Faculty Advisers: Brower, Berlan, Klay, Yang
Government agencies that deal with international relations and foreign businesses, as well as the hundreds of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that provide development oriented services in other countries, need to be managed well. For persons with strong undergraduate preparation in topics such as international affairs, cultures, and languages, the Master of Public Administration degree program provides a solid preparation for managing such organizations. Managers in international development, particularly those who manage NGOs, must become adept at such things as contracting, managing projects, evaluating performance, and exercising leadership in challenging cultural contexts.
The number of internationally oriented graduate courses taught directly by the Askew School is very limited. We see our school's contribution to preparation for an internationally oriented career track as primarily assuring that each graduate is well grounded in the basics of public administration – for example: managing people, money, and information; doing competent policy analysis; understanding the obligations of public service; and learning about the several unique contexts in which public serving organizations function.
Internship experiences can be of two types. The Askew School itself has the ability to assist students in getting domestic placements, largely in state and local governments and Florida-based nonprofit organizations. Experience in domestic settings can be helpful for students who hope to subsequently move to international settings. For international internship placements, we rely upon FSU's Office of International Programs which has considerable experience at assisting students to obtain internships in international settings.
Selection of specific elective courses should be done in close consultation with one or more faculty members to assure that the electives best fit each individual student's background and desired career path.
Related Electives (other courses may be substituted upon approval of an advisor)
PAD 5327 Public Program Evaluation
PAD 5335 Strategic Leadership for Communities
PAD 5859 Managing Public Procurement
PAD 5xxx Managing Nonprofit Organizations
PAD5xxx Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
PAD 5xxx International Comparative Emergency Management
INR 5012 Problems of Globalism
ECO 5005 Economic Principles for International Affairs
ECS 5005 Seminar in Comparative Economic Systems
ECS 5015 Economic Development: Theory and Problems
ECS 5335 Economies in Transition
GEO 5358 Environmental Conflict and Economic Development CPO 5740 Comparative Political Economy
INR 5036 International Political Economy
SYO 5335 Sociology of Political Economy
URP 5424 Sustainable Development Planning in the Americas
URP 5544 Gender and Development
URP 5610 Introduction to Development Planning
URP 5611 Strategies for Urban/Regional Development in Less Developed Countries
URP 5614 Population and Development Planning
URP 5615 Infrastructure and Housing in Less Developed Countries
URP 5616 Project Planning in Developing Countries
URP 5847 Growth and Development of Cities
EDF 5625 Education and Economic Development
(The PAD 5xxx designation indicates a course that is being taught as a PAD 5935 ‘special topics' course pending assignment of a permanent course number)