Checking date: 13/02/2023

Course: 2022/2023

Public Management II
Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology (2009 Study Plan) (Plan: 192 - Estudio: 247)


Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Public Management I
After taking this course the student will be able: 1. To know strategic public management theory and practice in depth 2. To develop skills to apply strategic instruments to public policies and programs management
Description of contents: programme
1. Strategic public management: principles and essential concepts. Public policies and strategies. Value creation in public organizations. 2. Approaches and schools on strategic public management 3. Design of strategic plans. Prospective analysis and prioritization. Negotiation skills for strategic planning. Defining missions, strategies and objectives in connection to public policy. Strategy maps in public policies and managing programmes. 4. Strategic planning: implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Defining specific objectives, performance measures and tasks. Partnerships and resource. Budget and calendar. Operational plans and projects. Management controls and evaluation systems.
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures and case studies in class - Simulation excercices on public strategic management (group) - Book review on public strategic management - Presentations, where appropriate, by student teams - Report on case study about public strategic management
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • ARELLANO, D.. Gestión estratégica para el sector público. Del pensamiento estratégico al cambio organizacional. México, Fondo de Cultura Económica. 2004
  • MOORE, M.H.. Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government. Harvard University Press. 1997
Additional Bibliography
  • BRYSON, J. Strategic Planning for public and non profit organizations. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass. 1995
  • JOYCE, P.. Strategic Management for the public services. Buckingham, Open University Press. 1999

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