Prof. Dr. Julia Thaler 


150 hours; Contact hours: 24h; Self-study: 126 hours 



Module no. (Course no.):

3456 (34561)

Recommended prerequisites:

The module requires basic knowledge of public management issues, as typically acquired in any bachelor's program in economics.


In this module, selected current challenges of public management are analyzed on the basis of practical case studies (e.g. Cases from Harvard Business School Publishing) or current practical projects and thus, theoretical knowledge is applied to concrete questions. Implications for management are derived.

Learning objectives:

After completing the module, students should be able to critically discuss the particularities of public management and transfer theoretical knowledge to concrete practical questions. They should be able to derive implications for coping with current challenges.

Proof of performance:

Written examination of 60 minutes or grade certification. If the proof of performance is provided in the form of a grade certification, this will be announced at the latest at the beginning of the module, together with the specific modalities for obtaining the grade certificate.


  • Bovaird, T. & Loeffler, E. (2016), Public Management and Governance. London and New York: Routledge
  • Ferlie, E., Lynn, L., & Pollitt, C. (2007), The Oxford Handbook of Public Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  • Current research articles from leading public management journals (Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review, Public Administration Review)