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Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

 



Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (BSPA) is designed to equip students with professional competencies to accomplish managerial tasks and organizational objectives in public and not-for-profit organizations.  Students enrolled in the BSPA Degree program study the various roles of professional managers in the public service; develop leadership and analytical skills;  study policy-making processes; and learn the techniques of sound public sector management.  The program provides special attention and sensitivity to cultural and social issues in the Western Pacific and Asian region and an understanding of their relevance to public administration.  Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all major coursework.

 

Public Administration Program Learning Goals:

PLO 1:  Demonstrate a general understanding of the various roles of professional managers in the public and non-profit sectors;

PLO 2:  Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills;

PLO 3:  Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in solving real world problems in public administration;

PLO 4:  Demonstrate a sufficient real world understanding of public policy process;

PLO 5:  Demonstrate proficiency in information technology, and communication skills, etc.;

PLO 6:  Demonstrate an understanding of local, regional and global environments and their relevance to public administration;

PLO 7:  Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, professional, and socially responsible behavior.

 

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BSPA DEGREE

General Education Requirements 55
Foundation Courses 27
Public Administration Major Requirements 21
Required Electives within SBPA 15
General Electives 6
Requirement for Graduation (credit hours) 124

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FOUNDATION COURSES

Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
BA130 Introduction to Computer and Applications 3 MA110 or MA115
BA230 Data Processing and Data Admin with MAC Applications 3 MA100 or MA115
BA330 Information Technology and Networks for Business 3 BA130
BA252 International Tourism 3 BA240
BA260 Fundamentals of Marketing 3  
BA303 Governmental Accounting for Non-Accounting Majors 3  
LW402 Constitutional Law 3  
MA385 Applied Statistics or 3 MA151 or equivalent
PA305 Data Analysis in Public Administration 3 BA130
PA201 Public Administration in Guam and in the Western Pacific 3  
PA215 Supervision in Government Organizations 3  
  Total 27  

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 

(Total: 21 credit hours)
Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
PA210 Public Administration and Management Concepts and Application 3  
PA233 Impact of Government Regulatory Administration on Business 3  
PA303 Government Finance 3  
PA402 Public Administration and Public Policy 3  
PA403 Public Personnel Administration 3  
PA405 Leadership Ethics in the Professions 3  
PA420 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy 3  
  Total 21  

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MINOR REQUIREMENTS

(Total: 18 credit hours)
Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
PA210 Public Administration and management: Concepts and Applications 3  
PA233 Impact of Government Regulatory Administration of Business 3  
PA303 Government Finance 3  
PA403 Public Personnel Administration 3  
PA405 Leadership Ethics in the Professions 3  
PA420 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy 3  
  Total 18  

Faculty Advisors

University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Legal Studies and Public Administration

Office Location: SBPA Bldg. Room 133
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Public Administration

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 136
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Public Administration / Program Chair, Master of Public Administration and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 138
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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About

John J. Rivera, an INTJ, is an executive coach, consultant and professor with a decade and a half of diverse professional and academic experience.

John possesses a strong skill set that is complemented by an array of the most prominent developmental assessments in the market today. He is one of only a few hundred MBTI™ (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Master Practitioners, with competency in all Levels—Steps I, II, & III. Of those certified to use the Step III instrument, he is in a class of about a hundred people worldwide. He is Guam's first and only MBTI™ Master Practitioner, Certified Step III Practitioner, EMP™ Founding Practitioner, and was among the first EQ-i certified practitioners. Other certifications include the EMP™, EQ-i®, FIRO®, JTB™, KGI®, MMTIC®, PMAI®, TIPS™ TKI®, and Strong®.

Throughout Guam and Region John has worked with a diverse mix of organizations/companies to grow strategic, organizational and leadership capacity. He is best known for his expertise with assessments, extensive organizational behavior knowledge, diverse training capacity, and transformational/charismatic leadership qualities.

Education

Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Specialization in Leadership - 2012, Capella University
MPA - 2015, UOG
PMBA - 2005, UOG
BBA with a Double Major in Business Management and Finance/Economics, Minor in Human Resource Management - 2001, UOG


CERTIFICATIONS

  • MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioner (Levels—Steps I, II, & III)
  • CPI™
  • EMP™ Founding Practitioner
  • EQ-i 2.0®
  • FIRO®
  • KGI®
  • MMTIC®
  • PMAI®
  • Strong®
  • TIPS™
  • TKI®

     

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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Public Administration

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 135
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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