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PBA602 Statistics I

This course deals with the theory of regression analysis and methods of its application. First, problems with heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, and multicollinearity found in the panel data of regression analysis are examined. Then, the Fixed Effect Model, Random Effect Model, and PCSE/OLS Model, which are used frequently in panel data, are examined in detail. Lectures focus on time series analysis, including ARMAs, ARIMA models and their applications, VAR models, path analysis, factor analysis, and LISREL models.

PBA603 Statistics II

This course deals with basic theories of advanced statistics and the data analysis methods through which they are used. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE) through the introduction of diverse analysis techniques using MLE. Lectures topics include MLE-based analysis techniques such as Probit analysis, Ordered Probit analysis, Multinomial Logit, Poisson Regression, and Negative Binomial Regression. Limited Dependent Variable-related analysis techniques are also introduced and examined such as the Tobit model, the Selection model, and Event History Analysis. The course also reviews spatial econometrics and its utilization methods.

PBA604 Research Methodology

This course aims to cultivate students’ ability for scientific understanding and analysis about phenomena related with public administration. Students will garner a deeper understanding of basic theories and concepts relating to public administration and sharpen their ability to collect, analyze and describe the relevant data.

PBA618 Human Resource Management

Organizations consider human resources key factor in their success or failure. This course examines the theoretical knowledge and practical methods/techniques in the area of human resources management.

PBA641 Seminar in Public Leadership

This course deals with major theories and practices in leadership from a public perspective, examining the theoretical framework of leadership and organizational performance, the role of public leadership, leaders’ sense of ethics, the requirements of successful leadership, and leaders’ self-assessment.

PBA642 Seminar in Public Choice

This course analyzes basic public choice theory which is based on rational choice theory teaching students to apply it to administrative phenomena.

PBA611 Seminar in Public Financial Management

This course deals with local public financial management with a focus on the following: 1) How local governments make spending decisions; 2) The relationship between government spending for diverse services and necessary fund resources; 3) The impact made by institutions on local government spending; and 4) Government debts. Students are required to make presentations and participate in debates.

PBA643 Seminar in Management Science

This course examines the diverse quantitative techniques used by management for enhancement of productivity and the application methods of such techniques.

PBA651 Seminar in Labor Policy

This course sheds light on the development background of labor issues raised in capitalist societies from a politico-economic perspective. The course also deals with labor-related policy issues, such as the labor market, human capital, wage types and levels, the labor-management relationship, labor movements, labor welfare, etc.

PBA631 Economic Aspects of Urban Problems

By analyzing issues related to urban growth and resources distribution in the areas of transportation, housing, and environment from an urban economy perspectives, this course aims to find solutions to above-said urban problems.

PBA652 Seminar in Cultural Industry and Cultural Policy

The cultural industry is these days recognized as one of high added value. In this course, students examine basic theories concerning the cultural industry and cultural policy and have in-depth discussions on how to develop and invigorate investment in the cultural industry and protect copyright.

PBA653 Welfare Policy

This course seeks to enhance student understanding of major theories and practices concerning social welfare policies and cultivate analytical ability, with a focus on the status and problems associated with the country’s social welfare policy. Theoretical and practical frameworks are examined from a comparative policy perspective.

PBA632 Comparative Local Government

Decentralization and local autonomy are phenomena occurring worldwide in the 21st century. In this environment, it is useful to examine how simultaneous globalization and localization creates different historical experiences in different countries. Along these lines, this course undertakes comparisons and analyses of the governments of Asia, Europe, and North/South America.

PBA612 Seminar in Comparative and Development Administration

This course focuses on major development theories adopted in various sectors such as society, economy, and politics, as well as the comparative study methods utilized in different countries. Students are encouraged to hold discussions on relevant controversial issues and seek solutions.

PBA633 Citizen Participation and Local/Urban Politics

Without participation, “good local governance” is hard to achieve. This course aims to review current institutional settings for participation and seeks to find out numerous ways for mobilizing citizen participation. In doing all of these, philosophical and political background of participation will also be reviewed from comparative point of view.

PBA644 Seminar in Decision Making

Students study basic theories on decision making and analyze diverse decisions made in real administrative phenomena.

PBA621 e-Government Governance and Planning

This course focuses on how decision-making rights concerning the establishment and operation of e-government should be distributed and integrated from a governance perspective. This course also sheds light on controversies in e-governance. Students will learn how to plan for establishment and development of e-government from the perspective of Information Strategy Planning (ISP), and enhance their planning abilities through case studies and practices.

PBA622 e-Government Management and Evaluation

This course seeks to enhance student understanding of project management focusing on the successful execution of e-government-related planning. In particular, students examine the issueds in e-government-related management and undertake result appraisal from the perspective of policy/system evaluation, cultivating their own ability to devise and execute evaluations.

PBA623 e-Government Technology Infrastructure

The course focuses on basic concepts concerning hardware, software, network, database, and the Internet as the basis for operation of e-government, introduces relevant processes of system development, and examines technological problems in the course of e-government promotion and explores solutions to those problems. Students are also encouraged to envisage a future e-government based on predictions in technological trends and come up with development methods for e-government from a technological perspective.

PBA624 Information Society and e-Government

This course explores the essence of the information-based society and its specific features. Students examine the development process and current status of e-government, and recognize various problems of e-government, and propose solutions to those problems.

PBA625 Seminar in Information Resources Management

The transition to e-government has made information resource management a very important factor in government operation. In this course, students will learn about the current status and operation-related issues concerning core information resources and propose methods for their more efficient management.

PBA656 Seminars in Policy Theory

Students discuss why and how the government should involve itself in efforts to find solutions to social problems. Theories concerning behaviors of the participants are introduced and the usefulness and limitations of current policy-making models are analyzed. Students are encouraged to propose improvements in the theoretical frameworks to explain government policy-related activities.

PBA626 Seminar in Information and Communication Policy

Amid the rapid development of information/communication technology, controversy exists over the need for, and scope and limitations of, government intervention. This course aims to explore ways to reduce the negative factors of government information/communication policies, while invigorating the relevant industry through technological development.

PBA654 Seminar in Policy Analysis and Evaluation

In this course students examine the content of policy analysis activities, garner deeper understanding on available analysis frameworks and techniques, and cultivate their analytical abilities in the process of applying the relevant techniques. Students also explore policy evaluation theories, techniques, and points at issue, and foster their capabilities in policy evaluation.

PBA613 Seminar in Organization Structure and Design

This course deals with the possibility of applying knowledge, theory, and principles in analyzing the structure and design of organizations. Students systematically review such factors as environment, strategy, skills and procedure, all of which influence the structural formation of organizations, and examine the relationship between structural characteristics and organizational performance.

PBA655 Seminar in Public Policy Cases

This course provides students with opportunities to discuss real policy cases in terms of interaction between policy content, policy process, and participants in the policy-making process. The features and usefulness of policy theories are examined in order for students to propose ways to improve the policy-making process.

PBA645 Seminar in Organization Theory

This course offers a systematic review of the developmental history of organizational theories from a normative perspective, and analyzes theoretical and practical implications garnered from basic theories applied to governmental organizations in terms of objectives, structures, procedures, and environment.

PBA614 Seminar in Organization Behavior

This course reviews social science literature related to organizational behavior. Major issues regarding individual differences, motivation, group(team) dynamics, power and conflicts, decision making, leadership, culture, and organizational changes are also examined. Particular emphasis is on the systematic characteristics of organizational behavior and the relationship between individuals and groups.

PBA634 Inter-Governmental Relations

There is a saying, “Complete centralization of power is realistically impossible and complete decentralization is self-denial of a state.” The issue of decentralization is a difficult one that must be dealt with one way or another for smooth operation of the functions of the state. This course deals with the problem of how the functions, rights and budget of a state should be distributed between different state organization levels in order to achieve the goal of “good governance.”

PBA635 Local Council and Government

Local council and government form the core of local autonomy and are responsible for local governance through check and balance. This course analyzes the rights and behaviors of elected local councilors and government officials, and examines the status and problems of the local government system as well as policies adopted by local governments.

PBA616 Seminar in Administrative Regulation

This course carries out a case study of administrative regulations (both in and out of the country) and helps students understand general theories and concepts of regulation, such as the tools (and objectives) of administrative regulation designed to redress market failure. Students review the administrative regulations required in the era of globalization and the problems posed by such regulations.

PBA636 Seminar in Regional Development Administration

The issue of balanced regional development is in Korea has been serious policy problems since the deepening of industrialization in the 1970s. With the introduction of local autonomy in the 90s, Korean government has to face difficult task of achieving two mutually repellent subjects of local autonomy and balanced regional development. By referring to this background, this course first examines the relationship between central and local government regarding national/regional/local land development and secondly analyzes the possible policy options for dealing with this regional development by comparing government regulation and market-orientation.

PBA657 Seminar on Trade and Industrial Policy

This course analyzes the theory and practice of countries’ trade/industrial polices in the era of globalization from a political economic perspective, with a focus on South Korea, the United States and Japan. Students engage in discussions about the relationship between the state and business, globalization and regionalism, and neo-liberalism and nationalism in individual countries.

PBA615 Evaluation and Compensation

This course deals with evaluation methods, such as personnel evaluation, performance evaluation, program evaluation, etc, along with the diverse compensation methods that are based on evaluation results and the relevant points at issue.

PBA617 Seminar in Ethics in Public Administration

This course examines philosophical theories and ways of thinking that assist in the process of finding solutions to diverse normative issues facing modern public administration. Students explore the theoretical and practical importance of administrative ethics in public organizations, the contents of administrative ethics, the types and characteristics of administrative corruption, and the factors detrimental to ethical administrative actions. Students are also encouraged to propose creatively alternative ways to enhance ethical behavior, while curbing unethical behavior.

PBA601 Seminar in Theory and Practice of Public Administration

This is an introductory course designed to help graduate students systematically understand administrative phenomena through a comprehensive review of the academic nature, basic concepts, and theories of public administration. The course deals with theories involving major issues in public organizations, such as the role and value of modern public administration, the principles of policy making, organization and personnel affairs, government finance and accounting, e-government, administrative responsibility, etc.

PBA658 Seminar in Environment and Resource Policy

This course deals with basic theories concerning environment and resource policies. Students are introduced to diverse issues and alternatives for solution, all of which are related to the practical sides at the field in public administration.

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