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Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (BPA)

Course over view


The course of study of the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degree shall be completed in a period of:
(i) Four (4) years for Full-Time ,Part-Time and Long Distance Students.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirement: Five (5) “O” level credits or better which must include English Language and Mathematics.

Course Structure

First Year
First Semester
  1. BPA110 Introduction to Public Administration
  2. BPIR100 Introduction to Political Science
  3. BPIR120 Introduction to Philosophy
  4. HRM130 Introduction to Sociology
Second Semester
  1. AFIN321 Public Sector Accounting
  2. BBA240 Quantitative Methods
  3. ECF100 Principles of Economics
  4. L130 Constitutional Law
Second Year
First Semester
  1. BBA420 Organisation Theory and Behaviour
  2. BPA200 Public Management and Administration
  3. BPIR220 International Relations: Theory and Practice
  4. L160 Administrative Law
Second Semester
  1. BBA230 Computer Appreciation and Information Management
  2. BBA260 Research Methods in Business and Social Science
  3. BPA240 Managing Public Service Delivery
  4. BPIR230 Governance and Democratisation
Third Year
First Semester
  1. BPA330 Local Government Administration and Decentralization
  2. ECF410 Public Finance and Taxation
  3. HRM220 Human Resources Management and Development
  4. HRM460 Leadership Theory and Practise
Second Semester
  1. BBA360 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  2. BPA340 Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  3. BPA350 Industrial and Labour Relations in Public Sector
  4. BPA360 Public Relations
Fourth Year
First Semester
  1. BBA410 Strategic Management
  2. BPA410 Public Financial Management
  3. BPA430 Public Private Partnerships
  4. BPS460 Public Sector procurement Systems
  5. D400 Dissertation
Second Semester
  1. BBA490 Project and Contract Management
  2. BPA450 Monitoring and Evaluation
  3. BSPH413 Health Systems Development and Management
  4. D400 Dissertation
Electives (Choose One(1))
  • BDS312 Disaster Management and Development