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Public Management PG (9508.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society


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    This unit will enhance student's knowledge in relation to public management within a rapidly changing environment. It will cover the role of the state and the public sector and the key issues in public management in the reform era. The unit will explore both Australian and international experiences of public sector reform to better understand the importance and process of managing change in practice. The challenges and impacts of the changing environment on different management processes, public service relationships and accountability will also be explored.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Compare and contrast the theories, principles and concepts underpinning models of public management, and evaluate the practical implications of applying different models;

    2. Evaluate how the public sector is influenced by the economic and political environment in Australian and internationally;

    3. Demonstrate the relevance of the agendas and processes involved in the reform of Australian and overseas public sectors; and

    4. Critically analyse the core issues in public management and how they affect relationships, values and practice in the public sector.

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    Contact Hours

    At least 39 hours of classroom and structured learning per semester.





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