SW 564 Administration and Management

3 credits

Social work is largely delivered through organizations as they go about the task of transforming social policy into services. The way these organizations are administered affects the way in which they function. These administrative patterns and procedures are critical to the practice, performance and behaviors of its agents and the services they provide to clients. This course offers students a general introduction to the theory and practice of administration from a social work perspective. Theories of management, organization structures, roles and skills for meso and macro practice within an agency or organization are examined. The unique perspective that social workers bring to this discipline in the resolution of agency problems from federal and state rules to budgeting and staff issues is explored.