Public Administration

Graduate Programs

Description

Public Administration and Community Management is an interdisciplinary program oriented toward examining and understanding the broad range of problems and challenges associated with the nation’s cities and regional areas. Many career opportunities exist in community development, urban/regional planning, local government, and local government management. Students are encouraged to undertake independent study, become involved in community service projects, participate in field studies, and accept internships in local agencies. 

Majors

Program Locations Major / Total Credits
Public Administration and Community Management MA MA - Master of Arts
  • Mankato
36 / 36

Certificates

Program Locations Major / Total Credits
Public Management GC
  • Mankato
12 / 12

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Contact Information

109 Morris Hall

Main Office (507) 389-2721
http://sbs.mnsu.edu/ursi/

Faculty

600 Level

Credits: 3

This course will cover the concepts and methods of conducting applied social science research focused on local government and public administration applications.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Provides an overview of urban administrative services with an emphasis on urban finance systems and human resource management. Examines the economic and human resource environment for local government managers' decision-making.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Course examines financial management utilizing accurate forecasting, fund accounting and fiscal reporting. Covers budget cycle including legal limitations on local taxation, expenditures, and debt financing.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

An examination of modern principles and techniques of leadership and management. Emphasis is placed on the interactive style of leadership and behavioral concepts of management.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course provides a set of concepts and tools to consider the design and development of public sector policies and decision making.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Changing nature of management of urban and human behavior in the municipal organization. Emphasis on the development of decision-making and communication skills.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

An advanced learning experience working in small group settings on applied projects and problem solving. The team project produced in the studio meets graduate student's capstone project requirements.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-6

Scheduled work assignments varying in length and content under the supervision of selected professional sponsors.

Prerequisites: none