The basic notions in management concern the definition of the concept and managerial functions (planning, organization, management, and control), as well as the roles of managerial “talents”. The course approaches the strategic and operational planning by comparisons and explanation of components. It analyses the types of strategic and operational plans and describes the organizational structures that can elaborate strategic plans, as well as those that can ensure the operational planning and implementation of plans. The problems of urban development are approached in relation to mega-tendencies that manifest in today’s world and to Romania’s own problems: globalization, technological progress, sustainable development, decentralization in administration, the building of democratic society, transition to a market oriented economy. By relating the management elements, it explains the features of public administration organizations as well as the legislative framework that regulates the organization and functioning of public administration in Romania. It also presents comparative elements regarding the situation in other European countries. Moreover, the course approaches public policies and clarifies the sectorial and implementation features; the process of strategic planning in urban development is studied in details. As regards the activity in public administration, a special attention is given to regional and urban development as well as to problems of partnership, transparency and public participation, and planning and intervention mechanisms and the role of planning documentation (its problems will be studied in the course on Management and Urban Law, in the 6th year).