Principles of Public Sector Management
University of the South Pacific
Area of Study
Taught In English
(MG101 or MG106) or MG105
Course Level Recommendations
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Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewMG214 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.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.