758 Management In Public Sector

758 Management In Public Sector

  • Study programme and level: Master’s joint study programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 7 ECTS
  • Course type: Core course
  • Lectures: 28
  • Seminar: 14
  • Other study activities: 88
  • Individual work: 80
  • Language: English, Serbian, Slovene
  • Lecturer: Primož Pevcin, PhD, Vesna Milićević, PhD

1. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Overview of development of management theories
  • Current development of management in the public sector and the paradigm of the New Public Governance
  • Contemporary issues on the organisation and functioning of the public sector
  • Inter- and intra-organisational partnerships in delivering public services
  • Performance measurement in the public sector
  • Accountability and transparency issues in the public sector
  • Financial management models in public organisations
  • Techniques/tools of strategic planning
  • General sources of strategic changes in the public sector
  • Political system and public management
  • Cuntemporary research and development issues in the field of public management
  • Application of parametric and non-parametric techniques of empirical research in the field of public management

2. Readings

  • Kralj, J.: Management- temelji managementa, odločanje in ostale naloge managerjev. Visoka šola za management, Koper, 2003
  • Pečar Z.: Management v javnem sektorju, Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, 2004
  • Pevcin P.: Menedžment javnega sektorja, Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, 2011
  • Davenport H, T.: Process innovation; Reengineering work through IT«, HBSP Press Boston, ZDA 1993.
  • Hauc A.: Projektni management GV Ljubljana 2002
  • Milićević V., Strategijsko poslovno planiranje - menadžment pristup, deveto izdanje, FON, Beograd, 2011.
  • Milićević V., Međunarodni menadžment - novije tendencije, treće izmenjeno izdanje, FON, Beograd, 2009.
  • Milićević V., Izazovi menadžmenta vezani za evropsku integraciju, Ekonomski vidici br.2, 2006.
  • Rainey H.G.: Understanding and managing public organisations, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2009.

3. Objectives and competences

  • Course upgrades the knowledge of implementing market oriented thinking into public sector.
  • The students will study the service oriented approach in public sector by methods and approaches of modern management.
  • Students will gain the knowledge and skills for independent analyses, synthesis of situations and finding the solutions for serious professional problems by adequate methods and approaches.
  • Students will acquire key knowledge and skills needed for good management in public and also private sector.
  • Students will be able t understand ongoing changes taking place in the organisational environment, and they will be able to plan and implement strategic changes in organisations.
  • Students acquire knowledge and expertise to develop strategic plans, and they recognise also the most important sources for strategic changes/ improvements, such as New public management (NPM), new Public Governance and Total quality management (TQM).
  • Students will also acquire knowledge on the contemporary research in the field of public sector, as they will be able to apply research methodology when studying and solving problems related to the functioning of the public sector.
  • The students will have the advanced knowledge and skills of the course content, which builds on knowledge and skills acquainted at first cycle programmes, and latest developments in this field. They will gain knowledge for better theoretical understanding of problem solving process and practical skills for decision making and other phases of problem solving process.
  • Students will also develop organizational and leadership competencies.

4. Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Students are able for independent and complex research of managerial functions, implementing acquired knowledge for understanding practical cases and disseminating knowledge to others. They gained the ability for scientific approach to specific issues or problem and to continue individual research and professional development.
  • Students are able to indentify main research and development issues related to the public sector and employ appropriate research methodology when studying contemporary issues and problems.

5. Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures are the base followed by directing students into studying detailed areas.
  • At seminars, students will individualy or in groups present the research work, discuss the findings and results, and analyse presented, together with fellow students, lecturer and possible guests.

6. Assessment

  • Written or oral examination 50%
  • Seminar project 50%