MGS779 Policy Analysis and Decision Making 3
MGS781 Ethics and Accountability in Administration 3
M6S783 Inter Governmental Relations 3
MGS785 Governance and Public Management 3
MGS791 Advanced Human Resources Management 3
MGS 793 Urban and Rural Development Administration 3
Total 18 Units All students shall offer the following courses in the second semester of the second year (i.e. fourth semester) of the programme.
Year II Second Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit unit MGS760 Research Project 6
Total 6 Units
MGS 707 MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION THEORY 3UNITS
A survey of the major theoretical approaches to the study of organizations. Critical review of the contribution of the major organization/administration theorists. An examination and analysis of organizations as systems with emphasis on the assessment of their operational attachments and efficiency. A discussion of the relevance of organization/administrative theories to public administration with special reference to Nigerian and African experience.
MGS 709 INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH METHODS 3 UNITS
Methods, purposes and tools of social investigation scientific method; purpose of research; Observation, questionnaires, Interviews, secondary sources, proxy measures; graphic representation of data, frequencies; measures of central tendency; dispersion, normal distribution and probability.
MGS716 COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 3UNITS
Introduction to the comparative methods, models of comparative public administration systems in developed and developing countries, in-depth analytical study of the pubic administration systems of Britain, France, USA, U.S.S.R, and comparison with French and English speaking African States.
MGS717 NIGERIA PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 3UNITS
An introductory survey of Nigerian Federal administrative managements from colonial era, with emphasis on administrative reforms, special problems of Nigerian Federal Administration, the management of Intergovernmental relations and the development of Nigerian enterprises. The nurse will also focus on history and philosophy of Public Administration, differences between public and private administrations, politics and administration dichotomy.
MGS718 PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 3 UNITS
Personnel/human resources management practices such as manpower planning, employee recruitment and selection, training and development, performance appraisal, industrial relations.
MGS719 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTIN
Principles of accounting up to double entry system. Application and Interpreted of accounting in Managerial decision. The administration of budgets and the techniques of budgetary control.
MGS720 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Strategies for effective decentralization in developing countries; innovations In African local government systems. Local Government and non-governmental organizations. Comparative local government and field administration system. Significance of local government in respect of intergovernmental relations, finance and personnel management
MGS722 PUBLIC FINANCE AND BUDGETING 3 UNITS
Principles of public finance, taxation, public finance in a federal system, fiscal policy, public debt management relationship between fiscal policy and monetary policy, Budgeting, budget concepts budgeting process in government, budgets and National Development plans, preparation of estimates, Financial Regulations and Budgetary control, control of expenditure, concepts and practices of financial management, pricing of public services.
MGS724 PUBLIC ENTERPRISES MANAGEMENT 3 UNITS
A study of the nature of public enterprises; their origins, development and classification. A survey of the major issues in the management of public enterprises; organizational patterns; financial management staffing, control 5lnd accountability and relations with other public services, private enterprises and the public.
MGS 726 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3 UNITS
Essence of information in management; form and strategies of information storage and retrieval in public agencies: filling: modern information system; cases and practices.
MGS779 POLICY ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING 3UNITS
An examination of the scope of policy sciences and critical review of major theories and concepts of decision making. A detailed survey of methods, tools and u1$.titutions for policy making as we II as case studies of policy challenges and alternatives.
A theoretical, philosophical and empirical analysis and in depth discussion of the background; social, cultural, economic and political issues and problems of ethics and accountability in modem administration of public and private organization including public service, civil service and business ethics, codes of conduct for public and private sectors; diagnosis of ethical dilemma and case illustrations.
MGS783 INTER GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 3 UNITS
A study of intergovernmental relations as a growing sub-theme of public administration.
Federation and intergovernmental relations. Issues in the management of intergovernmental
relations: constitutional, legal, political, economic, financial and personnel. Institutional
mechanisms for managing intergovernmental relations in a comparative perspective with
references to the experience of countries such as U.S.A. India, Brazil, Switzerland, Canada and Australia.
MGS 785 GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT 3 UNITS
Definition of Governance and public management. Governance problems from the perspective of key institutions, political actors and groups in Nigeria; contemporary public management; case studies and practices will be highlighted.
MGS787 MANAGER1AL ECONOMICS AND NATIONAL ECONOMC
Economic theory and applications; theory of consumer behavior, theory of cost investment, Decision, market structure, cost control, demand analysis and forecasting pricing policy. National economic policy, concepts and practice; economic policy making process. Case studies in economic policy making.
MGS789 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 3UNITS
Nature of Science and Technology, technological change and public policy in developing countries: government interactions with the scientific community; political and administrative characteristics of scientific enterprises; issues in the implementation of Nigeria's technology policy.
MGS791 ADVANCED HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 3UNITS
Applied personnel management techniques and skills such as personnel grading, auditing, manpower planning, job analysis, Industrial relations issues such as Unionism, Collective Bargaining, Industrial Conflict, Employers Associations. Specific reference will be made to Nigerian Public Service.
MGS 793 URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION
Urbanization; past and present. The nature and special characteristics of industrial urbanization in relation to the modernization experience. Theories of urban growth and development, the special management problems or urbanization policies, environmental pollution and the provision of adequate social public services.
MGS780 RESEARCH PROJECT 6UNITS
A thesis of about 7,000 words under the supervision of a lecturer in the department on a chosen topic.
CURRICULUM FOR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (PGDPA)
In most developing countries of the world, the economy is essentially public sector-driven. In the light of this, it is important that the public service, which constitutes the engine of government business, must be managed by a crop of highly skilled professionals. Public Administration deals with the management of government business and the PODPA programme is aimed at equipping existing and potential managers in the public service with appropriate skills for effective performance.
The POD in Public Administration programme is designed to equip individuals with the ability to handle management problems especially in the public sector. Other specific objectives of the programme include:
(i) Training individuals to effectively handle problem-solving and decision making as resource managers in their organizations,
(ii) Developing wider understanding of the socio-economic specifics of a public sector
establishment against which managerial problems may be assessed.
(iii) Enhancing the managerial perception of existing and potential public sector managers in the implementation of welfare-oriented decisions.
(iii) Prepare students for higher degrees like MPA and other related disciplines.
3.0 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The criteria for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA) programme are as follows:
(i) Every candidate must have five credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at the '0' Level as basic requirement.
(ii) Holders of Bachelors degree in relevant disciplines with a minimum of Third class division from a recognized university are eligible for admission.
(iii) Holders of HMD with a minimum of Lower Credit from a recognized institution are also eligible for admission,
( iv) Holders of relevant professional qualifications may also be considered.
To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA), the candidates must satisfactorily and successfully complete the course work and pass all the prescribed examinations and the candidate' must also carry out a research project on an approved topic. Breakdown of these requirements is as follows:
(i) Candidates must pass a minimum of 42 credit units, broken down as follows:
* 12 compulsory courses on credit units each 36
* Research project of 6 credit units 6
Total 42 (ii) The minimum pass mark for every course is45%
(iii) Final marks for each course shall be made up of 30% in Continuous Assessment (CA) done through test, assignment, seminars, quizzes and term papers and 70% in examination, except the research project whose score is100%.
(iv) Condition for graduation: A student must pass all courses and attain a minimum 50%weighted average score to earn the award of PGDPA.
(v) Scores in each course shall be based on the grading system as follows:
6.0 COURSE OUTLINE
Course Code Course title Credit unit
MGS613 Administration and Organization Theory 3
MGS641 Public Administration in Nigeria 3
MGS643 Introduction to Development Economics
& Planning 3
MGS645 Introduction to Public Financial Management 3
MGS647 Fundamentals of Financial and
Managerial Accounting. 3
MGS649 Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques 3
MGS669 Research Project II 3 Total 21 Units
Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
MGS652 Ethics in Government 3
MGS654 Administrative Law 3
MGS656 Comparative Public Administration 3
MGS 658 Public Personnel Management 3
MGS660 Public Policy Analysis 3
MGS662 Urban and Rural Management 3
MGS670 Research Project II 3
Total 21 Units
MGS613 ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION THEORY 3UNITS
A survey of administrative theories from classical organization theory school through the human relations school to contemporary systems theory with emphasis on the applicability of these theories to the work in the public sector.
MGS641 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OF NIGERIA 3UNITS
The course reviews the history of Nigerian Public Administration from earlier times through the colonial era to the present time. The course would examine foe scope, nature and approaches to the study of Public Administration. It examines the poetics and administration dichotomy, the differences between private and public administration as well as problems of Nigeria; public Administration and its responsiveness.
MGS 643 INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS & PUNNING 3UNITS
An Introduction to Development Economics, the tools of analysis in Development Economics, Economics and non-economic factors and the politics of economic development. Selected theories of economic development and issues in under - development including industrialization, urbanization environment. Essence of development planning, rationale for planning experience in Nigeria and in selected development countries.
MGS 645 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC FINANCIAL
MANAGEMENT 3 UNITS
Principles of public finance, fiscal policy and the development process; principles and problems of public finance in a federal system, the goals of taxation; interrelationship between fiscal and monetary policy.
MGS 647 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3 UNITS
Principles of accounting up to double entry system. Application and interpretation of accounting in managerial decision. The administration of budgets and the techniques of budgetary control.
MGS 649 RESEARCH METHODS AND QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES 3 UNITS
Justification for the study of statistics and research methods; techniques and procedures of public administration research; a discussion of the problems of utilizing research findings in government. The nature and objectives of statistics, frequency distribution, measures of location, measure of dispersion, probability, statistical distribution, baste sampling techniques.
MGS 652 ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT 3UNITS
Definition and development of the environment and background of the philosophy and practice of rules and principles governing the behavior of public servants and other officials in the public service and in government organizational arrangements (both internal and external) for promoting ethical performance among public servants. An in-depth analysis of the code of conduct of public officers. Introduction of relevant cases to illustrate the ethical dilemma for government officials.
MGS&54 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 3 UNITS
This course examine the growth and characteristics of administrative law; legal safeguard over administration; the problems of delegated legislation; judicial review of administrative action, administrative adjudication and individual liberty.
MGS656 COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 3UNITS
This course critically appraises public administration comparatively across political systems in selected developed and developing countries, similarities and dissimilarities, patterns and methods of Public Administration across countries, scientific study of pattern of Public Administration.
MGS658 PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT3 UNITS
Personnel/Human Resource Management as a major function of management. In depth examination of Personnel/Human Resource Management activities in achievement of objectives of public sector organizations. The special problems of personnel/Human Resource management in the public service/public sector organizations.
MGS660 PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS 3 UNITS
The meaning and nature of public formulation and the various dimension of public policy. The justification for the study of Public Policy process and well know models. Analysis of the process of policy formulation; the role of public institutions public policy analysis and implementation. The concept of public policy - the need to study institutionalism models elite models, and systems models. Theory and input-output model, rationalist model.
The process of public policy problems, identification, policy formulation, legitimating, application and implementation, policy evaluation, legislation in public policy making process.
This course examine causes of rural- urban migration, and proffer solution to the causes of rural urban migration, urbanization, problems or urbanization; environmental pollution, waste, management, slums, overstretching and decay of infrastructural facilities n Nigerian urban areas, solutions to the problems of urbanization in Nigeria.
MGS669&670 RESEARCH PROJECT6UNITS
A thesis of about 5,000 words on a chosen topic to be written under the supervision of a lecturer of the department.
(M.TECH, M.PHIL, PH.D) Department of Management and Accounting
The postgraduate programmers of he Department of Management and Accounting have been d signed to meet the increasing need for high level manpower in all areas of organization management in both the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy. The programmers have been structured to provide advanced training in both course work and research, in those areas of management which are relevant to industrial and technological development of the nation.
The high quality and robustness of the curriculum of the Department's Postgraduate Programmers enhances its capability to solve the myriad of the seemingly intractable resource management problems currently plaguing our nation. Also, career prospects in the academia abound for Masters, M. Phil and Ph. D graduates in both public and private tertiary institutions across the country.
The objectives of the Postgraduate programmers are as follows:
(i) To provide educational advancement through research and course work leading to a post graduate degree in Management Science, with particular emphasis on new developments across the world.
(ii) To provide solid intellectual, theoretical and methodological foundations for the
graduates as they move on in their professional careers and assume increasingly challenging positions in the economy,
(iii) To produce seasoned academics that will research into and teach Management
Science courses in tertiary institutions world-wide.
(iv) To afford students ample opportunities to show case their research capability through international seminar, conferences and symposia in their selected area of specialization.
(v) To foster investigation and research in the development and improvement of Nigeria's resources in particular, and the developing countries in general.
(vi) To provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills of comparable standard such that they can work competently in varied planning/management positions in the public and private sectors in all dimes.
3.0 Areas of Specialization
The Postgraduate programmers will lead to the award of Master of Technology (M. Tech), Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Management Science, though students' thesis may focus on any of the following areas of specialization:
i. Well Equipped Departmental Library /University Central Library
ii. Well Equipped Information and Communication Technology Laboratory.
iii. Inter-Faculty use of Academic personnel.
1. Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Management Science
2. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Management Science
3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Management Science
5.1 Basic Admission Requirement for all Post Graduate Programmers.
Every candidate must have five credit passes including English Language Mathematics, Economics and two other subjects at O’level.
5.2 M.Tech. (Management Science)
(a) Admission Requirements
The admission requirements for M.Tech (Mgt. Science) degree, in addition to the basic O'Level requirement are as follows:
(i) Bachelors degree of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology or any other recognized university with at least a Second Class Lower in either Social or Management Sciences
(ii) Master in Business Administration (MBA) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology with not less than 60% Weighted Point Average. MBA or M.Sc. degree of other recognized Universities may also be considered.
(iii) Candidates will be required to satisfy the Departmental requirement in a selection examination.
(b) Programme Duration
The minimum period for M. Tech programme shall be 4 semesters two (2 semesters for course work and the remaining two semesters for project). The maximum period allowable for M. Tech shall be six (6) semesters for full time students
(c) Degree Requirements
To obtain M. Tech degree in Management Science, a candidate must: a) pass a minimum of 51 course units, made up as follows:
* 37 unite of compulsory courses
(ii) Satisfy seminar requirements prescribed by the Department
(iii) Satisfy all other requirements as stipulated in the regulations of the Postgraduate School.
(d) Examination and Assessment
Examination of all prescribed subjects will consist of 3 hours papers. The candidate will sit for al examinations at the end of the semester during which the subjects are offered. A Continuous Assessment of up to 30% is expected to constitute part of the final grade in all the courses. A thesis based on an original research work in an approved topic shall be submitted by each candidate who will also be required to pass an oral examination in line with the regulations of the Postgraduate School.
The level of performance in any examination will be assessed based on the following grading system:
70 and above A
Weighted Point Average (WPA)
60 and above Ph. D Grade
55-59.9 M.Phil/Ph.D Grade
50-54.9 M.Phil Grade
45-49.9 Terminal Grade
5.2 M.Phil (Management Science)
The programme leading to the award of M. Phil degree is open to candidates who scored between 50% and 54.9% Weighted Point Average in their M. Tech programme or equivalent Such may therefore be required to fulfill the following requirements to be awarded the degree:
Satisfy the course work requirement prescribed by the department depending on observed deficiencies
Satisfy the seminar requirements prescribed by the Department
Satisfy all other existing requirements as stipulated in die regulations of the Postgraduate School.