This Pre-master course is a part of module Governing in a Tech-Based Society
in the bachelor programme Management, Society and Technology.
For more information, please visit the course information of that module.
After completion of this course:
- Students are able to describe the basic characteristics of Public Administration as a discipline
- Students are able to describe, at a basic level, the rationales for government action, structures of governments, and the core concepts of collective decision-making. Students are able to apply these concepts to understand a current event in the domain of society and technology and related to the project.
- Students are able to describe, at a basic level, the core concepts of administration and bureaucracy, leadership and management in administrations, and the motivation of officials. Students are able to apply these concepts to understand a current problem of bureaucracy in the domain of society and technology.
Secondary aims are in the field of European Studies.
What are the origins of public administration and what are the main traits of public administration as an academic discipline? This element introduces pre-master students to the overarching concepts and tools pertaining to the master programme in Public Administration. In this element, you will learn about the fundamental theories and concepts related to government action and its organization.