The Bachelor of Science in Business/Public Administration (BSB/PA) program is designed to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to effectively apply various business principles and tools in an organizational setting. The BSB/PA major focuses on the efficient and effective utilization of public resources to achieve the public purpose within a dynamic environment. The program will emphasize the foundations of public administration, public policy formulation, program development, implementation and valuation, human resources and labor relations, and public finance.

The Required Course of Study is designed to enable graduates to deal effectively with an increasingly complex business environment. The program stresses skill development in the areas of management, decision-making, financial accounting and managerial finance, quantitative analysis, economics, marketing and utilization of research findings.

This undergraduate degree program has a 60-credit Required Course of Study: 39 credits are allocated to the Bachelor of Science in Business/Public Administration Major, 18 credits to business entry coursework, and 3 credits to the integrating course. Some courses have prerequisite requirements.

Course #Course Title CreditsPrerequisite(s)
GEN 300Skills for Professional Transition 3
MGT 330Management: Theory, Practice, Applications 3GEN 300
MGT 344Organizational Behavior and Ethical Responsibility 3GEN 300
MGT 350Critical Thinking: Strategies in Decision Making 3GEN 300, Critical Thinking Proficiency
RES 341Research and Evaluation I 3GEN 300, Math Proficiency
RES 342Research and Evaluation II 3GEN 300, Math Proficiency, RES 341
CIS 319*Computers and Information Processing 3GEN 300
ACC 300Principles of Accounting 3 All Proficiencies,GEN 300, MGT 330, MGT 344, MGT 350
BUS 415Business Law 3GEN 300
FIN 370Finance for Business 3 All Proficiencies,GEN 300, MGT 330, MGT 344, MGT 350, ACC 300
MKT 421Marketing ** 3 All Proficiencies,GEN 300, MGT 330, MGT 344, MGT 350, FIN 370
ECO 365Principles of Microeconomics 3 Math Proficiencies,GEN 300
BUS 475Integrated Business Topics 3 ALL Proficiencies,GEN 300, MGT 330, MGT 344, MGT 350, RES 341, RES 342, CIS 319, ACC 300, BUS 415, FIN 370, MKT 421, ECO 365
BPA 401Foundations of Public Administration 3GEN 300, BUS 415, MGT 434, FIN 325, MGT 330, MGT 331, MGT 350
BPA 402Politics and Citizenship: The Public Policy Environment 3 All Proficiencies,GEN 300, MGT 330, MGT 344, MGT 350, BPA 401, BUS 415
BPA 403Public Programs: Implementation and Evaluation in a Dynamic Environment 3 All Proficiencies,GEN 300, MGT 330, MGT 344, MGT 350, BUS 415, MGT 434,BPA 401
BPA 404Human Resources and Labor Relations in Public Service 3 All Proficiencies,GEN 300, MGT 330, MGT 344, MGT 350, BUS 415, MGT 434,BPA 401
BPA 405Public Finance: Sources, Management, and Reports 3 All Proficiencies,GEN 300, MGT 330, MGT 344, MGT 350, BUS 415, MGT 434,BPA 401
BPA 406The Public Leader: Integration and Application 3 All Proficiencies,GEN 300, MGT 330, MGT 344, MGT 350, BUS 415, MGT 434,BPA 401