The course introduces students to core management and organisation ideas, concepts and tools. We will examine how they can be applied to manage different types of organisations dealing with public issues, such as public sector organisations, social enterprises or non-profits. The primary course material consists of real-world case studies illustrating these concepts in action, examining actual organisational successes and shortcomings, the challenges faced by organisational leaders and members, and the actions that could be taken based on a careful analysis. Supplemental readings consisting in key seminal organisational works provide theoretical support to the practical applications of the concepts in the case studies. By the end of this course, students should have sharpened their ability to think strategically and critically, and enhanced their analytical and personal competencies to deal with the management challenges they will most likely face throughout their career.
This course is for 1st year MPP students only.