Public Management

(15 credit hours) The public management concentration covers the skills and tools appropriate for entry-level or mid-career management positions in a variety of public and nonprofit settings. Course work is distributed between a management core and advanced electives. Selection of courses must be made in consultation with a concentration advisor.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

Three of the following courses:

SPEA-V 504 Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 516 Public Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 602 Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 652 Managing Workforce Diversity in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 654 Public Program Management and Contracting (3 cr.)
Electives (6 credit hours)

Two of the following courses or other graduate courses approved by a concentration advisor as equivalent substitutions:

SPEA-V 518 Intergovernmental Systems and Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 547 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 570 Public Sector Labor Relations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 610 Seminar in Government Budget and Program Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 640 Law, Public Management, and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 662 Seminar in Accountability and Performance (3 cr.)

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