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SBPA Course Descriptions

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School of Business & Public Administration

SBPA Course Descriptions

Below is a list of courses from the Course Catalog for the School of Business and Public Administration.

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  • PA 303 GOVERNMENT FINANCE

    This is a survey of public financial administration; the budgetary process; the budget as an instrument of fiscal policy; sources of revenue; the procurement function; financial planning and control. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • PA 304 GOVERNMENT PUBLIC INFORMATION

    This course covers the basic principles underlying public information and public relations activity and community relations practices of government; rudiments of techniques used in public information activity and public and community relations practices of government in dealing with the citizenry. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • PA 305 Data Analysis in Public Admini

    This course provides students with basic research tools used in of public administration, criminal Justice, and other applied fields. Emphasis is given to data collection, analysis, and interpretation skills. Major topics include research methods and techniques to study planning, organizing, staffing, directing, reporting and budgeting. Applied policy research is the consistent theme for this course. Prerequisites: BA130. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • PA 306 HEALTH CARE PLANNING AND EVALU

    This course is designed to teach the fundamental techniques, methodologies and political constraints of population-based planning for human services, with an emphasis on health. It explores the origins and purpose of planning and the planning process as a means of implementing social change. Existing planning policies are presented and analyzed with the objective of formulating an outline for a health or social plan for the community. Special emphasis is placed on the evaluation process. A local, national and international perspective of health and social planning is utilized in teaching this course. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • PA 307 THE ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE

    This course investigates the system of economics and the application of classical and modern economic theories to the health care field and social services organizations. During the course students investigate the decision-making processes as they relate to financial health and social care resources management. The student also learns the nature and interpretation of financial reports. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • PA 405 LEADERSHIP ETHICS IN THE PROF

    Issues and cases in professional leadership ethics in SBPA disciplines with case study examples from the United States, Guam, Asia and the Western Pacific provides the framework for the course. Codes of conduct, clientele and organizational relationships, legal requirements and professional accountability are studied with a leadership ethics emphasis for the public and private sector. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • PA 420 PUBLIC FINANCE & FISCAL POLICY

    This course is a study of the manipulation of spending and tax revenue by governmental bodies in such a way as to affect the levels of output, employment, income, and prices in the economy; public financial administration; budgeting, procurement, planning, and control. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • PA 494 Ss: Sem in Intnl Dev Economic

  • PA 498 INTERNSHIP (PUBLIC ADMIN)

    This course provides qualified students with the opportunity to gain experience in public and criminal justice administration. Students are placed in government agencies and related organizations and work under the supervision of a management official. Students must consult with the Internship Coordinator prior to enrolling. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • PA 501 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

    Concentrated study of research methodology, including planning, organizing and esecuting research projects; techniques of gathering data; use of library facilities and other sources of information; analysis and interpretation of data; the art and strategy of presenting oral and written findings. Prerequisites: MA 385 and graduate standing.

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