PADM300 Public Management (3 hours)
This course provides a systematic analysis and overview of the management of public organizations. The functions, operations, processes and tools of public management are examined to ensure the student has a broad understanding of the field and its role in American civic life. The overall theme of the course focuses on the need for results oriented management that improves the performance of public organizations.
PADM301 Public Economics (3 hours)
The course introduces the basic principles and application of micro and macro economics in the public sector as government interacts with the private sector. Analysis broadly includes supply and demand, operation of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, competition and monopoly, income distribution, discrimination, and alternate approaches to ensure social economic well-being. Core principles within the framework of national income, national security planning and objectives, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, depression, prosperity, international economics, economic development, alternative approaches to economics, and current issues and controversies are also examined. The overarching intent of the course is to help students understand public policy issues from an economic perspective.