5010 Statistical Methods for Public Administration (3)Prereq.: college algebra. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Open only to students in the M.P.A. program. Also offered as ISDS 5010. Descriptive measures for populations and samples; basic probability theory; distributions of discrete and continuous random variables; hypothesis testing and estimation for means, variances, and proportions; measures of association; regression analysis; index numbers; applications in public administration.
5600 Microeconomic Theory for Policy Analysis (3)Open only to students in the M.P.A. program or by consent of instructor. Also offered as ECON 5600. Concepts and analytical tools of microeconomics; their relevance for decision and policy making in public and nonprofit sectors; theories of demand, production, cost, market structures, and distribution; analysis of economic problems and policies, efficiency criteria, social impacts, and limitations of the market system.
7010 Decision Models for Public Administration (3)Open only to students in the M.P.A. program. Also offered as POLI 7010 and ISDS 7010. Models for decision making under conditions of certainty, risk, and uncertainty; statistical decision making with and without sample information; linear programming using graphical and simplex methods; transportation and assignment problems; project management using PERT and CPM; forecasting models; cost benefit analysis; current topics in public administration.
7610 Health Care Organization and Finance (3)Examination and analysis of organization,
development, and operation of the U. S. health care delivery system;
historical development of the delivery organization and how it is financed; current issues relating to financing, regulation, reimbursement, managed care systems, and
7620 Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations (3)See MGT 7620.
7640 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Management (3)Legal and ethical
issues in the delivery of health care including patients' rights, organizational
responsibilities, malpractice issues, relationships among patient, providers and insurers, governmental influence in health care management, patient-provider relationships, advancing technology and medical alternatives, working with limited resources, and organizational efforts to deal with ethical issues.
7710 Financial Management for Governments (3)Prereq.: ACCT 4421 and ISDS 5010. Also offered as FIN 7710.
7800 Independent Study in Public Administration (3)Prereq.: prior written approval of faculty supervising work. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Independent study by M.P.A. student.
7850 Public Administration Internship (3)Required of all M.P.A. students. Work within a federal, state, or local government unit, nonprofit or private concern interfacing with the public sector; regular meetings with and submission of a research report to a member of the graduate faculty; internships selected with the assistance and approval of the director of M.P.A. program.
7900 Public Administration Colloquium (3)Required of all M.P.A. students in
final semester of program; research project required. Legal, ethical, economic,
political, and management principles used in assessing public administration
topics; policy and administration issues.
7902 Seminar in Public Policy (3)Also offered as POLI 7902.
7910 Seminar in Public Administration (3)Also offered as POLI 7910.
7911 Organizational Analysis for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3)Development
of a functional understanding of the basic theories and principles necessary
manage and operate successfully the variety of agencies found in public and nonprofit sectors.
7912 Seminar in Public Personnel AdministrationAlso offered as POLI 7912.
7914 Seminar in Public Budgeting (3)Also offered as POLI 7914.
7916 State and Local Government Administration (3)Also offered as POLI 7916.
Examination and analysis of how state and local governments are structured and
how they are managed; case studies will be used to illustrate state and local
administration; current issues relating to financing, regulation, zoning, delivery
systems of local services, and other topics.
7917 Seminar in Program Evaluation (3)Also offered as POLI 7917.
7920 Ethics in the Public Service (3)Examination and analysis of role that
ethical behavior and moral reasoning play in the practice of public administration;
overview of dominant schools of classical ethical thought, including works of
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Rawls, and Bentham, and leading ethical theories
consequentialism, deontology, virtue ethics, and ethical relativism; readings, case studies, and experiential exercises will be used to explore the role of ethics in public