Public Administration (PADM)

Public Administration (PADM)

PADM 501  Fundamentals of Public Administration  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course serves as an introduction to the discipline of public administration. This class explores the various theories and practices that have led to, and continue to dominate the profession and study of public administration. The major topics of interest that will be discussed in this class include the politics of government bureaucracy, managing and leading public organizations, the core functions of government administration such as budgeting, public policy implementation and human resources management, and current trends emerging from the 21st century that are directing and influencing public administration.

Offered: Online

PADM 530  Politics, Strategies, and Initiatives of Community Economic Development  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will provide an overview of theoretical and practical approaches to community economic development.

Offered: Online

PADM 550  Public Policy Analysis  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will examine the manner in which various worldviews affect American Public Policy, with particular emphasis on the contrast between the Judeo-Christian worldview and secular humanism, Marxism/Leninism, and Islamic Fundamentalism.

Offered: Online

PADM 600  Politics & Policy of Public Sector Budgeting  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The process of budget making in a public agency will be evaluated in light of the many political and economic factors that arise. Challenges and opportunities will be examined, as well as effective strategies for establishing a budgetary process designed to serve and protect the constituents of the public organization or agency and maintain financial solvency, accountability, and integrity.

Offered: Online

PADM 610  Management of Public Sector Organizations  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Key management and leadership theories and perspectives will be discussed in the public sector context. Students will be challenged to evaluate all of these aspects from Biblical and ethical perspectives, and to understand the link between leadership ideas and concepts and the real world of public sector leadership, political stakeholders, and constituents.

Offered: Online

PADM 620  Public Administration Praxis: Legal & Contemporary Issues  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course examines the current challenges facing those who would lead as public servants in the political context. Contemporary legal challenges as well as shifting cultural demographics, political movements, and strategies for urban and community development will be discussed. A Biblical perspective on these developments will be provided.

Offered: Online

PADM 689  Thesis Proposal & Research  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to help students complete their master's thesis in Public Administration. It is expected that research for the thesis project will be relevant to the student's study in the master's program and will make an academic contribution to the research in public administration.

Offered: Online

PADM 690  Thesis Defense  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Intended to demonstrate a student's ability to carry out original research. Thesis may be designed to answer practical research questions, or address theoretical or ethical issues of interest to scholars and professionals in the field of public administration. Credit is not awarded until the thesis has been accepted.

Offered: Online

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