PAD591 Public Sector Management (8)

This subject provides a comprehensive overview of public sector management in an era of rapid reform and global challenges. It examines the role of the state, the nature of the public sector, and the key concepts and theories used to explain it operation. Key trends and trajectories in public sector reform are explored in Australia and internationally, in relationship to political, economic, legal and social contexts. The effects and challenges of these for management practice is explored and critically evaluated in key areas of public management and public service delivery, including the relationships between public managers and a range of government and non-government stakeholders.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PAD591. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the nature and role of the public sector and its management, and to evaluate key concepts, theories and models used to explain its operation;
  • be able to analyse and evaluate the impact of the political, economic, legal and social context in Australia and internationally, on the public sector and its management;
  • be able to critically evaluate key trends in public sector reform, key challenges in public management and their connection to managing and delivering public services in relation to stakeholders, in a range of areas;
  • be able to critically evaluate the role of accountability and ethics in public management and service delivery

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The nature and role of public sector and its management, and the key concepts, theories and models used to explain its operation
  • The political, legal, economic and social context in Australia and internationally of public sector management
  • The key trends in public sector reform and the key challenges for public sector management in connection to managing and delivering public services in relation to stakeholders, in a range of areas
  • The role of accountability and ethics in public management and service delivery

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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