General Administration Policy

Many majors appreciate the flexibility of a General Administration Policy track, which provides a grounding in public administration theory and practice. The General Administration Policy concentration offers these courses:

  • ACC 510, Survey of Accounting: Application of accounting as an information development and communication function that supports economic decision making. Topics include principles, concepts, problems, financial analysis, personal and organizational decisions, business entities, and government.
  • ECN 550, Public Finance: Analysis of governmental activities pertaining to raising of revenue and expenditure of monies; analysis of public debt and fiscal programs at all levels of government.
  • FIN 554, Insurance Planning and Risk Management: This course introduces risk management and insurance decisions. Topics include insurance for life, health, disability, property and liability risks, as well as annuities, group insurance, and long term care.
  • LS 532, Human Relations in the Public Sector: This course is designed to help prospective leaders in the public sector establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with their constituents.
  • LS 615, Leadership in the Public Sector: This course will enable potential leaders in the public sector to define and evaluate personal and organizational goals and to develop strategies to achieve shared goals.
  • LS 645, Community Collaborative Plan Management: Students will be provided with the opportunity to analyze the nature of collaboration among state, local, and federal agencies; business, and community organizations to address an array of complex issues facing non-profit and public agencies. The importance of networking and social entrepreneurship are among other concepts that will be explored.
  • MGT 680, Entrepreneurship: The management of small business emphasizes how they are started and financed, how they produce and market their products and services and how they manage their human resources.
  • PSC 550, Administrative Law: A study of the basic legal framework of administrative organization, including the problems of administrative discretion, rule making and adjudication, regulatory agencies, and administrative responsibility in the democratic state.
  • PSC 552, Public Personnel Administration: Survey of Public Personnel Administration with particular attention on various facets of the merit system concept. Psychological and human relations aspects of the work situation and supervisor-subordinate interaction emphasized.
  • PSC 618, Seminar in Public Administration
  • PSC 660, Seminar in Policy Administration: Development of theoretical and methodological skills in the analysis of public problems and the use of policy in problem solving.
  • PSY 518, Personnel Psychology: Psychological principles and methods applied to functions in personnel administration.
  • PSY 520, Industrial/Organizational Psychology: A systematic study of the application of psychological methods and principles in business and industry. Emphasis is on research methods, motivation, training, leadership, personnel selection, employee safety, and job satisfaction.
  • SOC 523, Sociology of Class, Power and Conflict: Theoretical analysis of economic and political inequality and the role of social conflict in the process of large-scale social organization.
  • SOC 533, Sociology of Work: Study of the organization and structure of the workplant as a social system; the meaning and organization of work; managerial functions; management-labor relations; and human relations in industry.