Metropolitan State University

MPNA 600 : Practical Research for Public Administration and Non-profit Management

A. Course Description
Credits: 2
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
MPNA 600 Practical Research for Public Administration and Non-profit Management is a two credit elective that prepares students in the MPNA program in writing, mathematics and statistical skills at the graduate level. These skills, as the title suggests, will serve as practical foundation for more rigorous efforts that students engage in all of the other courses taken throughout the Master's program.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/07/2016 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Apply critical thinking concepts
  2. Use survey concepts ( sampling, basic statistics)
  3. Use EXCEL in public administration and non-profit management applications
  4. Develop professional level presentation skills
  5. Apply accounting and finance concepts to public administration and non-profit management applications
  6. Demonstrate advanced effective reading concepts
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of narrative writing flow (introduction - body of report-conclusions) in a written document.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of basic research processes ( APA, use of sources, citations) in a written document
  9. Demonstrate extended use of research sources including the library and proper Internet sources in a written document.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None