Public Sector Management
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- knowledge of the key concepts and tools used in public sector management
- develop the ability to critically assess administrative practices.
- to understand the key challenges facing public sector managers
- enhance analytical and conceptual skills to investigate public sector problems.
- Managing in the public and private sectors
- Public sector reforms and capability
- Accountability/ethics, misconduct and corruption
- Leadership and strategic management
- Performance measurement and economic management
- Imagination and creativity
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
- Book of readings
- Study guide
- Welcome letter
- Audio-Video streaming
- Resources and Links
Enrolment in a graduate-level degree.
No special requirements
Public sector managers use a range of instruments and strategies in the implementation of public policy. Examine the distinct character of public sector management and how this has changed across time. Explore the theories that have contributed to public sector reform and the assumptions informing new management modes. The aim is to equip students with a critical perspective on the efficacy of public sector management tools and strategies, and how they may contribute to the delivery of 'public value'.
- Public sector Reform (15%)
- Public sector Reform (35%)
- Final invigilated examination (35%)
- Seminar Discussion (15%)