units

MGX5340

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Ramanie Samaratunge

Synopsis

The unit provides a comparative overview of international issues affecting public sector policy and management. Topics include the concept and impact of globalisation on international public policy and management; policy analysis and implementation in a changing world; management issues in international public administration and in developing countries; notions of development; and different strategies for development. Policy formulation and management practices in selected Asian countries are examined.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the similarities and differences between public management, public policy and governance
  2. analyse the relationship between the public/intergovernmental, non-profit/community and corporate sectors at the international level
  3. explore the international and global dimensions of public policy, governance and management
  4. explain the similarities and differences between public policy, governance and management regimes in developed world and developing world settings
  5. analyse issues and problems in international public policy and management by means of Continental/regional and national case studies.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

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. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The 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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