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Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Public Sector
If serving the public through government or a nonprofit organization is your goal, the Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Public Sector* degree program can help. Students of this program acquire the knowledge necessary to understand and improve operations in both the public and private sectors. Discover how the online public administration degree at University of Phoenix prepares you to take on the challenge of improving our world.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Public Sector.
What you'll learn
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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.
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.
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.
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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 in-demand, 21st-century skills.
In addition to teaching valuable analytical and problem-solving skills, the Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Public Sector focuses on how business practices apply to the public sector. Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Systematically make better business decisions within government and nonprofit arenas.
- Apply managerial and analytical skills in a public sector context.
- Develop the skills necessary to manage complex public programs.
Learn in an accredited business degree 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.
Gain knowledge from faculty with working know-how.
University of Phoenix faculty members have work experience in the fields they teach, offering you insiders’ views 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 around the country — all from the comfort of your computer.
Is this the right program for you?
If you have questions about the Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Public Sector, the easiest, most efficient way to get answers is to speak with an Enrollment Advisor.
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.