Integrated Management Curriculum

Effective leadership requires balanced judgment and actions that reflect the interconnectedness of strategic, operational, political, financial, ethical, and policy considerations, and can be challenging to teach and to learn. By helping students accumulate and apply responsibilities and frameworks to case studies, our Integrated Management Curriculum treats the essential skills in an integrated and dynamic manner, rather than separate and static. Evans School faculty have drawn on the work of many colleagues from around the country and refined the collection and presentation of curriculum material into a fully integrated core management course.

The Integrated Management Curriculum is built around the responsibilities, problems and skills that public managers face in their daily work, using literature and theory to amplify and deepen a student’s ability to respond to practical challenges. In place of separate core management courses, this integrated curriculum offers the ability to weave together the talents and skills of effective leadership. Some areas of concentration, such as budgeting, are still a separate requirement, but these courses are carefully connected to this core integrated management course.

We are pleased to share with our colleagues this assemblage of conceptual frameworks, cases, literature, teaching notes, student study guidance and assignments, and summary power point presentations, as samples to assist in preparing your own syllabus and curriculum.

This curriculum was developed by Jonathan Brock, associate professor, with contributions from Stephen B. Page, associate professor; J. Patrick Dobel, professor; and Marc Lindenberg, former professor and dean; and Angela Day, then a Master of Public Administration student, all from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.

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