Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

PADM 501 - Fundamentals of Public Administration


This course serves as an introduction to the discipline of public administration. This class explores the various theories and practices that have led to, and continue to dominate the profession and study of public administration. The major topics of interest that will be discussed in this class include the politics of government bureaucracy, managing and leading public organizations, the core functions of government administration such as budgeting, public policy implementation and human resources management, and current trends emerging from the 21st century that are directing and influencing public administration.

Credits: 3

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