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Business Administration/Public Administration

Curriculum Description

Public Administration is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This curriculum prepares students for entry into management positions in state/local governments and not-for-profit organizations, provides education for current employees, and informs citizens of governmental functions.

Course work includes study and practical application in personnel administration, decision making, ethics, organizational theories, and budgetary and other governmental issues. Emphasis is placed on building analytical skills, stimulating moral imagination, and recognizing the discretionary power of the administrator’s role.

Through acquisition of knowledge and skills, individuals should be able to perform governmental activities. By developing personal competencies and qualities, graduates will be eligible for employment in the public administration profession.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A2512H
NC CIP: 44.0401
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
   
    13 4 0 15

Spring Semester
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Survey of Economics (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prin of Microeconomics (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    14 2 0 15

Summer Term
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3 0 0 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Business Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    6 0 0 9

Fall Semester
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3 0 0 3
PMT 110 Intro To Project Mgmt 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Intro Interpersonal Com (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
   
    15 0 0 15

Spring Semester
BUS 260 Business Communication 3 0 0 3
MKT 228 Service Marketing 3 0 0 3
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3 0 0 3
PAD 253 Intro to Urban Planning 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Org Behavior in Business (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
   
    12 0 10 16

Total Credit Hours: 70

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives - Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Business Electives - Select one: ACC 121, BUS 110, BUS 125, BUS 225, BUS 270, CTS 230, INT 115, MKT 223, or PMT 111.

*This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.