Online Public Administration Degree

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)
  • Is ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth 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.

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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)

CLASSES START

  • October 01, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • January 07, 2020

TOTAL CREDITS

180

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online

Online Public Administration Program Details

  • Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration (BSBA-PA) is a 180-credit hour program that is offered online. It consists of 66 general education credits, 86 credit hours devoted to the business administration core, and 28 credit hours in the public administration concentration.

    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is designed to provide students with foundational business knowledge, linking industry concepts with real-world examples that foster applied learning to help students prepare to pursue opportunities in the field of public service. Students work to 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.

    The BSBA-PA 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 focus on building skills to 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.

     

    The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

     

  • Degree Requirements

    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
    Courses: Core
    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

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    This degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

     

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