Master of Public Policy   Master of International Affairs  

Strategic management in government and the non-governmental sector

This course examines the perspectives, knowledge and skills required for developing and implementing organisational strategies and transformational change in a public sector and a non-governmental context. The course includes the following strategic instruments: Environmental scanning, root cause analysis, formulation of missional and strategic results, identification of pathways to outcomes, framing strategies, design of a performance management system to monitor strategic results and critical elements of organisational change.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of strategic management in a public sector and non-governmental context;
  • Propose the mission and strategic results that channel the organisation's activities;
  • Use scanning methods to identify the root causes of problems to be addressed;
  • Develop performance measurement systems to monitor the implementation of the strategy;
  • Plan the implementation of the strategy.

This course is for 2nd year MIA and MPP students only.