Public Administration (PADM)

PADM 60195     SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Various topics offered by the Master of Public Administration program.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60198     RESEARCH IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable 3 times for credit) (Slashed with POL 70198) Research or individual investigation for master's level graduate students. Credits earned may be applied toward meeting requirements if department approves.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

PADM 60200     NONPROFIT ADVOCACY      3 Credit Hours

This course explores the U.S. public-policy making process as it applies to nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits influence policy making or “advocacy” through a variety of methods, such as lobbying, campaigning, protesting, and policy monitoring. The course explores how nonprofit organizations both shape and are shaped by public policy. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60310     LEADERSHIP IN THE NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SECTOR      3 Credit Hours

This course teaches students theory, practice, and skills for leading non-profit and public organizations. Topics include: organizational theory and behavior; organizational culture; integrity and ethics; group dynamics; conflict management; and creating an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion. Prerequisites: Graduate standing

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60371     GRADUATE INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

Introductory graduate course to the theory and study of public administration. Topics include: evolution and characteristics of the modern nation state: core functions of public bureaucracy in any nation state; intergovernmental relations; formal and informal institutions and their role in policy; legal-regulatory processes; historical evolution of public administration as an academic field; major paradigms in organization theory and internal organizational dynamics.

Prerequisite: public administration (PADM) major and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60375     PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

Study of public personnel systems, including underlying system values and current problems with emphasis on skill development and under standing of techniques for public personnel managers.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60376     LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR      3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on issues peculiar to public sector labor relations, including the impact of public employee unionism on traditional merit systems and personnel policy decision processes.

Prerequisite: PADM 60375 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60377     PUBLIC BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70377) Focuses on two aspects of public financial analysis: budgeting and financial management. The topics in budgeting are the basic purposes of budgets as mechanisms of resource control and allocation, and as legal documents; distinct budget formats and cross-walking of formats; budget preparation; legislative review; implementation and auditing. The topics in financial management are the mechanisms and tools for financing public operations, debt management, fund accounting, analyzing budgets, and forecasting.

Prerequisite: public administration (PADM) major and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60378     MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

Detailed analysis of metropolitan complex. Emphasis given to administrative, political, fiscal and legal problems in governing cities.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60379     PROGRAM EVALUATION I      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70379) Introduction to evaluation of government programs. Emphasis on familiarizing students with the theory and specifically the techniques utilized under different evaluation formats.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60381     METHODS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

This course is a graduate-level introduction to statistical methods and their use in public administration.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60382     SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

Study of selected problem areas in public service organizations with emphasis on understanding the factors contributing to them, their solution and literature bearing on the problems.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60386     PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Management of information technology systems in the public sector. Specific focus on: planning and acquisition of hardware and software and networking technologies, organizational governance and implementation, information security and privacy, legal requirements, IT service delivery and emerging enterprise technologies.

Prerequisite: public administration (PADM ) major and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60387     ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to electronic governance with an emphasis on public administration. Examines the implications of information and communication technology in public organizations with regard to democracy, civic engagement, and performance improvement. Through case studies from the United States and across the world, students will become familiar with the factors and issues surrounding the implementation of electronic governance on a comparative basis.

Prerequisite: PADM 60386; public administration (PADM) major; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60392     INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience and be exposed to processes of public decision making and policy development.

Prerequisite: public administration (PADM) major; and graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

PADM 60470     PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70470) Focus is on students internalizing their role in the public service as stewards of the public trust. Topics covered include dimensions of stewardship: maintaining personal honor; protecting the liberty and dignity of the citizen, dimensions of justice; anti-corruption, incorporating principles of stewardship in their personal decision making and throughout the organization.

Prerequisite: public administration (PADM) major and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60471     NONPROFIT LAW      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70471) Introduction to legal issues for nonprofit organizations in the United States; including types of IRS tax exempt status, basic requirements for establishing/operating nonprofit organizations specifically in Ohio.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60472     NONPROFIT BOARD EXEC RELATIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70472) Key aspects of effective nonprofit governance, major roles of nonprofit board members and their responsibilities and governance structures.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60475     CAPSTONE SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed wtih POL 70475) Capstone course required for all M.P.A. students. Students will complete an approved written project that is analytical and research based.

Prerequisite: public administration (PADM) major; graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

PADM 60477     NONPROFIT FINANCIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70477) Successful strategies for fundraising and resource development for nonprofit organizations. Students will be exposed to fundraising in practice and will write a resource development plan.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PADM 60574     STRATEGIC PLANNING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70574) Introduction to the practice of strategic planning as it relates to policy design and implementation by public and nonprofit organizations.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter