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Degree objective: The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers. The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Course work focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators. Concentration objective: Designed to prepare students for careers in public sector administration. Broadly, the objectives of the program are to provide students with background and competency in five areas including (1) the political, social, and economic environment of public administration; (2) public management processes; (3) public policy analysis; (4) research and analytic methods; and (5) organization theory and behavior.
Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in Employee Relations OR
Collective Bargaining and Labor Law OR
American Public Policy Making
Regulatory Processes and Admin. Law
American State Government and Admin.
Politics and Policy in Urban Communities
Managing Modern Local Government
Intergovernmental Relations in the United States
Foundations of Public Administration
Public Personnel Administration Practice
Public Budgeting and Finance
Program Analysis and Evaluation
Strategic Planning for Public/Non-Profit Organizations
Organization Theory in Public Administration