Master of Public Administration major in Program Administration

Specialization: Public Policy and Program Administration (12 units)

Course No. & Title

Course Description

PA 242
Methods of Policy Analysis and Evaluation
3 units
Concepts, principles and methods of economic analysis and their application to problems in public policy. Includes descriptive and prescriptive approaches, analysis and planning models, public sector analysis and other optimization techniques.
(Prerequisite: PA 241 )
PA 243
Politics and Policy in Asia-Pacific Region

Understanding contemporary politics and policy in Asia-Pacific region in a comparative perspective. It will focus on the question of political stability and various government policies which include national integration, promotion of national ideology and values, political development and economic equity.

PA 244
Strategic Planning for Public Action
3 units
Processes and techniques in organizational planning; planning processes as it is utilized in contemporary urban planning and settings. Case studies and group workshops simulate actual planning scenarios.
PA 245
Project Development, Administration and Evaluation
3 units
Project planning design and feasibility analysis, budgeting, implementation, resource mobilization and evaluation of service delivery. Includes policy analysis tools such as benefit-cost analysis and cost effectiveness analysis.
(Prerequisite: PA 241)
PA 246
Project Development, Administration and Evaluation
3 units
Project planning design and feasibility analysis, budgeting, implementation and evaluation of service delivery in the program level. Includes benefit-cost analysis.
PA 248
Workshop in Policy Analysis
3 units
Workshop on the design and application of individual policy analyses on basic issues on policy and management.
(Prerequisite: PA 241)
PA 250
Seminar in Governmental Management
3 units
An integrative course which covers an analysis of local and national policies, governance problems and issues: their effects, impact and implications to organization and management, fiscal management and program administration, service delivery, socio-economic development and sustainability.
(Prerequisite: All Core Courses)

 

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