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Business Administration – Public Administration Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: D25120PA

Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy.

Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making.

Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions and large to small business or industry.

This program leads to a Diploma. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

This curriculum is designed for the student that wishes to obtain the Associates in Applied Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Administration.


Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Acct 3 2 0 4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
ECO 251 Prin of Microecon 3 0 0 3
PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin 3 0 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 0 3
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 15 4 0 17
Spring Semester-1st Year
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3 0 0 3
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Government 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 14 2 0 15
Summer Semester
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3
_______ Communications Elective (Select One: COM 120, COM 231 ) 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 6 0 0 6

Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.

NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.

Several of these courses are offered via distance education. Refer to your class schedules and/or your advisor for more details.