BUSH - Geo. Bush School of Gov

BUSH 600 Bush School Graduate Study Abroad

Credits 1 to 12. 1 to 12 Other Hours.

For students in approved study abroad and reciprocal educational exchange programs.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification in the Bush School; approval of director.

BUSH 601 Leadership and Public Administration

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Overview of the field of public administration; theory and practice of leadership.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of MPSA or MPIA director.

BUSH 602 Writing for the Medal of Excellence

Credits 0. 0 Lecture Hours.

No Credit. Preparation of the ePortfolio, requirement for the Medal of Excellence; guided reflection on learning across interdisciplinary experiences such as participation in the Leadership Program, capstone courses, internships and other high-impact experiences and on writing clear, coherent, well-developed reflective essays.
Prerequisite: Admission into Master of International Affairs or Master of Public Service and Administration.

BUSH 631 Quantitative Methods in Public Management I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to the common methods for social and policy analysis with a focus on application of methods such as analysis of variance and regression, to tasks including policy analysis, evaluation and survey research; emphasis on the performance of social and policy analysis, although some statistical theory is introduced.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of MPSA or MPIA director; STAT 303 or equivalent.

BUSH 632 Quantitative Methods in Public Management II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Numerous formal aspects and methods of decision-making useful in public management including benefit-cost analysis, program evaluation and survey sampling; emphasis on theoretical foundation and practical application; collection and analysis of information, formulation of results and presentation of conclusions.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of MPSA or MPIA director.

BUSH 635 Quantitative Methods in Public Management II: Policy Analysis Emphasis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Continuation of BUSH 631. Advanced instruction in making useful policy recommendations based on regression analysis, survey design, data analysis, and techniques for interpreting statistical output from multiple disciplines; application of analysis software.
Prerequisites: BUSH 631; approval of MPSA or MPIA Director.

BUSH 636 Quantitative Methods II: Game Theory Emphasis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Continuation of BUSH 631; advanced instruction in quantitative social science research methods; designed to help understand influences and constraints on decision-makers, improve the ability to characterize and predict decisions and assess the validity of information presented, and analyze situations of relevance to making decisions as a public manager.
Prerequisites: BUSH 631; PSAA or INTA majors only.

BUSH 668

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

BUSH 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed individual instruction in selected problems in government and public service.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of program director.

BUSH 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Research for thesis or dissertation.