Course Schedule

Please note that course schedules may be amended due to low enrollment, faculty availability, and/or other factors.

MPPA 403-0 : Fundamentals of Public Administration


This course is an introduction to the basic skills useful to public administrators and policy analysts seeking to work in an analytical or managerial position in the public or not-for profit-sectors. This course is structured to introduce students to both the principles and contextual constraints that form the environment of the modern public administrator. It will cover a basic understanding of the process, policy, and politics of public administration and public management at the national, state, and local level. Fundamental theories, practices, and concepts that contribute to the administration and understanding of complex public sector organizations are explored, as well as basic practices and techniques of modern public administration. The course assumes a basic foundation in political science theory, public policy, or public administration usually garnered at the undergraduate level as well as a working knowledge of contemporary issues that confront governments today. Counts toward all MPPA specializations as an elective for students admitted prior to fall 2006. Required as a core course for students admitted for fall 2006 and after.


Fall 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/20/22 - 12/10/22W
3:30 – 6 p.m. 50
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Crosby, Andrew
Chicago Campus
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