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State and Local Emphasis

Emphasis in State and Local Government Policy and Administration

Ail students in this area of emphasis must take PUBADM 560 State and Local Government Policy and Administration. And students must select nine credits from approved Selected or Special Topics or from the following courses:


3 credit required course:

PUBADM-560 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (3 CREDITS)

This course examines state and local government administration in a political and organizational context and the attendant inter-unit, inter-sector, and inter-jurisdictional cooperation and conflict in policy administration. Attention is paid to management in a federal system with a focus on nation-state-local relations.


9 credits from the following list:

PUBADM 511 DECISION-MAKING IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS)

(3-0-3)(F/S). Designed to introduce decision theory and optimization techniques and tools in public and nonprofit organizations to provide basic techniques related to planning, monitoring, managing, and measuring program performance.


PUBADM 512 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY (3 CREDITS)

(3-0-3) (F/S)(Alternate years). Examines implications of information technology for policymaking and policy analysis as well as the management of knowledge and information in and between organizations.


PUBADM 513 ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC POLICY (3 CREDITS)

(3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). Contributions of economic analysis to the justification, design, and implementation of economic policy, especially as it relates to the market economy and the benefits and costs associated with government intervention.


PUBADM 514 INTRODUCTION TO NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION (3 CREDITS)

(3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). The course examines the implementation of public policy through nongovernmental organizations. Students will gain a general understanding of the history of philanthropy in selected nations and will explore the various social, economic, and political assumptions that found contemporary cross-sector delivery systems.


PUBADM 515 POLICY IMPLEMENTATION AND PRACTICE (3 CREDITS)

(3-0-3)(F/S) (Alternate years). Examines mechanisms, assumptions, and measurement issues surrounding various forms of public policy implementation including the use of direct service delivery by public organizations, collaborative systems and the use of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.


PUBADM 516 CITY-COUNTY GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (3 CREDITS)

(3-0-3)(F/S). Introduction to different urban and rural political systems, governance and administration including variations in electoral structures, governing bodies, and an analysis of political parties, interest groups and emerging policy issues.


PUBADM 517 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (3 CREDITS)

(3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Explores the unique political and legal environment facing nonprofits and best practices in effectively and efficiently managing human and financial resources.


PUBADM 518 INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS)

(3-0-3)(F/S/ SU).Explores issues, trends, ethics, and best practices in contract management from the pre-award phase through post-award.PUBADM 530 – Administrative Law and Regulation (3 CREDITS)