Module/Course Description

Course Title: Public Management

Course Code: UU-MPA-7020-ZM

Programme: Master of Public Administration - ZM

Credits: 25.00

Course Description:

In order to be able to offer their services in the field of Public Administration, students should have an understanding of what the government does or should be doing, the role the public sector plays and how it has changed and evolved over time; the way that public sector managers execute and perform their role.

Demonstrate an understanding of the changing ideas about the role of the government, the overarching environment in which public sector management takes place and the centrality of public accountability to a variety of stakeholders.
Identify and explain the theories and issues shaping contemporary public management including the New Public Management (NPM) and post-NPM paradigms along with their implications for public managers.
Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary approaches to service delivery including outsourcing and public-private partnerships as well as evolving service delivery models under e-government and governing through networks.
Illustrate knowledge of contemporary trends and developments in performance management and the increasing significance of strategic planning and management in the public sector.
Conduct independent research, critically evaluate issues in public management theory and practice and communicate their analyses clearly in their written work and other assignments.
Critically analyze and evaluate material presented in subsequent Management topics for the Master of Public Administration.

Prerequisites: UU-Msc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-203-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: -

Typical Module duration: 7.0 Week(s)

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