Online Business Administration in Public Administration
Apply By: 1/6/2021
Classes Start: 1/11/2021
Earn Your Bachelor of Business Administration – Public Administration, 100% Online
Are you driven to make a strong impact in your community or country? Public administration is a field that could be the best fit for you. It is a fascinating, highly rewarding area that revolves around public policy and covers not only government civil service, but a number of other promising industries.
Peru State College Online’s Bachelor of Business Administration – Public Administration blends a foundational business background with an understanding of today’s fiscal, societal and political challenges. It is a well-chosen path for those with a passion for a government or civil service career.
Peru State College’s public administration option is also ideal preparation for earning your online Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM) down the road and seamlessly leads to admission (with an adequate GPA) in this graduate program.
Innovative, online programs are our hallmark, as shown by this intriguing public administration concentration. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Peru State College ensures the utmost quality across all of our online degrees. Equally appealing are the university’s premium flexibility, expert faculty, renowned high value and engaged online community you can count on for support.
With deep, 150-year roots, Peru State College has been offering online programs for more than 20 years. And today, our expertise online adds up to a smooth educational journey, from enrollment through graduation.
Wanting to jumpstart your public service career? Ready to accelerate your professional success? Wherever you might be on your career trajectory, Peru State College’s public administration option can lead to a world of new opportunities. It’s time to turn goals into action, with us by your side. Welcome to Peru State College Online, where you can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration – Public Administration designed expertly for you.
Empowering Education, Expert Faculty
At Peru State College Online, the online courses throughout the 120-credit-hour Bachelor of Business Administration – Public Administration program are taught by credentialed faculty with real-world public administration experience themselves.
Highly qualified PhD faculty members have experience in theoretical and practical aspects of public administration, conflict mediation, voting issues, legal issues, legislative processes, economics, economic development, entrepreneurship, public-private partnerships and grant writing.
They make it their priority to stay on top of current public policy and administration practices. And through continually refreshed, robust curriculum, you are ensured essential knowledge for launching or enhancing your public administration career.
Rest assured, your instructors are experts in online teaching, as well, and strive for a smooth, interactive experience for you and your classmates. By keeping the online classroom smaller than you would typically find with a physical campus, the faculty is able to respond quicker, and focus on meaningful interaction with students one-on-one and as a group.
Our online testing practices are also quality-designed to help you perform at your best, with proctored exams giving way to a more personalized, less stressful experience.
Getting excited about your degree path with us? Our public administration option assures quality online education to accelerate your success.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Through the bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on public administration, you can anticipate the following learning goals and outcomes:
- Explain and apply important concepts related to the administration of business. You will be able to:
- Describe basic concepts in each major functional area of business, including economics, accounting, finance, law, marketing, production operations, organizational behavior, global issues, information management and strategic policy
- Apply business concepts and theories to business situations
- Use appropriate technological and quantitative tools to make and support evidence-based reasoning. You will be able to:
- Collect and interpret data that is relevant to the administration of business from a variety of systems and data structures
- Create accurate and useful quantitative documents and reports
- Analyze data to discover meaningful anomalies and trends
- Express yourself competently and persuasively in written and verbal forms. You will be able to:
- Write well-organized and grammatically correct business documents
- Design and make effective oral presentations using presentation software
- Assume a leadership role and solve complex organizational problems. You will be able to:
- Identify a business problem or opportunity, assess the dynamic business environment, research historical and best practices, and formulate a variety of possible recommendations
- Evaluate business recommendations using global perspectives and giving due consideration to ethical principles
Credit for Experience You Already Have
We make it easy to transfer to Peru State College Online. With nearly 80% of our students transferring in, we’re glad to evaluate all possibilities to make the most of knowledge you’ve gained elsewhere.
- Prior college coursework
- Corporate and military training
- Even life and work experience
It all adds up to maximum transfer credit, and minimal time and tuition to graduation and the new life waiting, for you.
Up to 90* credit hours are accepted from an accredited college
or up to 66 from a community, vocational or tech college.
You could start at Peru State College Online already 75% finished with your program!
Low Tuition, Top-Value Education
Per credit hour
For any state
No other per-credit hour fees
At Peru State College Online, we take it all seriously – including your education investment. Our students work hard on their education, so we do our part to make it as affordable as possible. Peru State’s approach of hiqh quality at a competitive cost works well for both you and us, earning our college the distinction of being a Top ROI, Best Buy and Best Value.
What’s our secret? No surprises here …
- At a lean $299 per credit hour, our low, “one-rate, any-state” tuition simplifies things, with no other per-credit-hour fees to worry about.
- Other cost-friendly options are available, too, like transfer credit, financial aid, and corporate or military tuition assistance, if applicable to you.
- Finally, it’s free to apply.
Less financial stress for you, enormous pride for us. Ready to make the most out of your education dollars? At Peru State College Online, you’ll find transformative education offered affordably, for you.
An Engaged Online Community
With no physical boundaries, Peru State College’s rich tradition of community on campus easily extends to our family online. You will immediately feel welcome among our circle of faculty, staff and distance learners like you.
Simple, Clear Application Process
Whether you’d like a little help from us or prefer to get started on your own, your journey at Peru State College Online begins with a smooth — and FREE — application process.
- STEP ONE. Complete the Application for Admission (FREE)
- STEP TWO. Request your official high school and, if applicable, college transcripts (not required if you are transferring from Chadron State College or Wayne State College)
We promise a speedy response to your application, averaging about 24 hours to process. From there, we’ll work together to enroll and get you moving toward your graduation goal ahead.
The education, support and experiences provided by Peru State have forever changed my life for the better.
Flexible, Quality Learning
At Peru State College Online, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how flexible quality learning can be. All courses are intentionally designed for online learning, and our 120-credit-hour online Bachelor of Business Administration – Public Administration can be safely accomplished wherever and whenever is best for you.
General Studies Requirements
All Business majors must complete these courses as part of their General Studies requirements.
BUS 201 Organizational Communications (3 Credit Hours)
Students study communication foundations, the writing process, and communicating through letters, memoranda, and e-mail messages. The culminating activity permits students to understand the report process and research methods, manage data and use graphics, and organize and prepare reports and proposals for the design and delivery of business presentations.
CMIS 101 Information Systems Concepts and Applications (3 Credit Hours)
This course is an introduction to basic computer concepts and Windows-based spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics software currently used in industry. Development of problem-solving and proficiency using selected commercial software packages is stressed.
ECON 221 Principles Of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
Consideration is given to the microeconomic concepts of wages, interest, rent and profits, personal distribution of income, consumption, monopolies, agriculture, government taxation and expenditures, international trade and comparative economic structures.
ECON 222 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
This course presents elementary concepts of macroeconomics with an emphasis on equilibrium analysis, monetary and fiscal policy, banking, developmental economics, and comparative economic systems.
MATH 112 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)
This course is for students who specifically need algebra in certain pre- professional programs. It covers algebraic principles and processes and is not to be taken for credit by students who have completed Math 113 or Math 120.
ACT Math 17 or greater, SAT 530 or greater or Math 100
STAT 210 Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
A study of the methods of summarizing and interpreting data, elementary probability, and its relation to distributions. The meanings, importance, and application of the normal and binomial distributions and the methods of random sampling, testing of hypotheses, analysis of paired data, and interpretation of standardized test scores are covered. Students work on independent research projects to gain first- hand experience with the issues of the course.
Business Core Requirements
You must complete the following requirements in addition to the General Studies requirements. No grade lower than “C-” will satisfy major requirements.
BUS 214 Introduction to Business Quantitative Methods (3 Credit Hours)
This course introduces basic business quantitative concepts to students. Basic business math, banking practices, trade discounts, markups and markdowns, breakeven analysis, payroll, credit installment purchases, mortgage finance vs. refinance, simple and compound interest calculations, annuities and sinking funds, interpretation of financial reports, depreciation, inventory, taxation, insurance, and an understanding of the elements of the stock market are included in the course. Students are introduced to basic business statistics and the used of advanced Excel in the course.
BUS 231 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
Students are introduced to accounting as an information system that provides reports to stakeholders about the economic activities and condition of a business. Students learn about the complete accounting cycle, accounting systems and internal controls, and balance sheet accounts cash, receivables, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, and current liabilities.
BUS 232 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
Students continue their preparation in accounting by studying the accounting process for a corporation – organization, capital stock transactions, and dividends; income and taxes, stockholders’ equity, and investments in stocks; and bonds payable and investments in bonds. Other topics studied are: statement of cash flows, financial statements and analysis, managerial accounting and job order cost systems, process cost systems, cost behavior and cost-volume-profit analysis, and budgeting and performance evaluation using variances from standard costs.
Prerequisites: Principles of Financial Accounting
BUS 251 Legal Environment and Contract Law (3 Credit Hours)
This course examines the sources and origins of law and the legal system, legal processes, and fundamental legal principles, with an emphasis on the obligations of parties to a contract.
BUS 328 Principles of Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
Students learn the buying, selling, transporting, and storing functions involved in marketing, with an introduction to retailing, wholesaling, and marketing management.
BUS 335 Production/Operations Management (3 Credit Hours)
This course explores a wide variety of production and operations management topics. Topics include: operations strategy and competitiveness, product design, process selection, quality management, capacity management, Just-in-Time (JIT) production systems, facility location and layout, supply chain management, operations scheduling, and the production planning process.
Prerequisites Required: BUS 232 and STAT 210 (or MATH 240 or 340)
BUS 339 Business Finance (3 Credit Hours)
Students examine the sources and management of funds used to finance assets. Strategies and tools are presented in the areas of financial analysis and planning, working capital management, capital budgeting, and long- term financing.
Prerequisites: Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUS 373 Organizational Behavior (3 Credit Hours)
This course presents the foundations of the history, theory, and applications of organizational behavior in the areas of personality, stress, motivation, job design, goal setting, learning theory, behavior modification, group behavior, power, leadership, organizational structure, decision-making, and control.
BUS 480 International Business (3 Credit Hours)
Students learn contemporary business and management practices in multi-national market environments with emphasis on cultural, financial, and marketing differences.
BUS 495 Business Policy (3 Credit Hours)
This course requires students to demonstrate the ability to analyze a firm’s internal and external environments and to apply concepts, theories and analytical models related to the formulation and implementation of business-level and corporate-level strategies through critical thinking and problem solving. The student communicates solutions to case scenarios both in writing and through oral presentations. The influence of other functional areas on strategic thinking emphasizes teaching students the linkage between strategic problems, management interpretations, solutions, and firm performance. This senior level seminar is the capstone experience and senior competency course for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Applied Science in Management students and should be taken in the last year of study.
For Seniors Only
CMIS 300 Information Systems Management (3 Credit Hours)
This course introduces concepts of systems management from a business viewpoint and an information systems viewpoint. Students utilize graphical tools including flowcharts to examine business and information systems processes. Fundamental programming concepts are introduced including algorithms, data types, control structures and Boolean logic. An overview of project management including critical path and dependencies is introduced.
Public Administration Option
BUS 331 Risk Management and Insurance (3 Credit Hours)
This course introduces students to the study of risk management and insurance.
BUS 353 Organizational Ethics (3 Credit Hours)
This course applies ethical concepts and principles to moral issues in business: corporate responsibility, discrimination, advertising, competition, whistle-blowing, trade-secrets, multinationals, environment, workers’ rights, government regulation, investment, bribes, product liability, and consumerism.
BUS 390 Project Management (3 Credit Hours)
This course focuses on concepts, strategies and software associated with project management and the use of project management in the organizational environment.
BUS 493 Team Design and Performance (3 Credit Hours)
This course examines the design and performance of work and decisional teams including team composition, authority, communication, roles, support, and leadership. This course will prepare the student to be a successful team member and leader by exploring team evolution, self-management, and conflict resolution. This course is recommended for juniors and seniors in any degree program.
PSCI 201 American National Government (3 Credit Hours)
This course is a thorough introduction to the U.S. political system, its institutions and processes. Topics will include the Constitutional founding, federalism, political culture, Congress, the Presidency, judiciary, bureaucracy, public opinion and the media, the electoral process, and civil liberties. General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq and Explanatory Schema – Social Science
PSCI 202 State and Local Government (3 Credit Hours)
This course includes description and analysis of political institutions and behavior in American states with interstate comparisons and comparisons between state and national political systems. Lecture topics include the development and role of American local government, its forms and structures, and the relationship to the federal government. General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq and Explanatory Schema – Social Science
PSCI 426 American Constitutional Law (3 Credit Hours)
A study of the historical and political context of constitutional doctrine through major decisions. The emphasis is on constitutional growth as it relates to the fundamental structure of American government and the social order. Dual-listed as HIST 426. General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq and Explanatory Schema – Social Science
Prerequisites: American National Government
PSCI 468 Public Administration (3 Credit Hours)
Students will study a range of topics involved in the administration of public agencies. Topics will include the history of America’s public service, the development of intergovernmental relations, bureaucracies, public personnel, budgeting, decision making, evaluation procedures, and regulatory administration. This class will encourage students to investigate the role of public administration in the past and today, as well as to conjecture the possibilities for the future. Dual-listed as BUS 468. General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq and Explanatory Schema – Social Science
Prerequisites: American National Government
Careers and Outcomes
Exciting Careers Within Your Reach
With your online Bachelor of Business Administration – Public Administration under your belt, you can accelerate your career in the civil service realm.
Careers in the government and public administration cluster involve making laws, ensuring safety and providing other public services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 1 million jobs (outside the military) that are assigned to the government and public administration cluster. Median annual wages for these occupations range from $20,620 for legislators to $76,890 for financial examiners.
By completing an online Bachelor of Business Administration – Public Administration degree at Peru State College, you will be prepared for careers like:
Are you ready to secure a career in serving our cities, communities and country? Come to Peru State College Online and prepare for the exceptional public administration career in store for you.
Job titles and salaries reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.