Course syllabus U15-0114-I - Measurement and Evaluation of Territorial Self-government Performance (FESRD - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Measurement and Evaluation of Territorial Self-government Performance
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

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Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
During the semester there will be 1 written tests for 20 points, presentation of seminary work for 10 points and a final written exam for 70 points. To obtain the grade A it is necessary to get at least 93 points for grade B at least 86 points, C at least 79 points, D at least 72 points D and E at least 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the basic terms and conditions to measure and assess the performance of local authorities, system performance measurement methods, instruments and the formation and use of appropriate indicators for measuring. After completing the course students will know the nature of the measurement and evaluation of the performance of government entities. They will obtain knowledge of methods suitable for cost management and evaluation of financial health, methods for comparing and improving performance. Students will know the effective tools of economic and financial analysis for financial management of local authorities.
Course contents:
- The financial system of self-government,
- Measurement and performance evaluation,
- Methods and tools of performance measuring of self-government,
- Indicators of performance measurement,
- Benchmarking in local self-government,
- Balanced scorecard,
- ABC - assessment of costs, performance and processes,
- Economic analysis of self-government and its methods,
- Financial Analysis of self-government,
- Assessment of the financial health of self-government,
- Reporting, controlling, auditing and rating.
Recommended or required reading:
Ochrana, F., Puček, M. 2011. Efektívní zavádení a řízení změn ve veřejné správě. Wolters Kluwer ČR Praha. ISBN 978-80-7357-667-7.
Ochrana, F. 2002. Manažerské metódy ve veřejném sektoru. Ekopress Praha. ISBN 80-86119-51-3.
VALACH, Maroš, Eva BALÁŽOVÁ, Monika BUMBALOVÁ, Michal CIFRANIČ, Monika GUBÁŇOVÁ a Denisa HANÁČKOVÁ. Manažment územných samospráv. Nitra: Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2019. ISBN 978-80-552-2079-6.

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Eva Balážová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Maroš Valach, PhD. (examiner, instructor, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
10. 3. 2020
Ing. Maroš Valach, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 03/10/2020.

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