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2018_1 REGISTRABLE COURSES

M.Sc. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION [M.Sc. 3415]

 

Year 1 – First Semester

 

S/N

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

SEMESTER

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

HOST FACULTY

1.

GST807

The Good Study Guide

First

2

C

Centre for Entrepreneurship and General Studies

2.

PAD813

Quantitative Methods

3

C

Faculty of Management Sciences

3.

FMS825

Research Methods

3

C

Faculty of Management Sciences

4.

BUS831

Organisational Behaviour

3

C

Faculty of Management Sciences

5.

BUS847

Global Economic Environment

 

2

C

Faculty of Social Sciences

6.

Electives (Choose one)

 

 

 

i.

PAD843

E-Governance in the Public Sector

2

E

Faculty of Management Sciences

ii.

PAD853

International Administration

2

E

Faculty of Management Sciences

iii.

PAD871

Public Personnel Management

2

E

Faculty of Management Sciences

 

 

Total Credit Units [GST]

2

 

 

Total Credit Units [Compulsory]

13

 

Total Credit Units

15

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 – Second Semester

 

S/NO

NEW COURSE CODE

NEW COURSE TITLE

SEMESTER

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

HOST FACULTY

1.

PAD810

Public Policy Analysis

Second

3

C

Faculty of Management Sciences

2.

PAD844

Administrative Law

3

C

Faculty of Law

3.

BFN852

Public Financial Management

3

C

Faculty of Management Sciences

4.

PAD868

Comparative Public Administration

3

C

Faculty of Management Sciences

5.

PAD870

Local Government Administration

2

C

Faculty of Management Sciences

6.

 

Electives (Choose one)

 

i.

PAD812

Intergovernmental Relations (IGR)

2

E

Faculty of Management Sciences

ii.

PAD856

Urban and Regional Planning

2

E

Faculty of Management Sciences

iii.

PAD858

Development Planning, Project Preparation and Implementation

2

E

Faculty of Management Sciences

 

 

Total Credit Units [GST]

NIL

 

 

Total Credit Units [Compulsory]

14

 

Total Credit Units

16

 

 

 

 

 

Third Semester

 

S/NO

NEW COURSE CODE

NEW COURSE TITLE

SEMESTER

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

HOST FACULTY

1.

PAD807

Development Administrative Theory

Third

3

C

Faculty of Management Sciences

2.

 

Electives (Choose one)

 

 

 

i.

BUS811

Diversity and Conflict Management

2

E

Faculty of Management Sciences

ii.

PAD855

Performance Measurement and Management

2

E

Faculty of Management Sciences

 

 

Total Credit Units [GST]

NIL

 

 

 

Total Credit Units [Compulsory]

3

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

5

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Semester

 

S/NO

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

SEMESTER

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

HOST FACULTY

1.

PAD890

Project/Dissertation

Fourth

6

C

Faculty of Management Sciences

 

 

Total Credit Units [GST]

NIL

 

 

 

Total Credit Units [Compulsory]

6

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

6

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED PROGRAMME PROPOSAL (DPP)

 

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER CORE COURSES:

 

GST 807:  THE GOOD STUDY GUIDE     -                  2 CREDIT UNITS

 

Getting started:  How to use a text book or course material, why read study skills , getting yourself organized, what studying is all about, the art of reading and note taking: introduction, reactions to reading , your  reading strategy, memory, taking notes, conclusion. Other ways of studying: Introduction, learning in groups, tapes and lectures, learning from the television and radio broadcasts and other study media.  Working with numbers, describing with   word, describing the tables, describing with diagrams and graphs, what is good writing? The importance of writing what an essay looks like. what a good essay is, conclusions. The craft of writing, the advantages of treating essay writing as a craft, making your essay flow, making a convincing case, the experience, preparation for examination.

 

 

PAD 813:      QUANTITATIVE METHODS            -     3   CREDIT UNITS

 

Introduction to quantitative goals need in political science including topics in set theory and functional analysis.  Generally, this course is designed to give students in this programme basic quantitative statistical skills necessary for computation of data collected at field work.

 

FMS  825              RESEARCH METHODS - 3 CREDIT UNITS

 

The course consists of all aspects of research design, the unit of analysis, the multivariate techniques, and the manner in which time and processional change is conceptualized and measured. The  multivariate  techniques  includes the sampling  techniques, simple correlative and other measures  of association , analysis of variance , multiple  regressions  and path analysis , basic probability  and normal distribution will be taught. Generally, the research design will cover areas as cross sectional model, a lagged cross-sectional model and time series analysis; parametric and non-parametric statistics.

 

 

BUS 831:              ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR   - 3 CREDIT UNITS

 

The course examines the nature of theory and reviews major administrative theories. Emphasis will be on classical, neo classical and modern theories. Theories from behavioral science  as they apply to the understanding  of the role of the individual as a member  of organizations  and  to the effects of organization upon  members;  organizational  socialization, climate  and effectiveness, power, authority and decision making in groups.

 

 

 

 

BUS 847                GLOBAL ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT       -      2 CREDIT UNITS                                                                      

This course covers Nigeria and the global economy, the implication of the free market economy on business, government, consumers and labour. Strategic aspects of international trade, globalization and international institutions, multilateral negotiations, lessons from the Asia Tigers.

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER ELECTIVES

 

PAD 843:             E- GOVERNANCE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR                   -          2 CREDIT UNITS

 

The course is aimed to acquaint students with the approaches to e-governance; the stages of e-governance in the application of Internet facilities in the planning, implementation and evaluation of service delivery. Clarification of the threefold e-governance in terms of e-governance as government to government, government to business and government to citizens. Online service delivery in health care, education, agriculture, judicial administration, business, arts, culture, rural and urban development, and local authority, state and federal administration, and information communication management. Obstacles to e-governance and strategies for overcoming the barriers.

 

 

PAD  853:  INTERNATIONAL ADMINISTRATION      -     2 CREDIT UNITS

 

An examination of the nature and functioning of   international institutions (both universal and regional) special emphasis will be placed on the structure and management of these organizations. The concept of international civil service, administering international organizations, structure, recruitment.

 

 

PAD 871:              PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT     -   2 CREDIT UNITS

 

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the process of effective manpower management. The main focus of the course is recruitment, selection, training, motivation and labour management relations. Examples will be drawn from both the public and private sectors.

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER CORE COURSES

 

PAD  810:   PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS     -              3 CREDIT UNITS

 

This course is designed to provide the student with the techniques for policy analysis, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The course examines the relationship between bureaucrats, technical experts, interest groups and political executive in the policy process.

 

PAD 844ADMINISTRATIVE LAW                             -              3 CREDIT UNITS

 

The course examines the growth and characteristics of Administrative law, legal safeguard over administration, judicial review of administration, administrative procedure, and the ombudsman. Case studies of legal adjustments of administrative authority and individual’s liberty, the distinction between public administration and private action, personal liberty of officers, and scope and limits of administrative power.

 

 

BFN  852  PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT      -              3 CREDIT UNITS

 

This course exposes participants to the theoretical and practical realms within which governments strive to generate revenue for financing their development expenditure. Issues of major concern  in the course includes nature, scope and purpose of public finance, theories of state intervention  in the economy , public goods, allocative/distributive /stabilization  functions, intergovernmental fiscal relations, aspects of national policies of hosting nations: economic , borrowing , debt , taxation ,expenditure, operating and accounting policies; contemporary public budgeting.

 

 

PAD 868:    COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION                     -              3 CREDIT UNITS

 

The concept of comparison in public administration, and examines the   context and system of administration in selected developed and developing countries. It  emphasizes the political  and policy making  roles  of public bureaucracies , the relationship  between organized interests and public agencies  and the  problems of bureaucratic  accountability of political accessory  in  the  nation  and the globe.

 

 

PAD 870:  LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION                         -              2 CREDIT UNITS

 

The nature, scope, significance and development of local government. Evolution of local government system in Nigeria, management problems in local government, relationship between federal and state governments service delivery, citizen participation and mobilization.

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER  -  ELECTIVES

 

PAD 812:  INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS  (IGR)     –   2 CREDIT UNITS

 

Introduction , definition  and meaning  of decentralization ; the essence  of decentralization , the nature  and purpose of decentralization , deconcentration, devolution, privatization , merits  of decentrlization, impediments  to decentralization , the nature  and function and funding  of local government. ; the three levels  of government, the federal, the state and the local government; composition  , structure  and function ; organs  of government ; the executive , legislature and the judiciary; composition ,  structure  functions  ; controls in the level and organs  of government.

 

 

PAD 856:  URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING       -           2 CREDIT UNITS

 

This course introduces the students to the spatial aspects of the contemporary urban and regional units, their structural evolution overtime and the challenges  they present  to a national procedure  of planning development. Particular emphasis is placed on the social, political and economic forces which lapse the land use arrangements of Nigeria and regional units.

 

 

 

PAD 858: DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, PROJECT PREPARATION & IMPLEMENTATION – 2 CREDIT UNITS

 

This course examines the concept, models and types of plans; theories of planning, politics of planning, programme planning and objectives and plan implementation. It further considers development plan experience in Nigeria, the procedure for planning and its implementation, and the essence of planning.

 

 

THIRD SEMESTER CORE COURSES

 

PAD 807:   DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION THEORY - 3 CREDIT UNITS

 

The course examines theories of development (economic growth, redistribution with growth, basic needs, the Marxist conception, and the World Bank concept of development), decentralization and development and participatory development. It considers approaches to rural development, the role of bureaucracy in third world development, and constrains to effective development. Other issues examined include population and development, culture and development. The concept of human development and how it relates to economic growth; and strategies for human development.

 

 

THIRD SEMESTER ELECTIVES

 

BUS 811    DIVERSITY AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT     -   2 CREDIT UNITS

 

This course deals with managing and resolving workplace conflicts and examines dispute resolution and conflict management in both various and non-various settings. The course covers two related topics: (1) third-party dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It focuses primarily on the use of mediation and arbitration but also deals with other dispute resolution techniques, such as fact –finding, facilitation, mini-trials, early neutral evaluation peer review, and the ombuds function; (2) conflict management in organizations, including the recent development of conflict management systems. The course reviews the factors that have caused the growth reviews the factors that have caused the growth of ADR and conflict management systems, and it provides instruction on the design, implementation and evaluation of such systems.

 

PAD 855  -   PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT  - 2 CREDIT UNITS

 

The course examines the concept of public sector performance, input per man hour, and unit costs.  It considers the planning, implementation and evaluation of performance.  It presents the human, management, and workload factors negating performance and the major catalysts to improvement.  The course considers how to measure performance in federal, state and local authorities and their agencies.

 

FOURTH SEMESTER CORE COURSE

 

PAD 890      DISSERTATION                                          -               6  CREDIT UNITS

 

It is compulsory for every M.Sc student to submit a satisfactorily written dissertation before graduation. The topic for the dissertation must be approved through appropriate channels. A supervisor who is expected to be a Ph.D. holder in a related field will be assigned to each student for the purpose of the Dissertation work.