picture of vpac

Public Sector Management

Download (.pdf)

Director: Henrik P. Minassians

Bookstore Complex (BK) 180-H

(818) 677-7763



Degree Programs

Undergraduate :

B.A., Public Sector Management

Administration of the Public Sector Management Program

Special Session Degree

The Program is administrated through The Tseng College (hence, the designation of Special Session Degree) and is entirely funded by student fees and payments. Financial aid is available for qualified students. The College of Social and Behavioral Science is the academic sponsor of the PSM Program.

Academic Advisement

Please contact Scott Dunlap at (818) 677-7763.

Admission To the Program

In order to be admitted to the Program, students must have completed 60 units transferable to the CSU system and be General Education certified. The Director of the Public Sector Management Program will evaluate and approve students prior to formal admission to the Program.

Program Overview

The B.A. Degree Program in Public Sector Management is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of the policy and management issues of government and non-profit organizations, and their impact on the communities they serve. Students, while being exposed to the political context in which public sector decisions are made, will be given the tools to analyze, develop and implement governmental structures and processes, formulate and effectively present policy and administrative decisions, and understand how to work within the boundaries of available human, fiscal and technological resources. In addition, students will acquire the communication and management skills necessary for success in any career endeavor.

The Multidisciplinary Curriculum

The Program is multidisciplinary and draws on a wide array of scholarly resources that are most relevant to the changing need of public sector management in order to offer students the opportunity to develop a comprehensive set of competencies required for success in the public and not-for-profit arenas. The Department of Political Science in the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts, Media and Communication, and the Department of Management in the College of Business and Economics offer all Core courses in the Program. In addition, the Departments of Sociology and Urban Studies and Planning, both in the College of Social and Behavioral Science, offer elective courses, as do the Departments of Political Science and Communication Studies.