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- Applied Research Design (MPA level)
- This course exposes students to strategies for description and causation that are central to understanding research-based evidence to public policy and administration. These include the use of theory or models, logic of qualitative research, measurement and sampling in survey data collection, observational research with regression analysis, and the design of randomized and natural/quasi experiments. The emphasis is on learning these ideas through practice with many different examples of real-world research and empirical evidence.
- E-governance & Digital Services (MPA level)
- This course exposes students to issues regarding the use of information and communication technologies in government. These include open government and transparency, reputational basis of government accountability, red tape and administrative burden, big data and government performance, citizen participation and coproduction, and social media and trust in government. This course will help students understand the opportunities and challenges to digital transformations in the public sector.
- Managing Public Organizations (MPA level)
- This course exposes students to knowledge and skills that are necessary to successfully manage and lead public organizations. To this end, this course covers major theories of public organization paired with related real-world examples. These include philosophical underpinning of organizational publicness, government accountability and performance, organizational goals and tasks, bureaucratic structure and rules, organizational behavior, leadership and culture, and street-level bureaucracy.