Hudson Graduate Center
Course--MPA 501 Principles of Public Administration, Credits 3
Semester---Fall 2013, Thursdays, 6:30—9:00 pm
Professor N. Krzemienski
Office hours by appointment, send me an email and topic you would like to discuss
Course Description and Objectives:
The objective of this course is to introduce you to the field of public administration and its major theorists. Our objectives will be to study certain aspects of organizational behavior, leadership, public management, public finance, macroeconomics and ethics. We will discuss, and students will prepare written analysis of current public policy topics, e.g., State budget issues, local government reform, purpose of privatization and expected public policy changes.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain, define and interpret public policy positions you have researched and recommend solutions to complex issues.
2. Identify and differentate public policy measures and how they effect the organization, and their financial, economic and cultural implications.
3. Employ principles and tools that public managers can use to become more effective leaders in their organizations.
Textbooks Introducing Public Administration, 8th edition, by J. Shafritz, E. Russell and C. Borick, Pearson Longman publishers.
ISBN # 9780205855896
The format for this course involves lectures, class discussion, online discussions, case studies, and videos.
Use of Blackboard in this Course This course will be using Blackboard, a course management system, for the electronic posting of resources such as documents, assignments, PowerPoint presentations and links. You will be able to access Blackboard from anywhere you have an Internet connection.
How to Access Blackboard Accessing our course on Blackboard is very easy. Step 1: Open your web browser (Mozilla