Skip to comments.Earn your MPA Degree today (Masters in Public Administration)
Posted on 07/20/2014 7:31:37 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Government is a rapidly growing enterprise in the United States. The effective achievement of the goals of this enterprise requires the recruitment and retention of the most able men and women in government service.
Those entering the public service for the foreseeable future will be called upon to deal with such problems as a shrinking tax base, a decaying infrastructure, environmental hazards and a public that demands more and more services and services that are provided efficiently and effectively. Such an environment leaves little margin for error. Thus, public administrators must be highly competent and possess analytic skills, managerial acumen, ethical sensitivity and organizational sense.
The San Jose State University Public Administration Program offers students an opportunity to learn and practice skills necessary to meet the challenges of government.
The MPA Program stresses:
The special environment and problems of administration in local government.
Government's place in the social and economic systems.
The human side of administration, including theories of motivation and leadership.
Techniques and strategies for program analysis, planning, evaluation and implementation.
The nuts and bolts of budgeting, public personnel management, emergency management and labor management relations.
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"Such an environment leaves little margin for error."
Victor Davis Hanson taught the classics, I think, at Cal State Fresno for many. many years and I remember reading that he said the #1 hoped for job among his students for at least the last 15 years was a job in government.
Can you get promoted if you design efficiency into the system and start closing departments and saving money?
is it how to implement it....or ....how to defeat it..?
San Jose .. the heart of liberal land.