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Department of Public Administration

PUBA130 | INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

What is Public Administration; the difference between Public sector organizations and those of the private sector. The major functions of the managerial work in public administration. Management of the nonprofit organizations. Importance of public Policy to Public Administration. Political Activity and delegation of Authority. Political and Administrative leadership. Public audit and control. Public Budgeting. Human Resource Management. Time Management.

PUBA131 | ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND DESIGN OF PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS

Managerial theories and their development, institutions, organizations and society, the organizational theory of public administration, the basic principles of managing the public sector, the basic principles of human resource management in the public sector, the formal organizational structure, informal relationships, specialization and work division, centralization and decentralization, bureaucracy, planning, organization, leadership, efficiency and effectiveness of public organizations, authority and supervision. Prerequisite: PUBA130

PUBA231 | INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING

Introduction to Public Accounting. The accounting cycle and documentation of accounting transactions. Booking the various transactions and classifying them. Preparation of Balance Sheet, Preparing final Accounts. Comparison between government accounting and that of the Private sector. Functions and characteristics of governmental accounting. International Organizations concerned with Governmental Accounting; Definition of the Accounting Unit.

PUBA232 | INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC POLICY

An overview of Public Policy key terms and its major principles. An assessment of the major methods of examining and analyzing Public Policies. Coverage of the various models used to describe and study Public policy and its stages. The relationship between Public Administration and Public Policy as well as other sciences. The process of making decisions that relate to public policy and their types. The strategic role of interest groups and/or lobbying groups in affecting public policy throughout its various stages. Prerequisite: PUBA130

PUBA235 | RESEARCH METHODS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Introduction to the quantitative and qualitative skills of scientific research, different research procedures, statistics, basics of data classification and categorization and the skills of conducting interviews and surveys. Definition of research problems and gathering relevant data. The relationship between theory and application and methods of analyzing and explaining data, preparation and presentation of data. Prerequisite: STAT236

PUBA236 | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR

System of public budget and its relation to the fiscal policy of the government, the role of the budget in stabilization and development, systems and procedures of budget preparation, financing and taxation, government expenditures and their functional and economic roles, the organic law of the budget, the laws and regulations of the treasury, intergovernmental fiscal relations, financial planning. Case studies in financial planning in the public sector. Prerequisite: PUBA231

PUBA237 | ACCOUNTING FOR PUBLIC SECTOR AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Accounting principles and assumptions, recording commercial transactions, classifying the transactions, preparing closing accounts and the financial statements, preparing the cash flow. The accounting cycle in the governmental sector, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations, revenues and expenditures, preparing the public budget. Prerequisite: PUBA231

PUBA238 | COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The development of the Comparative Public Administration as a discipline and as a practice. It offers an overview of the evolution of public administration systems and experiences across varied public systems and settings. The course offers an overview of the various approaches to the CPA studies and their relevance. It also compares existing public administration models across different social/political/economic settings, such as the Anglo-Saxon, the continental models of Europe, the Canadian model, the Asian models, models from developing countries and the Arab world. Prerequisite: PUBA131, 232

PUBA311 | PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION TERMINOLOGY IN FRENCH

Definitions and terminology of public administration in French to facilitate the use of references and lectures in this language. Prerequisite: FREN331

PUBA312 | PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION TERMINOLOGY IN ENGLISH

It focuses on definitions and terminology of public administration in English to facilitate the use of references and lectures in this language. Prerequisite: ENGL231

PUBA330 | ANALYTICAL METHODS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Use of analytical quantitative methods in administrative decision making, probability theory, decision theory, the expected benefit, linear programming, quality concepts and performance improvement, tables of control and monitoring, costs of quality, use of the computer in quality control, sampling in quality control. Prerequisite: PUBA131, STAT236

PUBA331 | STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

The concept of Strategic Management and its relevant terminology; the impact of the changing context of the public sector on strategic management and planning; the challenge of relating and harmonizing the individual, group and organizational goals; goals, mission, strategy and policies, the development model of the organizational systems. Strategic planning, setting the vision, mission and the strategic purpose. Analyzing the internal and the external environment. Formation of strategic goals and issues. Operational planning, monitoring and evaluation.. Change Management and factors affecting its success or/and failure. Prerequisite: PUBA 131, 232

PUBA332 | HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECTOR

An introduction to the management of human resources, strategic management of human resources, determinants of success and failure in the management of human resources, models of human resource management, the environment of human resource management, functions and tasks of human resource management: planning, job analysis, selection and training, labor relations; addressing issues of discrimination and claims of injustice; development of human resources, performance measurement and evaluation, Rewards and awards, health and safety, general view of legislations related to human resources in the public sector; managing people with disabilities and other minority groups. Prerequisite: PUBA 131

PUBA333 | LEADERSHIP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Introduction to self development and essential leadership skills. Identifying personal mission and vision. An overview of the main literature regarding self development and the Principles that guarantee success in life and work. How to discover your own strengths as a leader. Principles of NLP. Effective Communication Skills, Nonverbal cues and skills. How to work more effectively with others. Effective coaching skills. Time management and personal planning.

PUBA334 | ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Behavioral theory, analysis of individual behaviors in the organization, cognition and learning, personality and individual differences, incentives, group behavior, team development, teamwork and its dynamics, organizational structure, leadership and supervision, power and authority, communication, organizational culture, conflict management and negotiation, management of change. Prerequisite: PUBA131

PUBA335 | PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN PALESTINE

The nature and the development of the Palestinian Public Sector (PPS). The structural and functional organization of the PPS. The three authorities and the relations among them as it relates to the making and implementation of public policy. The role of Palestinian Authority in developing the civil society and serving the public interest. Nature of public service and the obligation of public employees. The Nonprofit organizations and their relation to the central authority. The status of the PPS and the major challenges facing it. Future outlook to build and strengthen this sector. Prerequisite: PUBA130

PUBA337 | ADMINISTRATIVE AUDIT AND CONTROL

The concept of Audit and Control. Comparing the actual VS the planned implementation of the organization activities. Describing the deviation. Stages of Audit and Control. Identifying measures and control. Performance evaluation. Assessment of deviations and coming up with needed solutions. Types of audit/control: pre-current-post. Other types such as strategic audit and control such internal vs. external. Importance of Audit and Control. Quality Control, financial control. Prerequisite: PUBA131, third year standing

PUBA338 | LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

The nature of the role played by Local institutions in the service of public interest. The meaning of and evolution of local government and administration. The need for local governance and forces that lead to their creation; an overview of their environment and forces affecting them.. decentralization principles of and the role of local government and local administration. The strategic partnership between the local government and administration and the Central Administration and the organizations of civil society. Prerequisite: PUBA131, 232

PUBA411 | INTERNSHIP
PUBA430 | FINANCIAL ANALYSIS FOR PUBLIC BUDGETING

An overview of major approaches to Financial Analysis. The goals of financial analysis to serve public decision making. Various approaches to financial analysis . Prerequisite: PUBA236

PUBA431 | PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS

Identifying and analyzing key issues in public policy. Standards used to taking decisions relating to public policy. Evaluating alternatives. Key skills used in policy analysis. Various models and approaches used in policy analysis. Practical examples used to illustrate main points. Overview of major public policies such as anti-poverty policies/education, health, welfare policies, and others. Prerequisite: PUBA232, 331

PUBA432 | PUBLIC PROJECTS MANAGEMENT

The nature of project management through relating organizational goals of public administration to the goals of specific projects and it focuses on: developing the project team, the roles of the project leaders and the team members, the cycle of project management, defining the project and analyzing the problem, studying the feasibility of the project, planning the project, sharing the project with stakeholders, principles of division of labor in the project and operational planning, scheduling the project through Gantt Chart, methods of planning, monitoring and evaluation, bids and contracts management, introduction to fund-raising, report writing. Prerequisite: PUBA131, STAT236

PUBA433 | MANAGEMENT OF NON-PROFIT CIVIL ORGANIZATIONS

A comprehensive study of not-for-profit organizations as a comprehensive system of service delivery in the public sector. Relationship of these organizations with the central Government. Key skills required to manage these organizations. Their environment and key factors impacting them. Relationship with donors and other stakeholders. Financial practices and control mechanisms. Prerequisite: PUBA131, third year standing

PUBA435 | TRANSPARENCY/ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Principles of Transparency and accountability in the Public sector. The role of Transparency/accountability and control in administrative reforms efforts in various areas such as executive/legislative/legal. Strategies to strengthen T/A/C in public organizations. International/regional/local examples of anti-corruption efforts. The role of monitoring agencies in assuring T/A/C and strengthening good governance. Prerequisite: PUBA337

PUBA436 | ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT

The concept of e-government. The history of e-government and its evolution. Major requirements for e-government. Relationship between E-G and administrative reform. Major benefits of E-G. Prerequisite: PUBA131, third year standing

PUBA437 | ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE IMPROVEMENT

Key terms in Organizational Development (OD) and Administrative Improvement (AI). Requirements and guidelines that should be adhered to when developing OD/AI strategies. The relevance of OD/AI to the organization; Various approaches to OD/AI. Why do OD/AI efforts fail/succeed. Impact of political, economic and social environment on such efforts. Models of OD/AI in developing and developed countries are analyzed as case studies. Prerequisite: PUBA131, third year standing

PUBA438 | Special Topic
يقدم هذا المساق المباديء والمفاهيم الاساسية لادارة الجودة الشاملة مع التركيز على المباديء الحديثة في تخطيط وتنفيذ انظمة الجودة وقيادتها والرقابة عليها. يقدم المساق استعراضا للادوات المختلفة المستخدمة في تطبيق وادارة الجودة الشاملة. كما يقدم المساق استعراضا تاريخيا لتطور الفكر الاداري المتعلق بادارة الجودة الشاملة. يستند المساق الى دراسة حالات تطبيقية لربط المفاهيم النظرية بالتطبيقات العملية.
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