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MGMT 308 : Public Administration

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Public Administration
The characteristics of organization and management in government will be discussed in this course. The course will center on the impact of political processes and public pressures on administration action, the role of regulatory agencies, governmental personnel, and budgetary procedures, and the unique qualifications of the public administrator.

This course is designated to provide insight into the unique role of managers in the public sector. Students will evaluate various theories in American public and private sector administration, and assess the consequences of these theories. They will trace the role of government in the economy in order to understand the concepts of limited government and administrative power. They will assess the development of the American state, and critique different recommendations for administrative reform.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Describe the historical and contemporary approaches to public administration and discuss the application to today’s organizations with emphasis on the managerial, legal, and political perspectives.

2. Compare and contrast the different levels of American government: Local, state and federal, with relation to the general role of public organizations.

3. Evaluate the growth and development of regulatory administration in the United States with emphasis on aviation organizations.

4. Differentiate the core public administration values of separation of powers, legitimacy, diversity, liberty and freedom, procedural due process, equal protection, individuality, ethics, and accountability.

5. Compare and contrast public sector activities including collective bargaining, decision making, and budgeting with that of the private sector.

6. Explain the historical development and issues relating to public policy analysis and policy evaluation, and examine measures to appraise how successfully public policy has been implemented.

7. Research one aviation related public organization. In your analysis of the organization, identify the functions carried out by the organization, the problems typically encountered, and the contributions of the public organization to the field of aviation. The results will be submitted in a double-spaced, typewritten report of not less than seven or more than ten pages.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Suggested reference publications/supplemental reading may include but are not limited to: Administrative Science Quarterly, American Political Science Review, New York Times, Business Week, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Washington Post, Public Administration Review, Journal of Air Transportation World Wide, Journal of Air Transport Studies, International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Anne Leonard - 2/9/2015
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Bobby McMasters
1-5 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management 1. Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support
others within a team environment across business functions. (BSTM PO-1)

2. Apply research to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively. (BSTM PO2)

3. Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches using problem-solving, critical thinking, and established methodologies and standards. (BSTM PO-3)

4. Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications; and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace. (BSTM PO-4)

5. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty areas of Information Systems, Information Security, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Engineering Science, or Occupational Safety and Health knowledge and the interrelationships to business and technical management practices. (BSTM PO-5)
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