PAD 599-Directed Research Project

Prerequisite: To be taken as last or next to last class. Grade of "B" or higher is required.

This course integrates theory into application presented in a portfolio demonstrating core competencies in the areas of corporate governance, public personnel administration, public budgeting and finance, constitutional law, public policy, program evaluation, and public leadership in the public or non-profit sector. The objective of the portfolio focuses on the application of knowledge, skills, and abilities of a public or non-profit manager and its role and responsibilities in the public and/or non-profit sector. The portfolio consists of approved research position papers, Power Point presentations, role-playing in the various roles of public officials and administrators, and competency exams. A grade of 'B' or higher is required.