Public Management

7.5 credits

The course is about organization in and control of public organizations, especially with focus on differences and similarities between public and private organizations. The course deals among other things with theories about public organizations, control mechanisms in public organizations and their effects, and development tendencies in as well as problems and challenges with public organizations. The course contains applications where students are supposed to identify and analyze dilemmas that arise in practice in public organizations.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.