Local Government Management

(18 credit hours) The Local Government Management (LGM) concentration prepares students for entry-level and mid-career management and policy positions in local government. Course work includes a local government 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 may not use MPA core courses to fulfill concentration requirements.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

The following courses are required:

SPEA-L 564 Local Government Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-L 568 Management of Local Government Services (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.)
Advanced Electives (9 credit hours)

In consultation with a concentration advisor, select three of the following courses or other graduate courses approved as substitutions:

AADM-Y 500 Cultural Districts and Local Arts Policy (3 cr.)
AADM-Y 504 Arts Administration in the Public and Private Sectors (3 cr.)
SPEA-F 610 Government Budget and Program Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-I 516 Public Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-L 563 Planning and Community Development (3 cr.)
SPEA-L 622 Local Economic Development (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 547 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 570 Public Labor Relations (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 575 Comparative Public Management and Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 602 Strategic Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 652 Managing Workforce Diversity in Public Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 654 Public Program Management and Contracting (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 521 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 523 Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 541 Benefit Cost Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 563 Sustainability in a Tri-sectoral World (3 cr.)
SPEA-S 515 Sustainable Communities (3 cr.)


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