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BPA/201

Foundations of Public Administration

Online

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$1194

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Total credits

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Course level: Undergraduate

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 course is 5 weeks. PLEASE NOTE: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

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

Week 2

  • Discuss the concept of leading public organizations strategically.
  • 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.

Week 3

  • 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.

Week 4

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

Week 5

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

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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