Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Public Sector
The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) undergraduate degree program is designed to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to effectively apply various business principles and tools in an organizational setting. The BSB foundation is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practical application, while examining the areas of accounting, critical thinking and decision-making, finance, business law, management, marketing, organizational behavior, research and evaluation, and technology. Students are required to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the undergraduate business curricula through an integrated topics course.
The Public Sector concentration focuses on the efficient and effective utilization of public resources to achieve the public purpose within a state, local, or not-for-profit environment. The concentration emphasizes the foundations of public policy, program development, implementation and valuation, human resources and labor relations, and public finance. Students will develop powerful leadership skills enabling them to successfully manage complex public programs.
In the Public Sector concentration, 15 credit hours are required. Students must successfully complete two required courses: BPA 303 (Public Programs: Implementation and evaluation in a Dynamic environment) and BPA 406 (The Public Leader: Integration and Application). Students must also complete three additional business elective courses (9 credit hours) within the Public Sector concentration. In addition to the required course of study, students must satisfy general education and elective requirements to meet the 120 (124 for Kansas) semester-credit minimums required for completion of the degree. Additionally, there are two suggested elective tracks that students have the option to complete as part of the 9-concentration elective credit requirements. These include a Public Administration track and Not-for-Profit track. Students must also satisfy general education and elective requirements to meet the 120 (124 for Kansas) semester-credit minimums required for completion of the degree.
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The Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Public Sector is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (acbsp.org)
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