Certificate in Public Administration
EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.
Cross listing(s): EC 320C.
EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics
Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.
PA 300 - Government Role in Society
Examines the role and social responsibility of various government levels in our society. Explores how the levels of government (local, state, federal) are structured and provide services to their citizens.
PA 400 - Public Policy
Analyzes how governments determine priorities and implement policies. Investigates factors that influence policy making, implementation, and assessment.
PA 410 - Public Finance
Evaluates how governments spend the taxpayers' money and how they collect the revenue to carry out programs and services. Analyzes the various types of budgets utilized by governments. Explores how cost-benefit analysis is used for making allocation decisions in government. Practice how to set goals, develop performance criteria and evaluate performance of government programs.
PA 430 - Community Influences on Government
Examines the dynamics involved when governments interact successfully with the communities they serve by analyzing factors that influence public and private arrangements. Develops an appreciation for the political processes needed in a free and open market system.
PA 450E - Entrepreneurship in Government
Applies an entrepreneurial profile to government services, activities, and changes in governmental structures.