250 word discussion board post referencing the final paper:
In Week 8, your final paper will be a report on a public management issue of your choice. However, regardless your choice, the professor must approve the topic. This paper will be in the format of a report and will not be an advocacy paper.
Use this forum to select your topic.
The paper should be at least 10 pages [the total does not include Cover Page, Abstract, and Reference Page(s)] in the length. The paper needs to include at least six scholarly or peer-reviewed sources. References are listed at the end of the paper and should follow the APA Style Manual. Use of the APUS online library is strongly encouraged.
Here are a few ideas to help you get started. These are examples only and are very broad. If you select one, narrow it and be more specific as needed. You may want to consider a paper topic that will be of benefit to you and your organization.
The Future of Public Management
Explain how Congress affects today’s Public Manager
Compare and contrast at least two leading approaches to managing public organizations.
Assess the part diversity, or lack thereof, plays in public administration.
Select a public issue that you see in real life and develop a solution that takes into account multiple stakeholders and decision-makers.
Describe the importance of information systems for public managers and the characteristics of useful information. (Do not recycle your forum work.)
Explain how to initiate a cultural change in your organization.