INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
IRES 116 Public Administrations Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 1 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Davor Trlin, Expert Davor Trlin Davor Trlin, Expert
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The Course aims to enable students to have a general understanding of the history and practice of public administration. Students will also learn basic concepts from the fields of public budgeting, human resources and strategic management.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The course will provide introduction to theoretical and practical sides of public administration. This Course will cover major theories of management, the policy process, and the relationship between politics and administration.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Public administration theory
  2. The proffesion
  3. The proffesion
  4. The proffesion
  5. Public management issues
  6. Public management issues
  7. Mid-term exam
  8. Networking and partnerships
  9. Networking and partnerships
  10. Governance and reform
  11. Governance and reform
  12. International and global challenges
  13. International and global challenges
  14. Presentation of work papers
  15. Wrap-up session/closing remarks

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Student debates
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Quiz3
    Homework5
    Midterm Exam(s)25
    Term Paper20
    Class Deliverables3
    Final Exam140
    Total: 96
    Learning outcomes
    • Students will be able to - understand nature and function of governments and bureaucracies on all levels
    • - describe the global context of administration
    • - identify and explain the basic strategies tools) for Comparing various administrative environments.
    • - highlight and describe the key characteristics of the administrative systems of the selected Countries
    • - identify principal obstacles and problems to functioning bureaucracy and propose measures to alleviate these problems based on comparative study of different solutions within the EU and the Balkans.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • • Donald Menzel and Harvey White (eds) 2011. The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges and Opportunity. New York: M. E. Sharpe. Limited preview - 2015

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0