This course focuses on the essence of public administration as it relates to public and nonprofit administration. Special attention is given to the history and scope of public administration and nonprofit administration, and how they relate to one another. An overview of the economic and political context and contemporary issues that confront public administration and nonprofits is introduced.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Analyze how the history of public and nonprofit administration shapes the current practices in the field.
- Examine the commonalities, differences, and interrelationships between public administration and nonprofit administration.
- Differentiate between the essence, mission, and vision of public administration and nonprofit administration.
- Evaluate how the economic and political context influence government agencies and nonprofit organization.