Course Description

Course Name

Public Management

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
This course examines management theories in the public sector context. This course is designed to help students to learn about the challenges of managing public organizations and acquire the management capacities to effectively accomplish managerial tasks. Essential managerial issues and contemporary trends in public organization theory and management research and practices are discussed. Theories and cases are mostly drawn from, but not limited to the public sector. Actual and hypothetical cases are intensively used to apply the theories into practice. Students are expected to actively participate in all class activities with quality preparation and enthusiasm.

Expected Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students should be able to
1. Describe the unique characteristics of public management and the context within which public
organizations operate
2. Illustrate and utilize various theories, concepts, tools and strategies associated with managing public
3. Apply their knowledge and skills to understanding and managing public organizations
4. Demonstrate their oral and written communication skills required for public managers

*Course content subject to change