Every student of policy and management will benefit from better understanding organizational perspective given that organizations are a medium through which we get most things done. The tools, skills, and knowledge learned in this course can make you more strategic and effective in proposing and implementing policies, programs, and projects. Moreover, the course can help you jumpstart your leadership training by providing practical analytical and decision making tools applicable in wide range of problem solving.

In this course you will study how organizations operate by focusing on key organizational management dimensions and functions. You will conduct weekly analysis, diagnosis, and problem solving exercises focusing on one organizational management dimension at a time for the organization you are familiar with. In the end of the course you will compile your weekly briefs into an organizational assessment report that can be shared with that entity.

While this course primarily focuses on public organizations, readings and exercises will be provided on management of nonprofit and private organizations as well so that students can better understand their differences and commonalities and draw practical inferences.

10:00am-11:50am on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 1, 2016 to May 20, 2016)