Dalhousie University - School of Public Administration
PUAD-6555: Management of Information (EGovernment) and Public Administration
Description: The main objectives are to understand that information technologies provide means for public administrators to obtain, analyze, disseminate and store information; to analyze the uses of new technologies; and to understand the opportunities and problems that information technologies present to public administrators on personal, organizational and international levels. Each class addresses separate but related issues of managing information in the public sector. Some of the classes look at the history of information technology to place present day devices into perspective. The topics for other classes relate IT to smart communities, professional development, virtual offices, digital divide, management information and unethical behavior in public offices.
INSTRUCTOR(S): J. Roy
PREREQUISITE: Students must successfully complete all eight required classes of the first year of the MPA program prior to enroling 6000 level courses and MGMT 5000, or seek special permission from Graduate Coordinator.
Faculty: Jeffrey Roy
Source: Graduate Calendar at http://www.dal.ca/academics/academic_calendars/Graduate_Calendar_2013_2014/Departments/Public_Administration.html (accessed 6 January 2014), and downloaded to the Atlas at http://portal.publicpolicy.utoronto.ca/en/Courses/dalhousie/DalhousieGradCalender/Pages/default.aspx.