Examines general legal responsibilities of managers in the public and nonprofit sectors in regard to citizens and social groups, as well as the legal rights of employers and employees. Prerequisite: PA 351. Restricted to Undergraduate level and Public Administration majors.
Examines methods and techniques of human resource administration as they pertain to performance management, employee development, and wage and salary determination. Prerequisite: PA 351. College restricted to School of Management. Restricted to Undergraduate level and Public Administration majors.
Reviews state-of-the-art managerial techniques designed for public and nonprofit managers, IT developments, and emerging trends in the field; topics include career planning and professional development. Prerequisite: PA 351 College restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies. Restricted to Undergraduate level; Public Administration majors
By special arrangement. College restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies.
Reviews behavioral and legal approaches associated with the management of human resources in government and nonprofit organizations. The course focuses on effective structures, processes, and procedures used to manage the human resources aspects of organizations. Topics include job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, volunteer management, labor relations, diversity, and globalization.
Analyzes, compares, and contrasts governance in the government and nonprofit sectors, including success factors, ethical issues, and cross-sector networks. The course introduces basic concepts of revenue generation in the nonprofit sector, including earned income, government grants and contracts, and fundraising aimed at individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Introduces the concept of strategy for the management of government and nonprofit organizations. The course focuses on the fundamental role of strategy: aligning the internal processes, structures, and culture of an organization with the external environment in which the organization operates. Topics include the process of developing strategy, key actors in strategy discussions, various models of strategy, methods of developing measurable outcomes, and ways to connect values, mission, assets, and specific assignments in developing and operationalizing strategy.
Reviews best practices for evaluating the success of government and nonprofit programs. The course covers principal types of evaluation, including quantitative and qualitative, formative and summative, process and implementation, outcome and impact assessment, and cost-benefit analysis. Students will gain practical experience by designing an evaluation plan, collecting and analyzing data, and measuring program impact.