Courses Catalogue

Comparative Public Administration

COURSE CODE: PAM 7203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration and Management, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course is designed for students who would later work in public organizations and private organizations.The course on Comparative Public Administration centers on the operation of the Public sector. In particular, the course shall tackle issues such as the conceptual definitions of Public Administration; Comparative Public Administration; principles of Public Administration, the development of Bureaucracy among others. The course shall further span and draw cases from the public sectors of the ‘more developing’ and the least developing nations of the world; the conduct of the affairs of the public sector.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course intends to:

  • Enable students gain knowledge of administration for organizational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Equip students with the applicability of public administration practices across the globe
  • Explain the practice of public administration in developed countries compared to developing countries
  • Explain the trends of development of public administration
  • Equip students with best practices of administration and management that is needed for development in today’s competitive business environment

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Apply analytical skills in public administration 
  • Gain knowledge of administration for organizational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Explain the practice of public administration in developed countries compared to developing countries
  • Explain the trends of development of public administration
  • Apply Equip students with best practices of administration and management that is needed for development in today’s competitive business environment