Public Administration Concentration | Los Angeles Pacific University

Public Administration
 

Concentration Overview


The concentration in Public Administration introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of managers and leaders in the public service sector. Students will become familiar with various functions of public administrators in the areas of theory of leadership, finance, risk management, change management, and human resources. Particular attention is paid to the relationship of various departments and agencies within a governmental structure.

Public Administration

This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:

Coursework

15 Units

MGT

360

Risk Management

3 Units

This course considers underlying risk assessment and analysis theory and explores key steps and actions that can be taken to manage risk. Attention will be given to topics such as assessing the risk management process; understanding and acting on risk mitigation options; identifying and communicating risks, and studying and understanding the community or entity at risk.

MGT

390

Project and Change Management

3 Units

Studies the process and practice of project and change management of information systems and software applications. Learners work through the process of defining, planning, implementing and delivering a change project. Learners develop cost estimates, time requirements, quality controls, team assignments, training schedules, documentation and potential risks associated with the change.

LEAD

320

Theory and Practice of Leadership

3 Units

Provides an evaluative review of the major theories and practices of leadership studies, which include leaders in various sectors. The history, structure, behavior, development, and dynamics of successful and aberrant leaders are explored.

LEAD

330

Managerial Finance

3 Units

This course provides leaders with the essential financial knowledge to aid in the strategic decision-making process. Leaders develop the skills necessary to set long and short-term financial goals and metrics to measure the financial success and health of an organization. Leaders learn how to utilize standard financial ratios and financial statement analysis to set the financial course for an organization.

LEAD

420

Human Resource Strategy

3 Units

This course introduces adult learners to many of the key components of human resources (HR) in organizations, such as workforce planning, recruitment, selection, staffing, performance evaluation, training, compensation, and other issues. The leader’s perspective in relation to HR functions is the primary focus in this course.

Total Units

15 Units

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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Potential Careers


Positions as human resource managers and directors, human resource specialists, compensation and benefits managers, training and development managers, recruiters, employee assistance plan managers.

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