Checking date: 16/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Public Management
Bachelor in Political Science (Plan: 396 - Estudio: 205)

Coordinating teacher: NATERA PERAL, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


After completing the course, the student will be able to: - understand recent approaches to executive public management, - comprehend the managerial skills necessary for effective resource management oriented towards public values, and - practically handle techniques and managerial skills used in current public management.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Managerial skills in the public sector. Historical evolution, trends, peculiarities, and instruments. 2. Key elements of human resources management in public administrations. Team and Project management. 3. Negotiation and conflict resolution in the public sphere. 4. Public leadership, communication, and crisis management. 5. Strategic public management and quality of public services. 6. Digitalization, data governance, and artificial intelligence in the public sector. 7. Public values, transparency, and responsibility of public managers
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures and case studies in class - Simulation excercices on managerial skills (group) - Presentations, where appropriate, by student teams - Report on public management case
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • BOVAIRD, T. y LÖFFLER, E., eds.. Public Management and Governance. Londres, Routledge. 2015, third edition.
  • CONTEH, C.; GREITENS, T.J.; JESUIT, D.K.; ROBERGE, I., eds.,. Governance and Public Management. Strategic Foundations for Volatile Times. London, Routledge. 2018.
  • JOYCE, P.. Strategic Management in the Public Sector. . Londres, Routledge.. 2015.
  • RAYNEY, H.G.; FERNÁNDEZ, S; MALATESTA, D.. Understanding and Managing Public Organizations. Jossey-Bass. 2021
  • VAN DER WAL, Z.. The 21st Century Public Manager.. Red Globe Press.. 2017.
Additional Bibliography
  • DENHARDT, R.B.; DENHARDT, J.V.; ARISTIGUETA, M.P.; RAWLINGS, K.,. Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations,. Sage, 2018.. .
  • NOORDEGRAAF, M.,. Public Management. Performance, Professionalism and Politics. . Red Globe Press,. 2015.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.