• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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The course takes a comparative and thematic approach to issues in public sector management, and encourages students to consider their relevance to their own countries and workplaces. The course gives particular emphasis to issues of public sector reform and draws on leading-edge research by academic staff at the Crawford School

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

After successfully completing this course you will be able to clearly and confidently:

1. understand the key concepts, ideas, theories and terminology associated with public sector management;

2. identify contemporary management issues, dilemmas and problems in both specific national contexts and across the world;

3. identify practical reforms and apply complex theories to actual scenarios;

4. conduct independent research after careful assessment of the academic worth of sources;

5. analyse resources with a critical awareness of bias and conflicting perspectives;

6. contribute to academic debate and discussion with peers;

7. question and comment on peers' work;

8. use information technology to work efficiently and to locate academic resources.

Indicative Assessment

There are two class notes of 500 words (worth 15% each) which require answers to questions based on tutorial readings.  They will be assessed in terms of an understanding of general concepts and theories and the ability to apply them to specific examples drawn from particular countries.

A one-hour quiz (worth 20%) is held half way through the semester to assess students’ understanding of the concepts and theories covered in the first five weeks.  It consists of short answers (paragraph length).

A final essay (worth 50%) requires student to analyse a particular public management reform, either actual or proposed, in terms of the concepts and theories discussed in the course.

Detailed instructions and assessment criteria will be given in the course outline.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

10 X I.5 hour lectures and 10 X 1.5 hour tutorials.  

Prescribed Texts

Set readings will be available electronically through Wattle.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have several years experience working in the public sector. 

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3420
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7882 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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