Local Government Management

(24 credit hours) The local government management concentration prepares students for entry-level and mid-career management and policy positions in local government. Course work includes an urban management core required of all students and a selection of advanced electives. Students should consult with a faculty concentration advisor to choose the advanced electives best suited to their interests. Students also participate in a Seminar in Urban Management in conjunction with the International City/County Management Association’s annual conference.

Required Courses (15 credit hours)
SPEA-V 516 Public Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 542 Government Financial Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 568 Management of Urban Government Services (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 623 Seminar in Urban Management (3 cr.)
Local Government Management Seminar

(3 credit hours) Students are required to enroll in SPEA-V 550 Topics in Public Affairs – Professional Development Seminar (3 cr.) during their second year of study. This course is held in conjunction with attendance at the International City/County Management Association’s annual conference.

Advanced Electives (6 credit hours)

Students must select two additional courses in consultation with their concentration advisors from one of the approved subject areas listed below:

  • Planning
  • Personnel/Labor Relations
  • Operations Management
  • Analysis and Information Systems
  • Government Finance
  • Administrative Law

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