Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Public Administration
By combining management and business best practices with key principles of government operations, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Public Administration concentration from CTU can help you prepare to pursue a career in either the public or private sector. Explore foundational business knowledge that companies look for in their employees while immersing yourself in the various rules and regulations that govern civil and public organizations.
The BSBA in Public Administration:
- Has CTU Fast Track™ exams available, a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know
- Is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Ranked Among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row*
At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Courses: General Education
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours COMS105 Interpersonal Communication 4.5 or COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5 or COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5 ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics 4.5 ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics 4.5 ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5 ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5 GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs 4.5 or HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5 MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5 MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5 MATH301 Data Driven Statistics 4.5 MATH451 Data Driven Decision Making 4.5 PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5 or HUMN250 World Values and Cultures 4.5 SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5 SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5 SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5 SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5 UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5 or HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 66
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT201 Accounting I 4 ACCT202 Accounting II 4 BADM440 Research Design Methods and Applications 4 ECON310 Global Managerial Economics 4 FINC225 Financial Statement Analysis 4 HRMT215 Management of Human Resources 4 HRMT440 Managing Organizational Change 4 IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4 MGM255 Management Fundamentals 4 MGM316 International Business Communications 4 MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles 4 MGM355 International Business Practices 4 MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4 MGMT235 Business Law I 4 MGMT345 Operations Management 4 MGMT455 Business Policies and Strategies 4 MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing 4 MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6 PBAD480 Public Administration Capstone 4 SCM210 Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management 4 UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4 or MGMT115 Introductory Business Practices 4 Total Credit Hours: 86
Courses- Public Administration Concentration
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours PBAD201 Public Administration 4 PBAD210 State and Local Government 4 PBAD301 Grant Writing Basics 4 PBAD311 Shaping Public Policy: Politics and the Legislative Process 4 PBAD350 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation 4 PBAD360 Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy 4 PBAD411 Administrative Law and the Adjudicatory Process 4 Total Credit Hours: 28
Total Credit Hours: 180
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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Ways to Save
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
- Active duty military status (see the tuition tab for details)
- Number of CTU Fast Track™ courses successfully passed
- Number of credits transferred and accepted from other institutions
- Eligibility for a Corporate Alliances Grant (check with your CTU Admissions Advisor)
- Tuition Reimbursement (talk to your HR Manager)
- Grants or scholarships at CTU
Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*
Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.
*The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track tests successfully passed. Fast Track program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.
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Classes start January 1, 2019!
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Online Programs - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student's ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.
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Reporting Period: 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017
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