MAN 676: Selected Challenges in Public Management

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

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentPresentation (30%) and written assignment (70%, 2 Essays)
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
  • Dunleavy, P. (2006). Digital era governance: IT corporations, the state, and e-government. Oxford University Press.
  • Bogumil, J., & Jann, W. (2020). Verwaltung und Verwaltungswissenschaft in Deutschland. Eine Einführung.(3. vollständig überarbeitet Auflage).
Course outlineTopic 1: digital systems
Topic 2: Government-as-a-Platform
Topic 3: iterative works
Topic 4: user orientation
Topic 5: data use in the public sector