Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Public Administration
From state and local government to nonprofit organizations, public administration specialists use fundamental business knowledge in the public sector to evaluate and improve governing policies and day-to-day operations. CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree - Public Administration degree is designed to help students develop the skills and practices for a business-oriented career opportunity in public service. The BSBA-PA concentration involves studying management and business principles and the workings of public agencies. The curriculum introduces students to the basic concepts and methodologies in the field of Public Administration. Students may gain an understanding of businesses and government agency operations, as well as insight into how to solve the challenges facing these agencies.
For the fourth year in a row, CTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*
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- 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
Courses: General Education
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours 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 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
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
- Number of 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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