PUBL 6100 3.00
|Course Number:||PUBL 6100 3.00|
|Title:||Strategy Field Study|
This study of an actual organization complements PUBL 6000 3.00 Strategic Management in the Public Sector and PUBL 6800 3.00 Program Evaluation. It requires a comprehensive description and evaluation of an organization, together with appropriate recommendations for improved performance. Students in the MPA program prepare their strategy study on a federal, provincial or municipal government, agency or program; or a nonprofit agency that receives government subsidies. Students work in groups to conduct an availability assessment of the agency, and will then develop a research design for a formative evaluation or a needs study (whichever approach is appropriate to the agency). After approval of the research design by the agency and by faculty advisors, students undertake the research and prepare a final report with recommendations for improved performance. Students review the literature on effective group work and apply these principles in their research teams. An essential component of the course is effective writing and presenting of the team’s work.
Prerequisites: All 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses (or equivalent)
Corequisite: PUBL 6000 3.00 Course credit exclusion: MGMT 6100 3.00, INTL 6200 3.00