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Diploma (Dip.) Public Administration and Governance (30 credits)

Offered by: Career & Professional Develop     Degree: D-PAG

Program Requirements

The Diploma in Public Administration and Governance focuses on integrating the important current issues and practices that affect day-to-day operations, decisions, systems and finances in a public organization. It is designed to build core competencies to enable students to develop analytical skills and problem-solving strategies that are critical for success in public service organizations, and to formalize functional skills necessary for effective management within the public sector. Students must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, or 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time academic studies.

Please click here for information on additional requirements for students pursuing this online program:
https://www.mcgill.ca/study/university_regulations_and_resources/undergr...(distance)_programs

Required Courses

  • CGM2 510 Project Management: Tools and Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Management : Focus on main concepts and theories of project management from initiation to close-out. Topics include: project life cycle, planning, scheduling, implementing, monitoring, controlling, close-out and ethics. The concepts presented apply to projects of various sizes, types and degrees of complexity.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Chasse, Andrew; Samia, Maroun (Fall) Gauthier, Sylvain (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to students currently in a program. Not open to Special Students.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • CORG 551 Behaviour in Organizations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : The implications for management and the essential concepts of social psychology such as motivation, perception, attitude change and organization. Group and organizational dynamics will be the major emphasis of the course. Classroom discussion and student participation is encouraged.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Firsova, Nadège (Fall) Firsova, Nadège (Winter)

  • CPAG 500 Lean Operations in Public Services (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CPAG : Lean principles and how to apply processes needed to optimize cost while maintaining or improving service levels in the public sector. Particularities of service operations in a public environment and how process improvement methodologies can be used there.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Lythgoe, Diego (Winter)

  • CPAG 510 Current Issues in Public Sector Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CPAG : Contemporary challenges faced by public administration due to political, technological, social and economic changes in society. Trends, successes and failures experienced in the past, and alternative solutions.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Macmillan, Doriann (Winter)

  • CPAG 515 Public Regulations and Ethics in the Public Sector (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CPAG : Legal principles and legal reasoning, role of law in public sector management such as constitutional law, administrative law and human rights law; how the principles behind privacy and access to information legislation are derived from the ethical principles.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Guay, Hélène (Fall)

  • CPAG 520 Leadership and Governance in Public Organizations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CPAG : Leadership and governance issues, accountabilities and responsibilities for public organization leaders, governance best practices, and administrative aspects of Indigenous governance. Practical ways to improve service delivery and performance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • CPAG 525 Public Finance, Budgeting and Reporting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CPAG : Planning and budgetary processes, resource allocation, controlled delivery and accountability in the public sector. Budgets, public funding, financial statements, reporting, and managing financial resources.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • CPL2 533 Developing Leadership Skills (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Policy : This course presents an overview of leadership theories and applications. It provides students with an understanding of why and how leadership skills are critical to organizational success. Students will learn to apply and develop their own leadership skills to work effectively with others in an organizational setting.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Hunter, James Beatty (Winter)

  • CPL2 534 Leading in Diverse and Global Workplaces (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Policy : Exploring leadership within a global and diverse context. A variety of trends that have made managing workforce diversity an essential competency for future leaders are reviewed, as are the emerging skills that managers need to develop to succeed in a global environment.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Kennedy, John (Fall)

  • CPL2 552 Strategic Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Policy : Includes analysis of major forces driving organizations, explores mission development, goal selection, corporate strategy, policy formulation for the benefit of all stakeholders. Discusses situations confronting senior managers in the competitive environment, includes topics such as the identification and evaluation of strategic alternatives, the management of control processes for increased productivity, etc.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Hollingworth, Mark (Fall) Hollingworth, Mark (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Advanced student

School of Continuing Studies—2021-2022 (last updated May. 27, 2021) (disclaimer)
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