Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

University of Alaska Anchorage

Elective Course Offerings

 

ELECTIVES:

PADM 603 – Management Analysis
(Offered as demand warrants)
Introduction to organizational and systems analysis, systems theory, information systems, procedure analysis, management planning, and management problem solving.

PADM 618 – Public Accountability, Ethics & Law

(Offered as demand warrants)

The challenges of maintaining a responsive bureaucracy subject to democratic controls; implications of ethical standards and administrative due process of law; and selected case studies in government and non-profit administration.


PADM 624 – Human Resources Administration and Labor Relations

(Offered as demand warrants)

Presents a broad spectrum of practical skills, protocols, tools and regulations relating to human resource administration and labor relations in the public sector. Examines the legal requirements, historical context, and ethical underpinning of human resource management and labor relations.


PADM 632 – Public Policy Analysis

(Offered as demand warrants)

Combines theory and practical approaches to public policy analysis. Students are trained to identify policy problems, to select an appropriate method for analysis and to analyze public policy options.


PADM 640 – Alternative Dispute Resolution

(Offered as demand warrants)

This intensive format class reviews the literature and principles of alternative dispute resolution. This class will also focus on negotiation and mediation as ways to resolve individual conflicts, group conflicts, and public disputes. This class can be taken as individual modules for one credit each or as one three credit class.


PADM 671 – Selected Topics In Public Administration

Analysis of selected public administration issues. Topics are announced in the published class schedule.


PADM 688 – Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

(Offered as demand warrants)

Covers theory and practice of program evaluation and performance measurement. Course topics include: needs assessment techniques, an understanding of program logic models, research designs for program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative evaluation approaches, and cost benefit analysis. Development of performance measures, ethics and communicating findings are also covered.