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Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Public Administration
If your passion is public service, the Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Public Administration* can help you serve. In addition to a sound business foundation, you'll learn about the workings of public administration, public policy formulation, program development and more. See how University of Phoenix helps you develop the skills you need to lead in public administration.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Public Administration.
What you'll learn
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
How to customize your degree
Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
The Bachelor of Science in Business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (acbsp.org).
The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (ncahlc.org).
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
Need more information?
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Develop 21st Century Skills
The public administration concentration builds upon foundational public administration and policy programs to increase your knowledge of complex issues that face local, state and federal public administrators today. Graduates will learn how to:
- Understand how leadership, human resources, finances and ethics impacts public administration
- Utilize multiple sources of public input to inform decision-making
- Integrate complex theories and apply them to be an effective leader in public administration
- And, more.
These skills may help graduates find opportunities in the public administration field, including positions in local, state and federal governments as well as non-profits.
Learn in a nationally accredited program
The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, an international organization that recognizes and supports teaching excellence, accredits the Bachelor of Science in Business Degree program at University of Phoenix.
Faculty with working know-how
University of Phoenix faculty members have work experience in the fields they teach, which offers you an insider's view of what's happening in the business world.
Experience our 800,000+ member academic social network
Connect to other ambitious learners through our PhoenixConnect® academic social network. Here you can interact with students and faculty, collaborate on projects or simply share ideas with members from all around the country, all from the comfort of your computer.
Is this the right program for you?
Talk to an advisor who specializes in the Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Public Administration degree to make sure this program fits your specific needs. You can also get to know University of Phoenix by checking out the Phoenix Prep Center.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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A business school designed by business for business
The University of Phoenix School of Business prepares students for the 21st-century business world by collaborating with business leaders to develop programs that align with employer needs.
World-class faculty who've been in the boardroom
School of Business faculty members hold master's degrees or higher and have an average of 20 years of experience as CEOs, CFOs, COOs, presidents and more.
Expanded learning opportunities in our academic social network
The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.
Advisors who are committed to your success
We provide each student with advisors who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.