Undergraduate

  • P.AD-201 Social Change

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will examine social change in the U.S. and abroad. The course will also examine the role of business, nonprofits, and the public sector in addressing social problems. Topics studied may include the Industrial Revolution, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, environmentalism, and the gay and lesbian movement.

  • P.AD-H201 Honors Social Change

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will examine social change in the U.S. and abroad. The course will also examine the role of business, nonprofits, and the public sector in addressing social problems. Topics studied may include the Industrial Revolution, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, environmentalism, and the gay and lesbian movement.

    Type:

    Honors

  • P.AD-310 Introduction to Public Service

    Prerequisites:

    Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the field of public management; including government, non-profit, and health. Topics for discussion include the role of managers in publicly controlled bureaucracies, techniques for analyzing and participating in public policy making including decision making, policy formulation, strategic planning, and implementation.

  • P.AD-312 Managing Public Service Financial Resources

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT 201; ACCT 202; Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the fundamentals of budgeting, financial management, and revenue systems in the public sector. Course goals include: A heightened awareness of the democratic ideals and value that must inform budgeting and financial management decisions, including a commitment to ethics, transparency and accountability; an understanding of the budget process and the distinctive features of budgetary decision making in the public sector; an understanding of the critical linkage between budgeting and financial management systems and the capacity of an organization to achieve its strategic goals; the ability to use the budget and financial reports as planning and management tools; knowledge of the basic principles of taxation as well as the structure and functions of federal, state, and local revenue systems. The course emphasizes knowledge and skills essential to the full range of public service careers.

  • P.AD-322 Organizational Change

    Prerequisites:

    Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students explore small groups and organizational operations, practices, behaviors, and structure. They develop techniques for maximizing efficiency and/or effectiveness; evaluations analysis; concepts and applications of the Classicists; leadership; organizational development; and results-oriented management; as well as elements of reorganization, innovation, and change.

  • P.AD-323 Quantitative Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher; STATS 240 or STATS 250; Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Quantitative analysis introduces basic statistical techniques used to analyze and draw conclusions from citizen and client surveys; program and policy evaluations; and performance and operations data. These techniques include chi square, lambda, gamma, correlations, analysis of variance, t test correlation, and multivariate regression. Knowledge of these statistical techniques empowers managers by giving them the ability to evaluate the work of consultants, access the policy and management of literature, and analyze data using the analytical tools available in commonly used statistical software, such as Microsoft Excel and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

  • P.AD-324 Public Sector Administrative Law

    Prerequisites:

    BLE 214 or GVT 110; Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students review the basis for administrative practice. They learn legal interpretation of statutes, regulations, and proposed legislation that impact public administration and public policy.

  • P.AD-325 Nonprofit Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The primary focus will be on understanding the operational and strategic leadership aspects of managing mission driven, public service organizations. Specific emphasis will be placed on nonprofit corporations, including coursework that explores the legal, structural, and operational issues that are particular to such organizations.

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • P.AD-326 Public Service Information Based Management

    Prerequisites:

    Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course demonstrates how issues, problems and questions surrounding public policies, program operations, and administrative systems can be structured as hypotheses and made amendable to resolution through the application of social science research techniques. The elements of research design such as surveys, true experiments, quasi-experiments, case studies and non-experimental studies are described, as well as sampling techniques and descriptive statistics. Ethical issues related to employment of these methods in the policy making process are also explored. The course content is presented as a way to reduce managerial uncertainty regarding alternative courses of action.

  • P.AD-361 Public Service Human Resource Management

    Prerequisites:

    Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will explore complex issues in public and non-profit human resource management (HRM) by examining policies and practices that support and enhance the value and contribution of individuals in these organizations.

  • P.AD-362 Global Health, Poverty & Warming

    Prerequisites:

    SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150 or Instructor permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Global health, global poverty, and global warming are three interrelated issues that are creating a perfect storm of crises worldwide with major impacts on the United States. This course is an overview of the problems - the needs, systems, programs, and financing. We will look critically at policies in these areas and discuss what needs to be done to address them. Students will write a major paper on an issue of their choice.

    Type:

    Global Engagement Experience

  • P.AD-410 Public Service Internship

    Prerequisites:

    Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The Public Service Internship provides work experience for minors; allowing them to bridge the gap between education and practice. It includes approximately 150 hours of work in a government, non-profit, or health care organization on a specific project of importance to the host organization.

  • P.AD-553 Climbing the Corporate Ladder: Serving On Nonprofit Boards

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Business leaders who wish to climb to the top of their companies need to have developed a philanthropic resume along the way. Serving on nonprofit Boards of Directors is one way to develop that resume. Learn about what nonprofit organizations do, what role the Board of Directors plays in their operation, and what your responsibilities would be as a member of their Board.

Graduate

  • P.AD-711 Foundations of Public Service and Administration

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This introductory graduate-level course provides an overview of public administration and service and serves as a basis for further advanced studies in the MPA program. This course covers the structure, functions, and process of public service organizations at various levels, including governments and nonprofit organizations. Students explore historical trends, ethical considerations, and political rationale for the present operations of public service.

  • P.AD-712 Information Based Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course demonstrates how issues, problems, and questions surrounding public policies, program operations, and administrative systems can be structured as hypotheses and made amendable to resolution through the application of social science research techniques. The elements of research design such as surveys, true experiments, quasi-experiments, case studies and non-experimental studies are described, as well as sampling techniques and descriptive statistics. Ethical issues related to employment of these methods in the policy making process are also explored. The course content is presented as a way to reduce managerial uncertainty regarding alternative courses of action.

  • P.AD-713 Managing Financial Resources

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the fundamentals of budgeting, financial management, and revenue systems. Course goals include: A heightened awareness of the democratic ideals and values that must inform budgeting and financial management decisions, including a commitment to ethics, transparency and accountability; an understanding of the budget process and the distinctive features of budgetary decisions making; an understanding of the critical linkage between budgeting and financial management systems and the capacity of an organization to achieve its strategic goals; the ability to use the budget and financial reports as planning and management tools; knowledge of the basic principles of taxation as well as the structures and functions of federal, state, and local revenue systems. The course emphasizes knowledge and skills essential to the full range of public service careers.

  • P.AD-715 Quantitative Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    PAD 712

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Pre-requisite: PAD 712 Quantitative analysis introduces basic statistical techniques used to analyze and draw conclusions from citizen and client surveys; program and policy evaluations; and performance and operations data. These techniques include chi square, lambda, gamma, correlations, and analysis of variance, t test correlations, and multivariate regression. Knowledge of these statistical techniques empowers managers by giving them the ability to evaluate the work of consultants, access the policy and management of literature, and analyze data using the analytical tools available in commonly uses statistical software, such as Microsoft Excel and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

  • P.AD-716 Public Service Human Resource Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will explore complex issues in public and non-profit human resource management (HRM) by examining policies and practices that support and enhance the value and contribution of individuals in these organizations.

  • P.AD-717 Organizational Change

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students explore small groups and organization operations, practices, behaviors, and structures. They develop techniques for maximizing efficiency and/or effectiveness; evaluations analysis; concepts and applications of Classicists; leadership; organizational development, and result-oriented management; as well as elements of reorganization, innovation and change.

  • P.AD-718 Leadership Strategies for an Interconnected World

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Leadership is a critical ingredient of successful communities and organizations. This course develops a diagnostic framework as well as strategies and tactics to mobilized adaptive work, engage multiple government, no-profit, and business stakeholders, and build awareness and momentum for actions at all levels of government and community and in one's organization. It introduces the catalytic model of leadership and applies it to the ethical handling of societal and organizational problems. Students' leadership competencies are reviewed and improved. This course is designed for people from diverse backgrounds with varied experienced in the leadership role.

  • P.AD-810 Public Sector Admin Law

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students review the basis for administrative practice. They learn legal interpretation of statutes, regulations, and proposed legislation that impact public administration and public policy.

  • P.AD-811 Politics of Federal Bureaucracy

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Instructor's signature required for registration. Students examine the interrelations among the federal executive, Congressional committees, constituency groups, and federal administrative agencies in the formulation and implementation of federal policies. Also discussed are managerial functions (e.g., personnel regulations, program evaluations, and intergovernmental design). This course includes a 3-day travel seminar to Washington D.C.

  • P.AD-814 Collaborative Public Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examination of patterns of intergovernmental operations and administration. Special emphasis on changing techniques of intergovernmental management and emerging patterns of intergovernmental relations. Issues such as regionalism, program mandates, and resource management will be explored.

  • P.AD-815 Nonprofit Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The primary focus will be on understanding the operational and strategic leadership aspects of managing mission driven, public service organizations. Specific emphasis will be placed on nonprofit corporations, including coursework that explores the legal, structural, and operational issues that are particular to such organizations.

  • P.AD-816 Seminar in Public Policy

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This is an intensive analysis of selected public policy challenges. Using a combination of case studies, theoretical writings, and real-time intelligence and reports, students discuss and compare the substance, practices, and impacts of contemporary public policy issues. Through this examination students will consider operations and methodologies used to understand and tackle public policy systems analysis. Examples are used to demonstrate how these analytical methods can be used to make more informed policy decisions and assessments. Topics for this course will vary and students may take this course more than once as long as the topic (title) is different.

  • P.AD-817 Administrative Strategies of State and Local Government

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is built on the premise that state and local government leaders have an obligation to fully develop the human resources, network relationships and physical assets available to them so as to increase the value of their organizations to the public. Through case studies, students will explore the successes and failures of state and local government leaders and their strategies in major policy arenas, such as public safety, health and welfare, education, then environment and economic development. Through readings, students will examine state and local government structures and functions, political culture, and administrative reforms.

  • P.AD-818 Public Sector Labor/Management Relations

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students examine the major processes of labor management relations: union organizing, elections and certification, negotiation, and contract administration, including the grievance-arbitration process. The class will be applicable to all sectors: private, public, profit, and nonprofit.

  • P.AD-819 Grant Writing and Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    PAD 819 covers both Grant seeking and Grant writing. Students, individually, but most often in teams, work with a nonprofit or government organization to develop a project idea and prepare a Master Grant Proposal and a Grant Application to be submitted to a most-likely-to-fund Grand maker. Classes focus on step-by-step Grant writing & Grant seeking process, and the instructor also consults with student-Grant writers individually an via Blackboard.

  • P.AD-822 Public Management Information Systems

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A decision-making course focusing on applying high speed information systems to support administrative and managerial functions. PMIS incorporates organizational assessments leading to purchasing computer hardware and software, office automation, and diverse communications including electronic automation, and diverse communications including electronic mail, Internet, telecommunications, and networking. Current events, professional journals and the technology presently used will be highlighted.

  • P.AD-823 The U.S. Health System

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the health system, its origins, its components, and how they are organized and interrelated; determinants of health and disease; the role of professions, institutions, consumers, and government; landmark legislation, and social responses to the system.

  • P.AD-827 Financing State & Local Government

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Recessions and economic stagnation, loss of economic base, and natural disasters have significant consequences for the effectiveness of governments and nonprofits, yet during times of fiscal crisis these organizations carry more responsibility as people look to these organizations for leadership and relief from hardships. This course addresses strategies to prepare for and cope with fiscal crises. Students will learn to assess economic and financial vulnerability, develop management and budget methodologies that are adaptable to changing economic conditions, and develop strategies to ensure long-term financial viability and effectiveness of governments and nonprofits.

  • P.AD-828 Public Service Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students develop techniques and directives related to communication processing. Both interpersonal communication and electronic information flow will be examined. Communication skills, styles, and strategies will be stressed through use of all media. Students will also analyze the theory and practice of public service marketing in relation to the administration of multiple sectors including private, public, nonprofit and health care by looking at innovative public service products and services.

  • P.AD-831 Civic Innovation and Citizen Engagement

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Participants in this course will examine a variety of innovations that attempt to reap the benefits of diverse engagement by bringing together varied parties to forge new solutions to public service challenges. Across a variety of policy areas, practitioners have developed innovative policies and practices that engage citizens in public problem-solving, giving power to groups made up of citizens and public employees, and holding them accountable for producing and measuring results. Citizens play a critical and increasingly influential role in government decision-making and performance. As a result, leaders must understand the complexity of citizen participation and build skills for effective citizen engagement.

  • P.AD-832 Health Policy

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students examine disability issues of health, mental health, substance abuse, special education, long-term illnesses including HIV/AIDS, sensory impairments, and early-life and end-of-life issues, including genetics.

  • P.AD-838 Ethics in Public Service

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course, students study the ethical, moral, and legal dilemmas in public and private managerial operations. The gray areas of decision-making provide case studies for exploration of effective ethical practices. Management approaches to deter fraud, waste, abuse, and corrupt practices are identified as are the tools and strategies to strengthen the organizational ethic and culture in business and government. Ethical management strategies designed to improve productivity within organizations are explored.

  • P.AD-839 Leadership and Decision Making in Action

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students learn effective approaches to leadership by examining leadership models, styles, and strategies. Emphasis is placed on the values and ethics of successful managerial leadership in public, private, and nonprofit sectors

  • P.AD-840 Comparative Public Policy

    Prerequisites:

    Registration requires instructor approval

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An opportunity will provided for students to research, experience, analyze, and compare public policy development and implementation in the United States, and in other nations like Dublin, Ireland, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The course consists of classroom lectures and independent research on the Suffolk campus as well as at a university related center in another country. Students may pick their specific research topics from a variety of public policy and program subject areas. This course may be taken twice, for a maximum of 6 credits.

    Type:

    MBA International Business,GRAD Travel Seminar

  • P.AD-842 Workplace and Labor Law

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Workplace and labor law affects every manager's ability to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization. Ignorance of the relevant statutes and case law leads to misunderstanding, mismanagement, and substantial legal costs and controversies. This course reviews some of the more significant legal requirements associated with recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, discipline, wages and benefits, etc. Teaching method includes lecture and case analysis.

  • P.AD-844 Public Service in History

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will examine the professional career of Robert Moses - the man who built New York City - from his start as an idealistic member of the political reform movement in the early twentieth century, to his realization that nothing gets done without power and his ascension to the most powerful man in New York," to accumulation and apparent exercise of power for the sake of power and his fall from his lofty heights in the 1960s. Through this survey of Moses' life the class will examine the growth of the administrative state, the tension between expertise and democracy, the relationship between the public and private sectors, the intergovernmental aspects of service delivery, and the nature of what Wildavsky called the existential situation of the public manager.

  • P.AD-847 Nonprofit Financial Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to build financial management skills for students who wish to start or advance nonprofit management careers and for students who are likely to interact with nonprofits, through grants, contracts, or partnerships. The course focuses on the effective allocation of resources to programs which, in turn, have been designed to achieve the strategic goals of a nonprofit organization. From this point of view, financial management is not a disconnected management function, but an integral part of what managers do to fulfill as nonprofit organization's mission. Basic financial management knowledge and skills - including financial analysis, budgeting, full-cost accounting, pricing services, performance measurement, control of operations and financial reporting are taught within the context of the organization's strategic goals.

  • P.AD-848 Nonprofit Law and Ethics

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides a practical framework for understanding the legal and ethical challenges continually faced by nonprofit human and social service organizations. Students learn about the various levels of legal influence, including federal, state, and city, as well as the internal laws of the corporation, and will explore the impact these laws can have on the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit organization. Students develop a methodology for identifying issues that can trigger a legal response and processes for best protecting their organizations, their clients, and themselves.

  • P.AD-849 Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an in-depth look at today's philanthropic trends, patterns, and best practices in fundraising techniques.

  • P.AD-850 Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will review all areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mediation, arbitration, negotiation, conciliation, and mini trials will be discussed within the contexts of labor, management and governmental applications as ADR rapidly grows as an option to resolve disputes and manage litigation costs.

  • P.AD-859 Public Service Internship

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Instructor's signature required for registration. Students with no public administration work experience will be required to take PAD 859 (Internship) at admission. This is a 3-credit course that requires both class attendance and a 300-hour work requirement. If you are required to take PAD 859, it will count as one of your PAD elective. If you are interested in a career change, and you are not required to take the internship at admission, you may take PAD 859 as an elective.

  • P.AD-890 Strategic Management

    Prerequisites:

    Restricted to students that have completed 30 credits.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Prerequisite: Students must have completed 30 credit hours. Students will integrate the substance of previous courses in order to develop a capacity for strategic management based on a personal perspective of the role of the professional manager in the policy making process. This holistic perspective is expressed in an extensive research paper that describes the leadership role of the professional manager and defines a basis for ethical action. The course features the review of research articles, the discussion of case studies, and a consideration of future trends in public and non-profit management.

  • P.AD-900 Special Topics

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    When offered this course focuses upon a special topic in the field of public administration. The course may be retaken for credit when the topics differ. Courses are wither three or 1.5 credits. Examples of 1.5 credit courses are: lobbying, housing, transportation, and managed care.

  • P.AD-910 Individual Study in Public Service

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Instructor and Dean's Approval required for registration. This elective course option involves a student- initiated proposal to a willing and appropriate faculty member for a directed study project. The faculty member and student must concur on a written proposal and final report. Approval by the Office of the Dean is necessary prior to registration.