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EMPA Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions
EMPA 704

Facilitation and Conflict Management

Credits: 3

Offered Every Spring

Description:

This course focuses on principles and theories of conflict resolution, negotiation and facilitation skills necessary for executives to lead organizations through change and to build coalitions both within an organization and among external stakeholder groups.

EMPA 720

Seminar in Executive Public Administration

Credits: 3

Offered Every Fall

Description:

A review of major literature and fundamental questions about leadership and executive management of public and nonprofit agencies.  The course includes an overview of basic knowledge skills and abilities of the field of executive public administration.

EMPA 722

Budgeting

Credits: 3

Offered Every Summer

Description:

An analysis of governmental financial administration, including budget preparation and execution, and management of debt and public expenditures.  

EMPA 723

Public Personnel Management

Credits: 3

Offered Every Summer

Description:

An examination of the process, procedures and problems of personnel administration.

 

EMPA 724

Organization and Management

Credits: 3

Offered Every Spring

Description:

A study of the principles governing the organization and management of public agencies with emphasis on the role of the executive.

EMPA 733

Administrative Law and Government

Credits: 3

Offered Every Fall, Every Spring

Description:

An examination of the administrative agencies of government.  Attention will be given to the use of the regulatory process and procedures applicable to administrative agencies.

EMPA 764

Research Methods for Administrators

Credits: 3

Offered Every Summer

Description:

Survey of various research methodologies and their application to administrative practice; introduction to the use of analytical techniques and statistical methods in organizational settings.

EMPA 769

Administrative Thought and Ethics

Credits: 3

Offered Every Spring, Every Summer

Description:

A study of selected contributions in political theory and how they contribute to an analysis of public policy with emphasis on the role of ethical frameworks in public administration.

EMPA 786

Capstone Professional Policy Paper Report

Credits: 3

Offered Every Semester

Description:

Application of various research methodologies to problems in administrative practice; use of analytical techniques and statistical methods to identify solutions to problems in organizational settings.

LDR 501

Advanced Leadership Theory and Practice

Credits: 3

Offered Every Fall

Description:

Review of contemporary theories of leadership, motivation, power, influence, and change with a focus on helping students recognize, articulate, and practice their own personal perspective of leadership.  Different leadership perspectives will be identified, examined and critiqued to help students better ground their leadership actives.  Case studies, class discussion, presentations, and small-group activities are a basic part of the course delivery.