Public Management
Public Management
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
Public Policy and Politics
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

This minor aims to enhance students’ theoretical and practical knowledge about public management. Students will be able to choose a variety of courses to enable them to delve into a range of aspects, debates and fields which comprise the subject of Public Management. In the process, students will enhance intellectual capacity, critical analysis and gain familiarity with current practices in the field. Whilst public management has developed some specialised concerns, this subject forms the origins and core of much in the wider discipline of management.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this minor, students should be able to:

1. discover current and emerging knowledge relating to principles, theories and practices in international and local governance, public management;
2. assess the roles, inter-relationships and limitations of various actors and organizations involved in governance, policy making and public management;
3. explain the values and ethical principles shaping the policy-making processes and the delivery of services to the community; and
4. develop practical skills required for effective public management and decision making.

Minor Requirements (15 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2021/22

 1. Electives (15 credit units)

Any five courses from the following list:
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
POL2307Principles of Public Sector Management3
POL3306Organizational Behaviour for Public Management3
POL3307Managing Financial Resources in the Public Sector3
POL3309Comparative Public Management3
POL3310Smart Government3
POL3316Managing Human Resources in Public and Private Sectors3
POL3410Management Ethics3

Additional Information

Not all the electives in this Minor will be offered each year.  It is the responsibility of students to ensure that there is no overlap of courses between their Major and this Minor if they wish to declare this minor and that their timetables over the years allow them to take the courses.