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 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 Asia region and an understanding of their relevance to public administration. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all major coursework.
BSPA PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Successful students will:
PLO1: Demonstrate a general understanding of the various roles of professional managers
in the public and nonprofit sectors;
PLO 2: Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills;
PLO3: 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 processes;
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.
|General Education Requirements||47|
|Public Administration Major Requirements||50|
|Public Administration Required Electives||27|
|Requirement for Graduation (credit hours)||124|
The BSCJ program requires students to complete 47 semester hours of General Education. While there are many choices among the General Education courses offered, it is strongly recommended that BSCJ students include the following courses as part of their General Education requirements:
Tier I: Core Foundation –– CT101, MA110, EN110, CO210, EN111
Tier II: Diversity Foundation –– PY101 or SO101, BA110, PA201, EN210
Tier III: Capstone Experience –– PA402
|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||EN111, MA110|
|BA303||Governmental Accounting for Non-Accounting Majors||3||EN111, MA110|
|PA210||Public Administration and Management Concepts and Application||3||None|
|PA215||Supervision in Government Organizations||3||None|
|PA233||Impact of Government Regulatory Admin. on Business||3||None|
|PA304||Government Public Information||3|
|Choice of:||MA385 Applied Statistics or
PA305 Data Analysis in Public Administration
|PA307||The Economics of Healthcare||3|
|PA201||Public Administration in Guam and in the Western Pacific||3|
|PA403||Public Personnel Admin.||3|
|PA405||Leadership Ethics in the Professions||3|
|PA420||Public Finance and Fiscal Policy||3|
|PA490||Special Project: Public Administration||2|
|PA402||Public Admin. and Public Policy||3||Graduating Senior, Instructor’s Consent|
Required electives must be approved by Public Administration advisor.
There are a number of professional certificate programs offered by the School of Business and Public Administration. The purpose of these programs is to extend student learning in various specialized fields and when designated, are developed in accordance with professional standards set by credentialing agencies. See the following program descriptions for information about advisement, admission and course requirements. Advisement is strongly encouraged by the faculty of the contributing certificate/special instruction program. Students interested in pursuing a minor/certificate in Health Services Administration should contact the SBPA Dean’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Assistant Professor, Public Administration / Graduate Program Chair, Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) / Director, Regional Center for Public Policy
John J. Rivera is executive coach, consultant and professor with more than 15 years of diverse professional and academic experience.
John's expertise and forte is in leadership development and strategic capacity building through human capital innovation. His solid track record and strong portfolio are complemented by an array of the most prominent developmental assessments in the market today. He is one of only a few hundred MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioners, with competency in all Levels—Steps I, II, & III. 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 proficiency with assessments, extensive organizational behavior knowledge, diverse training capacity, and transformational leadership qualities.
Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Program Chair for SBPA’s MPA/PMBA Program. He is also Co-Founder and Director of the newly formed Regional Center for Public Policy.
Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Specialization in Leadership - 2012, Capella
MPA - 2015, UOG
PMBA - 2005, UOG
BBA with a Double Major in Business Management and Finance/Economics, Minor in Human Resource Management - 2001, UOG
Associate Professor, Public Administration
Ansito Walter is Associate Professor of Public Administration in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Guam. Dr. Walter teaches courses in Public Administration, Policy, Planning & Development, and other public administration-related courses in the university’s Master of Public Administration and Public Administration and Legal Studies program. He serves as graduate faculty member in the University of Guam/University of Alaska’s Joint Doctoral program.
Dr. Walter holds a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, an M.A. and a PhD from United States International University in San Diego, California. He has participated in various regional and community outreach related projects toward helping underserved, economically disadvantaged Micronesians to become productive/contributing members of society. Dr. Walter served on various regional boards and commissions and as two term Governor of the State of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.
Dr. Walter is active in educating the underserved Micronesian community about the benefits of education and hard work as key to eradicate extreme poverty and become successful productive/contributing members of the 21st Global economy.
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