Courses Catalogue

Theories Of Public Administration

COURSE CODE: PAD1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration, PGD
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course equips students with knowledge of various theories in public administration advanced by classical and modern political philosophers on public administration. The most prominent ones being Max Weber, Fredrick Taylor, Henri Fayol, Chester  Bernard, Elton Mayo, and Abraham Maslow. Their theories will be used to understand the activities and actions taken in public administration.

COURSE Objectives
This course is intended to equip students with knowledge of various theories and principles of Public administration and their applicability in the modern public administration. Specifically, the course will enable students to;

  • Understanding of the concept of and sub-discipline of public administration.
  • Appreciate the theories of public administration which inform practical management in the public sector.
  • Apply the knowledge acquired in future research undertakings

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course students should be able to;

  • Understand the concept of and sub-discipline of public administration.
  • Appreciate the theories of public administration which inform practical management in the public sector.
  • Apply the knowledge acquired in future research undertakings