Principles of Public Sector Management

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Public Sector Management

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (MG101 or MG106) or MG105

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    MG214 familiarizes students with the key theories underpinning public sector management and the role of government. In particular, it focuses on the contents of Traditional Public Administration theory and the New Public Management (NPM) model. The course deliberates on how both ideologies influence the design of a wider range of management systems and practices in the public sector such as strategic planning, human resource management and public policy making. Central to such deliberations is a delineation of how the NPM approach ascends to central stage and with a detailed evaluation of its relevance to the management of public services in the region.

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