School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration
M.P.A.: Public Management
Public management is a five-course concentration option for students in the Master of Public Administration program. This concentration focuses on those competencies required for management positions in all units of government as well as those organizations administering governmental contracts and programs. Individuals already employed as professionals in the field of public administration as well as those entering the field are equipped with the professional competencies necessary to enhance their knowledge and abilities to provide ethical, quality public service.
Public Management Curriculum
The concentration is designed to provide flexibility for students to craft a program that best suits their interests and background, whether students choose to specialize in preparation for management positions at the state/federal level or local/urban governance. Students whose past experience or career plans suggest a benefit to customization of the curriculum should consult with their advisor.
Students concentrating in public management must complete five of the following courses, for a total of 15 credits.
- PA 615 Public Financial Management
- PA 620 Metropolitan Politics and Administration
- PA 643 Strategic Management and Planning
Select two of the following:
- PA 616 Public Policy Analysis
- PA 621 Administrative and Regulatory Law
- PA 641 Economic and Community Development
- PA 642 Conflict Management
- PA 623 Labor Management in the Public Sector
- PA 644 GIS in Public Service
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