MPA 715: Leadership & Ethics
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to one of the most important topics in public management and organizational effectiveness –leadership and ethics. An organization has the greatest chance of being successful when all of the employees work toward achieving its goals and do so in an ethically responsible manner. Since leadership involves the exercise of influence by one person over others, the quality of leadership exhibited by administrators is a critical factor in the achievement of organizational success. As a result, it is important for future administrators and policy framers to study leadership to increase their effectiveness to influence the actions of others for the achievement of organizational goals. It is equally important that leadership be provided in an ethical environment.
Prerequisites: Master of Public Administration 711 or consent of instructor