UT Dallas 2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PA4350 - Public and Nonprofit Agencies, Management and Ethics

PA 4350 Public and Nonprofit Agencies, Management and Ethics (3 semester credit hours) Leaders and managers of public and nonprofit agencies face unique challenges when it comes to ethics and accountability. This course provides an in-depth look at these issues from the perspective of both sectors, examining where they overlap and where they differ. Topics include an introduction to ethical theories and frameworks for public and nonprofit decision-making; acquisition and allocation of public and private funds; the role of bureaucracy in relation to public policy and management; and strategies for balancing the needs and demands of diverse stakeholders. Using real and hypothetical case studies, this course explores ethical dilemmas affecting nonprofit and public agencies to provide students with opportunities for practicing systematic, transparent decision-making that contributes to an ethical organizational climate. (3-0) T