Legal Basis of Public Administration
The judicial and legislative oversight of public service managers; administrative procedures and rule making; managerial liability; legal requirements of administrative systems; public employment and labor law; merit system law; international human rights law; constitutional constraints on public service managers; and standards of ethics based in the law.
The provision of public services takes place through a variety of forms, including nonprofit organizations and business firms. This course examines the political, managerial, legal, financial, and ethical issues involved in utilizing non-governmental organizations for the delivery of public services, including the processes for deciding when to involve them and how to monitor their performance.
Managing Nonprofit Organizations
The application of management theories and practices in nonprofit organizations. Establishment and sustainability of nonprofit organizations, strategic management principles, organizational structures and processes, multiple funding sources and their impact on budget decisions, staff/board relationships, human resource practices, use of volunteers, accountability systems, and methods for determining organizational effectiveness.
Leadership in a Changing Workplace
Students develop their leadership style and capacity. Includes supervision, motivation, team-building, group dynamics, communication skills, conflict resolution, effective work relationships, employee development, and diversity.
Budgeting and Financial Management
Public sector budgeting and budgetary processes, including budget execution and control; cost estimation; capital financing and debt management; performance budgeting; cost-benefit analysis; basic government accounting; and financial statements.