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  Camden Graduate Catalog 2021-2023 Graduate School-Camden Public Administration 834, 831 Executive M.P.A. Courses (831)  

Executive M.P.A. Courses (831)

56:831:501 Foundations of Policy Analysis (3) The logic of action, decision-making, and belief; epistemological issues underlying scientific and policy research; causality, probability, statistics, and public policy; and the role of problem definition, description, theory, model-building, explanation, and prediction in policy research and decision-making. Reviews major substantive theories of public choice and public policy making and critically examines them from a logical and theoretical perspective.
56:831:503 Law and Public Policy (3) The place of law in the formulation, articulation, and enforcement of public policy; legal sources, such as constitutions, statutes, cases, administrative rulings, and agency practices; federal, state, and local sources and materials examined for policy inconsistencies, contradictions, and overlap; and the effectiveness of fees, taxes, licenses, labeling, injunctions, and other legal sanctions.
56:831:505 Organizational Behavior (3) Examines organizational behavior of individuals and groups/teams and the organizational context in which that behavior takes place. Organizational theories as well as behavioral theories and approaches discussed, including seminal historical works and more current treatments.
56:831:525 Public and Nonprofit Management (3) Examines contemporary management approaches, techniques, and skills for managing various kinds of public organizations. Decision-making, administrative leadership, planning, implementation, evaluation, and ethics are key topics.
56:831:535 Research Methods (3) Examines research and methodology as a practical skill for public administrators. Topics include research design, descriptive and differential statistics, regression, and qualitative research. Students will learn and use a computer statistical package.
56:831:536 Public Management Information Systems (3) Management-oriented computer methods including personal productivity systems and office automation; database management; and the analysis, supervision, and coordination of the management information systems department within the larger organizational culture.
56:831:553 Financial Management of Public Programs (3) Examines budgetary processes, municipal bonds, cash management, and intergovernmental fiscal relations as they apply to financial management of public programs. Topics include cost-benefit, cost-revenue, and cost-effectiveness analyses, as well as contemporary issues such as privatization and liability insurance.
56:831:557 Human Resources Management (3) The relationship between employers, employees, and their labor relations organizations in government, health and human services, and the nonprofit sector; leadership and direction of employees; impact of collective negotiations on critical issues of public policy; and civil service organizations.
56:831:558 Executive Leadership and Communication Skills (3) Strengths and limitations of various leadership theories. Awareness of personal learning, leadership, influence, and communication styles. Develops leadership skills through interpersonal exercises and through course projects involving current managerial and political issues. Communication skills involving writing, speaking, meetings, media relations, and strategic planning emphasized.
56:831:675 Research Workshop (3) Guides students in formulating, researching, and writing a capstone research paper. Integrates the skills and concepts from the core courses as students use quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze a selected policy or administrative problem. Students must have completed 21 M.P.A. credits. Prerequisite: 56:834:535.
56:831:800 Matriculation Continued (0) Continuous registration may be accomplished by enrolling for at least 3 credits in standard course offerings, including research courses, or by enrolling in this course for 0 credits. Students actively engaged in study toward their degree who are using university facilities and faculty time are expected to enroll for the appropriate credits.
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