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2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 29, 2024
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
PIA Administration of Public Affairs introduces students to techniques of management, drawing on insights from domestic, comparative, and global public management. The course covers a number of areas, including the functions and organization of government at multiple levels, including the regulatory and policy-making environment; core issues of public administration and management; the interface between government and citizens and governance partnerships in the public, private and nonprofit realms; the “four pillars” of governance - accountability, participation and social capital, transparency, and the rule of law; strategic management in the public sector; and “soft” skills associated with leadership.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad Letter Grade
Course Requirements: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs students only.

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