The Certificate of Advanced Study in E-Government Management and Leadership is composed of a cluster of four graduate-level courses that will total 12 credits. To receive the CAS, a student must earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
Each student must take the two required classes, IST 711 Electronic Government: Concepts and Practice (Distance) and PAI 895 Executive Education Seminar: Managerial Leadership. These are the gateway courses for this CAS.
The certificate can be completed on campus or in a blended learning environment in which students take courses on campus and online.
Students will consult with their CAS advisors to select the two additional courses to complete the 6 additional credits, depending on the students experience and background as well as their expected future career path. The six credits will be taken from a designated list that will include both Maxwell School and iSchool courses (please see below).
Some students may choose to take both electives in either school or one elective from each school. The student may select courses that focus on the technical context and technical design or courses that explore the variety of organizational design and management issues that are obviously associated with the e-government implementation.
I. Required Courses
IST 711 ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE
This course provides a practical introduction for a number of key activities that are essential for a successful operation and evaluation of e-Government services. The class will describe how students can access and use a range of Federal e-Govemment information services. The course will also examine the types of challenges and key issues students will face when evaluating E-government services; how to think strategically about what specifically needs to be evaluated, and political issues related to evaluation will also be discussed. Future needs and developments to improve e-Government services will also be discussed.
PAI 895 EXECUTIVE EDUCATION SEMINAR: MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP
Objectives are to establish an understanding of the schools of leadership thinking, especially current trends, to practice requisite skills, and to plan for additional learning and development through assessment and action planning. Course readings focus on leadership theory and practice and their application in the changing organizational environment.
II. List of Information School Course Electives
The following provides a representative sample of courses offered at the iSchool that would be appropriate offerings for completion of the E-government CAS.
IST 618 SURVEY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION POLICIES
IST 623 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SECURITY
IST 625 ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT
IST 626 BUSINESS INFORMATION RESOURCES AND STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE
IST 629 ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATIONAL SECURITY
IST 634 SECURITY IN NETWORKED ENVIRONMENTS
IST 639 ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGIES
IST 641 USER-BASED DESIGN
IST 645 MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECTS
IST 649 HUMAN INTERACTION WITH COMPUTERS
IST 653 INTRODUCTION TO TELECOMMUNICATION AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT
IST 659 DATA ADMINISTRATION CONCEPTS AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT
IST 673 STRATEGIC PLANNING IN AN INFORMATION-BASED ORGANIZATION
IST 679 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES
IST 683 MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED CHANGE
IST 726 ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
IST 727 IT CAPITAL PLANNING
IST 728 INFORMATION SECURITY POLICIES
IST 745 ADVANCED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
IST 754 FINAL PROJECT IN TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
IST 769 ADVANCED DATA ADMINISTRATION CONCEPTS AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT
IST 775 INFORMATION INDUSTRY STRATEGIES
IST 782 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION POLICIES
III. List of Public Administration Course Electives
The following provides a representative sample of courses offered at the Maxwell that would be appropriate offerings for completion of the CAS in e-Government Management and Leadership.
PAI 709* PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
PAI 723* MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS
PAI 730 INFORMATION STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
PAI 730 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR I: I-GOVERNANCE MANAGEMENT IN THE INFORMATION AGE
PAI 730 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR II: GOVERNMENT 2.0
PAI 730 NETWORKED GOVERNANCE
PAI 730 FORECASTING FOR POLICY ANALYSIS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
PAI 734* PUBLIC BUDGETING
PAI 742 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND LAW
PAI 755* PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & DEMOCRACY
PAI 772 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND PUBLIC POLICY DISCUSSIONS
PAI 789 ADVANCED POLICY ANALYSIS