Managing in the Public Sector

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Managing in the Public Sector

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course description

    This course aims to provide a wide-ranging introduction to the unique issues in public sector management.

    Learning and teaching methods

    20 hours of lectures (10 x 2 hours)

    Course texts

    The recommended ?textbook? for this course is a general work on various aspects of management in the public sector:

    Flynn, N. (2012) Public Sector Management (6th edition), Sage, London.

    Other useful textbooks include:

    Bovaird, T. and Loeffler, E. (eds) (2009) Public Management and Governance, Routledge, Abingdon.

    Ferlie, E., Lynee, L. and Pollitt, C. (2005) The Oxford handbook of Public Management, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

    Howlett, M. (2011) Designing Public Policies, Routledge, Abingdon.

    Joyce, P. (2012) Strategic Leadership in the Public Services, Routledge, Abingdon.

    Pollitt, C. (2003) The Essential Public Manager, McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead.

    Ringland, G. (2002) Scenarios in Public Policy, Wiley, Chichester.

    Scholes, K. and Johnson, G. (2001) Exploring Public Sector Strategy, London: FT Prentice Hall.

    Walker, R., Boyne, G. and Brewer, G. (eds) (2010) Public Management and Performance: Research Directions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.


    Course Assignment (100%)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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