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MPA 620. Leadership and Local Government Management

Credits: 3
Department: Political Science
Description: Examination of the executive-council/commission relations, role of manager, structural constraints to management, applicable Minnesota municipal and county laws and political realities of leadership and management of local governments.
Semester Offered: Even Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will describe the historical development of local governments.
2. Students will analyze the differences between county and municipal governments.
3. Students will describe the role of the professional manager.
4. Students will assess the role of the professional manager compared to constraints on leadership by law and politics.
5. Students will apply applicable Minnesota law, as constraints, on the functionality of the professional manager.
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