The emphasis in Public Administration introduces learners to the roles and responsibilities of managers and leaders in the public service sector. Learners will become familiar with various functions of public administrators in the areas of theory of leadership, finance, risk management, change management, and human resources. Particular attention is paid to the relationship of various departments and agencies within a governmental structure.
Career Opportunities: Positions as human resource managers and directors, human resource specialists, compensation and benefits managers, training and development managers, recruiters, employee assistance plan managers.
This 15-unit emphasis may be paired with the following programs: B.A. in Applied Psychology, B.A. in Applied Studies, B.A. in Leadership, B.A. in Management, B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Health Sciences, and B.S. in Information Systems.
MGT 360Risk Management
MGT 390Project and Change Management
LEAD 320Theory and Practice of Leadership
LEAD 330Managerial Finance
LEAD 420Human Resource Strategy