bpa201 | undergraduate

Foundations Of Public Administration

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This course serves as an introduction to the study of public administration. During this course, students will review the political and social theories of public administration. Students will review leadership, human resources, finance, and ethics within a public policy-making environment. This course guides students to become familiar with the contemporary, complex issues facing local, state, and federal public administrators.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Leadership and Decision Making in Public Administration

    • Discuss collective leadership in a shared-power environment.
    • Explain collective leadership and democratic governance.
    • Explain the importance of developing intrapersonal skills as a public leader.
    • Discuss the concept of leading public organizations strategically.

    Human Resources, Motivation, & Compensation in Public Administration

    • Explain the importance for public leaders to be able to inspire their employees using public service motivation.
    • Discuss the unique context of public sector compensation.

    Budgeting and Finance in Public Administration

    • Explain the performance budgeting process.
    • Discuss the various types of government revenue.
    • Explain reliable revenue systems.

    Ethics in Public Administration

    • Define the historical meaning of public service.
    • Discuss the emerging opportunities for public leaders to embrace ethical principles.

    Political and Social Theories in Public Administration

    • Discuss governing in an age of transformation.
    • Explain the changing environment of governance.
    • Explain the importance of public participation to promote accountability.
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