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Master of Library and Information Studies/Master of Public Administration

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  • Objectives
    As the information-based economy continues to develop, employees must be effectively equipped with technical and professional competencies to survive and prosper in public sector environments. In response to this need, the School of Information Management and School of Public Administration are jointly offering the only combined degree, MLIS/MPA program in Canada. Graduates of the program are expected to be leaders, particularly with regard to the administration and management of public sector organizations.This three-year program will enable students to pursue careers as: Chief Information Officers Government information policy analysts Information product and service managers Information systems consultants Librarians with a specialization in public policy/public administration Public sector managers
  • Practical experience
    There is an internship associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Library and Information Studies/Master of Public Administration
  • Course description

    Year 1

    • First year classes of the MLIS program; INFO 0590 Practicum** (Spring term)

    Year 2 (8 courses)
    Concentration in Public Administration

    • PUAD 5100 Organizational Design for Governance and Public Management
    • PUAD 5120 Introduction to Public Policy
    • PUAD 5130 Managerial Economics
    • PUAD 5131 Public Economics
    • PUAD 5140 Quantitative Methods for Public Sector Management
    • PUAD 5150 Public Sector Accounting
    • PUAD 5170 Professional Development, Communication and Leadership
    • PUAD 5180 Introduction to Policy Analysis and Research Methods
    • Summer: PUAD 6855 Internship*

    Year 3 (10 courses)

    • PUAD 6000 Ethics, Public Service, and Governance
    • PUAD 6100 Modern Comptrollership
    • PUAD - 5 electives
    • INFO 5590 Information Management Systems
    • INFO - 3 electives

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