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Areas of Specialization

Please note there are several courses that can be taken for any specialization. These are: MPA 702 Managerial Communications in PA; MPA 787 (Independent Study); MPA 788, 789 or 790 (Internship – 6 credits maximum); PM 700* (Modern Management Issues; and PM 710* (Issues in Administration). In the cases of PM 700* and PM 710*, the content changes, so students should evaluate the content for its relevance to their area of specialization before enrolling. The faculty member teaching the course will clarify its content.

Public Administration (Government General Management)

PM 728. Managing Human Behavior in Public Organizations (PAD) (+ 3 Courses)
PM 700.* Modern Management Issues
PM 702. Managerial Communications in PA
PM 703. Fundamentals of Management Information Systems (same as GBA 517)
PM 706. Comparative Administration
PM 708. Labor Relations
PM 709. Administrative Law
PM 710.* Issues in Administration
PM 714. Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation
PM 715. Privatization and Contracting
PM 716. PA and Citizen Participation
PM 742. Grant/Proposal Preparation

Non-Profit Management (NPM)

PM 728. Managing Human Behavior in Public Organizations (+ 3 Courses)
PM 700.* Modern Management Issues
PM 702. Managerial Communications in PA
PM 703. Fund. Of Mgt Info Systems
PM 705. US Social Policy
PM 710.* Issues in Administration
PM 714. Policy Analysis &Program Evaluation
PM 715. Privatization and Contracting
PM 716. PA and Citizen Participation
PM 736. Quality Performance Mgt.
PM 737. Mission-based Marketing
PM 741. Fundraising
PM 742. Grant/Proposal Preparation

Global Urban Government Politics (PAD)

PM 728. Managing Human Behavior in Public Organizations (+ 3 Courses)
PM 700*. Modern Management Issues
PM 702. Managerial Communications in PA
PM 703. Fund. Of Management Info System
PM 705. U.S. Social Policy
PM 706. Comparative Administration
PM 708. Labor Relations
PM 710*. Issues in Administration
PM 714. Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation
PM 715. Privatization and Contracting
PM 716. PA and Citizen Participation
PM 736. Quality Performance Management

Human Resources Management (PAD)

PM 728. Managing Human Behavior in Public Organizations (+ 3 Courses)
PM 700*. Modern Management Issues
PM 702. Managerial Communications in PA
PM 703 Fundamentals of Mgt Info. Systems
PM 708. Labor Relations
PM 709. Administrative Law
PM 710*. Issues in Administration
PM 711. Human Resource Develop. (MGT 724)
PM 712. Work, People, Productivity (MGT 725)
PM 714. Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation
PM 715. Privatization and Contracting

Law and Management (PAD)

PM 728. Managing Human Behavior in Public Organizations (+ 3 Courses)
PM 700*. Modern Management Issues
PM 706. Comparative Administration
PM 708. Labor Relations
PM 709. Administrative Law
PM 732. Public Health and Regulation

International Public Management*** (PAD)

PM 728. Managing Human Behavior in Public Organizations (+ 3 Courses)
PM 706. Comparative Administration
PM 761. Mgmt. of International Org's (UN 694)
PM 767. Int'l Org, the UN & Agencies (POL 642)
PM 768. Contemporary Nationalism (POL 668)
PM 769. World Social Development (SOC 553)
PM 770. International Economics (ECO 626)
PM 771. Problems of Eco. Devel. (ECO 626)
PM 772. International Econ. Relations (ECO 661)
PM 773. Comparative Econ. Systems (ECO 669)

*** A Joint U.N. Advanced Certificate/M.P.A. degree may be earned. The student enrolls in the U.N. Advanced Certificate program and takes the specific set of courses developed for the joint program, then switches to the M.P.A. program when they near completion of the U.N. Advanced Certificate. Interested students should consult with Professor Lester Wilson of the United Nations Advanced Certificate Program.

Social Policy Management (PAD)

PM 728. Managing Human Behavior in Public Organizations (+ 3 Courses)
PM 700.* Modern Management Issues
PM 702. Managerial Communications in PA
PM 705. US Social Policy
PM 709. Administrative Law
PM 710.* Issues in Administration
PM 714. Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation
PM 732. Public Health and Regulation
PM 736. Quality Performance Management
PM 737. Mission-Based Marketing