APG5990 - Managing public sector organisations - 2017

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Social Sciences


Professor Michael Mintrom

Not offered in 2017


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Managing Public Sector Organisations focuses on the internal and external organisational factors that influence the successful management of public sector organisations. It examines the distinction between routine problems and crises or 'wicked problems'. Students explore techniques that enhance efficacy, system-thinking and contextual awareness in public sector managers.


On successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. effectively design and structure team work and broader operational capabilities
  2. strengthen communication and negotiation skills to align everyday practices with organisational objectives
  3. ensure that organisational practices are fit-for-purpose and adaptive

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Students must be enrolled in Executive Master of Public Administration (A6014) to undertake this unit.