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Why Online at Ottawa University for Your Public Administration Bachelor’s Degree?
A concentration consists of a minimum of four courses, of which at least 12 semester credits must be upper division. See the course catalog for more information regarding concentrations.
Select four of the following courses:
Accounting for Business Operations | ACC 20364
Introduces operating activities of business. Emphasis on using income statements to plan and evaluate the operations of a for-profit entity.
Macroeconomics | ECO 20163
Focuses on inflationary consequences of monetary and fiscal policies designed to eliminate poverty and unemployment, significance of money and government deficits on attainment of goals of high employment and economic growth in a non-inflationary environment and role of the dollar in international trade.
College Algebra | MAT 10643
College Algebra emphasizes problem solving techniques using algebraic concepts. The focus of the course is directed toward exploring how algebra is used in the social and physical sciences. Topics covered include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations, and inequalities, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, composition and inverse functions.
Microeconomics | ECO 20263
Study of the role of prices in allocating and developing scarce resources to meet the needs and demands of consumers, the impact of the profit motive on business size and efficiency, the economic power of large-scale business firms, the interplay of private and public choice through price controls, business regulation and taxation.
Business Statistics | OAD 30763
Focuses on basic methods of research design and analysis of data including descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include mean, median, mode, frequency distribution, range standard, deviation, probabilities of sampling selection, Z-value, T-value, regression and correlation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and Chi-square analysis.
Business Ethics | OAD 31664
Introduces development of personal and group norms required for work places. Topics include moral reasoning in business, employee rights and responsibilities of corporations.
Behavior in Organizations | OAD 30063
Study of human behavior in work organizations. Focuses on individual satisfaction and motivation as
related to organizational structure, nature of task and focus of power. Topics include small group formation, maintenance, organizational conflict, communications, and leadership.
Governmental Budgeting | OAD 33064
Examines governmental budgeting process, procedures and cycles. Includes consideration of legislative taxation and appropriation processes at state and local levels. Evaluates contemporary approaches such as zero-base budgeting, planning programming budgeting systems and cost/benefit analysis.
American Government | HPS 13353
Introduces American government and the philosophy, structure and operation of it. Studies performance and problems of American government with emphasis on the question of the citizen’s knowledge, role and responsibility.
Philosophy and Ethics of Public Administrations | HPS 40154
Exposition and development of theoretical framework for administration of public organizations.
Examines ethical decision-making guidelines for the
Administration of Public Organizations | OAD 43564
Examines management principles applied to governmental agencies and other public organizations
especially at state and local levels, interfacing public organization with legislative process, regulatory process and public interest.
Public Policy | HPS 49300
Capstone course that guides student to the integration of political science, economics and sociology to
increase understanding of policies and policy-making
processes of the federal government. Includes strategies for increasing organizational effectiveness.