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This course intends to answer three critical questions that pertain to the nebulous and often inaccessible nature of the local governments.

  • How are local governmental organizations structured and administered, specifically in terms of budgeting resources for policy goals?
  • How do public sector managers utilize various networks of governance and community advocacy to work more effectively?
  • What frameworks are in place to ensure governmental transparency, ethical practices, and accountability to constituents?

This course is designed for civically minded individuals who are interested in improving their understanding of local government administration, and who may be interested in a future career in the public sector.

Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of the course, students will be able to describe, analyze, and improve the structure of local public organizations. Students will understand how to create and leverage various networks for the benefit of their organization, while also effectively engaging with their local communities and leading advocacy for community improvements.
  • Students will understand the basics of budgeting and performance planning for a local public agency.
  • Students will be able to understand the legal and ethical obligations undertaken by

Course Number: BUSA-41016
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Community Leadership

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