Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Public Administration Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration provides students with foundational business knowledge, linking industry concepts with real-world examples that foster applied learning to prepare students for their chosen career. Students develop proficiency in business tools/techniques and the principles/skills of management. The program builds on technical skills and soft skills to support the student’s professional growth.


BSBA-PA Program prepares the student to:

• Apply business skills and analytical problem-solving to support government organizational objectives

• Summarize how management knowledge and skills support government agency  performance

Demonstrate knowledge and application of public administration principles

 

The BSBA-PA concentration is designed to prepare students for a career in public service.  The program combines the study of management and business principles and methodologies with the workings of public agencies and introduces students to the basic concepts and methodologies in the field of Public Administration.  Students will gain skills that will help them understand how businesses and government agencies work, the nature of the challenges to the efficient functioning of businesses and public agencies, and the ways and means of transforming businesses and government to enhance the public good.

 

BSBA-PA Program Competencies:

  • Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace.
  • Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and statistics to make effective decisions in public administration.
  • Explain how managers assist organizations, individuals, and teams to adapt to continuous change in government agencies.
  • Demonstrate competencies and professional skills in management and business.
  • Analyze business and government organizations from a managerial perspective.

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ECON212Principles of Microeconomics

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

 

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

or

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

 

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

or

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

 

LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life

4.5

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

MATH301Data Driven Statistics

4.5

MATH451Data Driven Decision Making

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses- Public Administration Concentration

PBAD201Public Administration

4

PBAD210State and Local Government

4

PBAD301Grant Writing Basics

4

PBAD311Shaping Public Policy: Politics and the Legislative Process

4

PBAD350Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

4

PBAD360Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy

4

PBAD411Administrative Law and the Adjudicatory Process

4

Total Credit Hours:28

Courses: Core

ACCT201Accounting I

4

ACCT202Accounting II

4

BADM440Research Design Methods and Applications

4

ECON310Global Managerial Economics

4

FINC400Financial Management

4

HRMT215Management of Human Resources

4

HRMT440Managing Organizational Change

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

MGM255Management Fundamentals

4

MGM316International Business Communications

4

MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles

4

MGM355International Business Practices

4

MGM365The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4

MGMT235Business Law I

4

MGMT345Operations Management

4

MGMT455Business Policies and Strategies

4

MKTG225Introduction to Marketing

4

MPM210Introduction to Project Management

6

PBAD480Public Administration Capstone

4

SCM210Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management

4

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

Total Credit Hours:86

Total Credit Hours: 180

Locations

  • Virtual Campus