POLS 4210 - Public Management


Various changes in the management of public organizations are identified and analyzed. Includes the role of technology, modification of the relationship between public and private spheres, and current trends in the management of change and supervision of a diverse workforce.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify the nature of public management and how it compares to private and nonprofit management;
  2. Identify and analyze trends in the role of technology, planning, budgeting and human resource management;
  3. Identify and analyze the changing nature of public management in terms of modifications in traditional organization and practices and new relationships with the private and nonprofit sectors;
  4. Identify and analyze both critiques and defenses of public management and the impact of both on management practices
  • Module 1: Study Organizations
  • Module 2: Political Environment of Organizations
  • Module 3: Goals, Effectiveness and Purpose in Public Management
  • Module 4: Midterm
  • Module 5: Structure, Technology, and Motivation of People in Public Management
  • Module 6: Leadership, Teamwork, and Valuing People in Public Organizations
  • Module 7: Change and Effectiveness in Managing Public Organizations
  • Module 8: Final Project and Final Exam

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership


  • POLS 1101

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