MAN 676: Selected challenges in Public Management

no offering in spring

For each semester we choose and discuss a key topic in the area of public management. This is done by working on scientific literature, solving practical case studies, or developing short projects.

Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to explain contingencies as well as theoretical foundations of public management with regard to the focus topic, critically discuss management challenges in the light of the focus topic, and critically analyze scientific papers. Moreover, key competences such as presentation competence, working with academic papers and team competences shall be acquired.

Necessary prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites
Rosenbloom, D. H., Kravchuck, R., & Clerkin R. M. (2015), Public administration: understanding management, politics, and law in the public sector, Boston, McGraw-Hill.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentPresentation (30%) and written assignment (70%)
Restricted admissionyes
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig
Frequency of offeringSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., M.Sc. Econ., M.Sc. Bus. Inf., LL.M., MAKUWI
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 2, CG 4
LiteratureJames, O., Jilke, S. R., & Van Ryzin, G. G. 2017. Experiments in Public Management Research Challenges and Contributions. Cambridge University Press.
Kellstedt, P., & Whitten, G. 2013. The Fundamentals of Political Science Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Course outlineTopic 1: Experiments in Public & Nonprofit Management
Topic 2: Cognitive Biases
Topic 3: Stereotype and Attitudes
Topic 4: Motivation und Performance