Public Administration (PADM)

PADM 5301 Adv Methods of Social Rsrch

This course introduces the student to the essentials of conducting social science research. Students will be introduced to the different dimensions of social research: ethics, theory, hypothesis testing, research design, sampling, measurement, and quantitative data analysis. Students will also become familiar with using SPSS, a common statistical software package. By the end of the course students will possess the foundation to begin applying this knowledge to real world applications - in academia, government, non-profit, or private industry. (Cross-listed with PSCI 5301)

Prerequisites: CRIJ 3305, PSCI 3301, SOCI 3305, or similar undergraduate coursework in social scientific research methods, or permission of instructor.

PADM 5332 Program Evaluation

This class is designed to introduce students to the major concepts, approaches, methods, theories, and the processes in the evaluation field. In this course students will learn the primary techniques of evaluation such as cost-benefit analysis, outcome/performance measurement, and cost- effectiveness analysis.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and PSCI 5301 and PADM 5375 or permission of instructor.

PADM 5334 Administrative Law

This class provides an in-depth study of current law regarding the responsibilities and liabilities of public officials. Includes current personnel law, government liability, fiscal responsibility, and collective bargaining issues.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and PADM 5375 or permission of instructor.

PADM 5342 Organization Theory

An overview of the theories of organization important to Public Administrators beginning with the Weberian bureaucracy and including modifications of systems theories, contingency theory, matrix organizations and concepts of organizational culture.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and PADM 5375 or permission of instructor.

PADM 5344 Communication for Public Adm

The study of communication challenges and strategies for public administrations. Compare communication demands placed on public administrations versus private corporations. Apply theories of public discourse and public service to specific cases.

PADM 5362 Administrative Ethics

Practicing ethics in government, including the philosophy of ethics, the role of ethics in public organizations, and applications of case studies to ethical problem-solving in public service.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and PADM 5375 or concurrently with PADM 5375.

PADM 5375 Surv of Pub Adm&Pub Affairs

Principles and practices of management in public sector bureaucracies are examined as they influence divisions of labor, organizational structure, personnel, and resources. Selected existing bureaucracies are utilized as case studies. (Cross-listed with HLTH 5375)

PADM 5377 Survey of Nonprofit Lead&MGT

Through a fusion of best practices and nonprofit management research literature, this course provides an overview of nonprofit leadership including CEO/Executive Director management, volunteer leadership recruitment, selection, training, management, retention, including theories of motivation, leadership and ethics. It also provides a broad overview of the management of nonprofit organizations finances, financial development, legal requirements and the role of nonprofits in community and as a global phenomenon.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the Master of Public Administration program at TAMIU or graduation from a master’s degree program from any accredited university.

PADM 5378 Human Resources Mgt in PADM

Principles and practices of personnel administration in public bureaucracies are analyzed as these principles bear on personnel motivation, retention, bureaucratic subculture, organizational change, and political climate.

Prerequisites: PADM 5375 or concurrently with PADM 5375.

PADM 5379 Philanthropy, Fund Raising NPO

Methods of allocating financial resources in public bureaucracies are studied. Course covers relevant accounting procedures, statistical presentations of budgets, lobbying legislative bodies for budgetary resources, and the politics of agency funding.

Prerequisites: PADM 5375.

PADM 5380 Prin & Politics of Public Budg

Methods of allocating financial resources in public bureaucracies are studied. Course covers relevant accounting procedures, statistical presentations of budgets, lobbying legislative bodies for budgetary resources, and the politics of agency funding.

Prerequisites: PADM 5375.

PADM 5381 Grant and Contract Management

This course presents hands-on training in grant writing and contract/grant management for nonprofit organizations. Including how to respond to grant solicitations, how prepare/present a grant/contract application and an overview of how to develop a program evaluation of grant/contract funded programs. This course includes a service learning component as students will research and produce a grant/contract proposal and application for a local nonprofit organization.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the Master of Public Administration program at TAMIU or graduation from a master’s degree program from any accredited university.

PADM 5382 Public Policy Dev&Implem

Focuses on the public process in the United States, including agenda setting, policy formulation, legitimation, budget-making, implementation, evaluation and termination.

Prerequisites: PADM 5375 or concurrently with PADM 5375.

PADM 5383 Nonprofit Law and Process

This course covers nonprofit law in the United States for nonprofit organizations. It includes the legal steps to form a nonprofit organization, reporting requirements, boards of directors’ responsibilities, audit requirements and other legal obligations for nonprofit organizations.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the Master of Public Administration program at TAMIU or graduation from a master’s degree program from any accredited university.

PADM 5385 Strategic Plan & Fiscal Admin

This course provides hands-on-training in the development and management of a nonprofit strategic plan and strategic action plan including goal setting, development, and analysis. It will also provide an overview of budgeting, cost accounting, estimating income and expenses, financial reporting and ethical implications of managing financial resources for nonprofit organizations as they develop and implement their strategic plans. This course provides an opportunity for service learning as students will work with a local nonprofit organization to create a strategic plan that will be presented to the organizations’ executive director and board of directors.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the Master of Public Administration program at TAMIU or graduation from a master’s degree program from any accredited university.

PADM 5387 International Nonprofit Mgt

This course deals with formation of nonprofits in nations other than the United States with special emphasis on Mexico and Central/South America. It may be taken as a for-credit course or as a continuing education course for no credit.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the Master of Public Administration program at TAMIU or graduation from a master’s degree program from any accredited university; for continuing education, permission of instructor.

PADM 5389 Lead for Perfom in Nonprof Org

This course will cover essentials in recruiting and hiring employees, employee development and evaluating employee performance as these issues particularly relate to nonprofit organizations in order to ensure optimum performance in a nonprofit organization.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the Master of Public Administration program at TAMIU or graduation from a master’s degree program from any accredited university.

PADM 5390 Special Topics in Public Adm

Special topics relevant to public administration. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

PADM 5395 Project

Individual supervision of a project paper, approved by student's advisor, to be undertaken at or near the end of student's classwork.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

PADM 5396 Internship

Individual supervision of a project paper, approved by student's advisor, to be undertaken at or near the end of student's classwork.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.