MPA@UNC: Sample Electives
MPA@UNC offers academically rigorous courses that instill and cultivate the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to lead government agencies and nonprofit organizations. The core content of MPA@UNC’s curriculum is further complemented by a series of electives. A list of the types of sample electives is shown below:
- PUBA 752 – Productivity Improvement in Local Government
- PUBA 730 – Government and Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting
- PUBA 740 – Decision Analysis
- PUBA 751 – City and County Management
- PUBA 756 – Nonprofit Management
- PUBA 733 – Strategic Information Technology Management
This course will review principal techniques used to improve productivity in local government and ways to overcome barriers to productivity improvement initiatives.
Students in this course will learn the principles of accounting and financial reporting in governmental and nonprofit settings. They will hone skills for analyzing the financial condition, efficiency, and effectiveness of government agencies and programs.
This course will cover processes for systematically considering decisions and valuable techniques for analyzing decisions. Students will learn how to construct models for decision making and methods for using such models in decision analysis.
This class will examine the particular nature of city and county management, including expectations, staff, peers, and contemporary issues.
Students in this course will explore the unique challenges of nonprofit management and the techniques used to overcome them.
This course provides public managers with the basic knowledge and skills to successfully invest in and manage strategic information technology projects.