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MGC2310 - Introduction to public management

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Linda McGuire


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit examines the theory and practice of modern public management with a special focus on three key themes: accountability, efficiency and effectiveness. Topics include the political and social context of public management; the differences between public and private management; the impact of the Constitution and federalism; the role of the minister and cabinet; reforms to the traditional model of public management; corporatisation and privatisation; budgetary reforms; the new administrative law; and the new federalism.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Individual assignment: 1500 words (20%)
Individual assignment: 2000 words (20%)
Examination 3 hours: 60%

Contact hours

Three hours of class contact