Courses Catalogue

Public Sector Management

COURSE CODE: PAM7101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration and Management, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course is to equip students with knowledge about issues relating to Public Sector in developing countries and also under developed countries, theories which are essential component of public sector to the students since these theories are the factor that is used by the student to understand the objectives of public sector. The issues learnt and applied into practical experience by the student of Public Administration. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The aim of this course is to provide students with critical analysis of developments in public sector management regarding principles, structures and systems within national and international contexts. Specifically; the course aims to enable students;

  • To explain the public sector in general 
  • To evaluate the skills of fiscal policy that are still being used today in running the economy
  • Identify the features of public sectors management
  • Describe the patterns of operations of public sectors and their management 
  • Explain the applications of different measures of efficiency, performance and accountability.
  • Explain the challenges facing the development of public sector management.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

  • Explain the public sector in general 
  • Evaluate the skills of fiscal policy that are still being used today in running the economy.
  • Identify the features of public sector management
  • Describe the patterns of operations of public sectors and their management 
  • Explain the applications of different measures of efficiency, performance and accountability.
  • Explain the challenges facing the development of public sector management