Nonprofit Organizations View Details
This is an advanced course in the nonprofit management emphasis. Following review of the legal and economic uniqueness of private, nonprofit organizations, the course helps students develop a strategic framework and apply the key concepts to the management of nonprofit enities. Recommended prerequisites: PUB-ADM 495 and PUB-ADM 5548 or equivalent.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5552      Community Organizations And Public Policy View Details
This course includes examination of both neighborhood organizations and organizations intended to promote other communities of interest. In relation to neighborhood organizations, topics considered include the varieties of neighborhoods, the role of neighborhood organizations in local politics, the use of neighborhoods in administrative and political decentralization, and federal policy toward neighborhood issues. In relation to other community organizations, topics considered include the basis of such organizations, their roles in public affairs and their effects on policy processes.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5553      Legal Framework & Financial Management Of Nonprofit Organizations View Details
Utilizing a comparative approach the course examines the legal basis and tax treatment of private, nonprofit organizations in the U.S. Related topics also considered include concepts of fund and cost accounting, budgeting processes, earned income strategies, employee compensation and benefits practices, laws and regulations affecting lobbying, competition with business and unrelated business income tax.
Credits: 3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5554      Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship View Details
Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship is a graduate-level special-topics seminar that offers students from across the university the opportunity to engage in an In-depth examination of social entrepreneurship and how it is being understood, developed and practiced in the nonprofit sector. Students will gain a broad understanding of the various conceptions, types and aspects of social entrepreneurship, learn about processes for engaging in entrepreneurial nonprofit organization development, and discuss design and implementation issues with nonprofit leaders who have implemented various forms of social entrepreneurship.
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PUB-ADM 5555      Topics In Nonprofit Fundraising View Details
In order to flexibly treat the variety of strategies and techniques of charitable fundraising, these courses will usually be offered in variable credit hour segments, covering traditional and emerging fundraising topics. Each semester, two two-credit-hour segments and two one credit-hour segments will be offered. The two credit hour courses - Organizing for Successful Fund Raising"" and ""Creating and Implementing the Annual Development Plan"" - cover the basics of fund raising. The one-credit hour courses allow students to explore several different issues related to fund raising such as direct marketing and planned giving. These courses are recommended for nonprofit management students.
Credits: 1-3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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PUB-ADM 5555A      Topics In Nonprofit Fund Raising: Organizing For Successful Fund Raising View Details
Credits: 1-3 hours Prerequisites: Corequisites:
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