Undergraduate programs

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Diplomas in Public Administration

Local Government Management

Program requirements as of May 2021

The program consists of 10 courses (15 units of study), including 6 required courses and 4 elective courses. (All courses are 1.5 units). No transfer credits allowed.

Core courses:

  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors*
  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process*
  • ADMN 423 - Local Government and Governance
  • ADMN 445 Urban and Regional Economics*
  • ADMN 452 Local Government Law*
  • ADMN 330 Indigenous Governance in Canada
    or
    ADMN 331 Governance for Planetary Healty
    If students take both ADMN 330 and 331, one will count towards elective requirements.

*Courses required for external professional accreditation in Local Government Administration by the Board of Examiners, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  

Choose 6.0 units (four courses) from other School of Public Administration undergraduate courses:

Elective courses:

Social/Applied Sciences

  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research and Analysis

Managerial Theory and Practice

  • ADMN 316 Public Sector Communications
  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 422 - Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 431A - Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • ADMN 431B - Labour Relations Negotiations
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementaion

Policy Areas

  • ADMN 310 Public Sector Economics
  • ADMN 311 Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 446 - Local Government Land Use Planning
  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration (topics vary)
  • ADMN 478 European Union Urban Region Policies
  • ADMN 490 Directed Studies

Program Requirements up to and including the January 2021 term

Students who entered a Diploma program prior to May 2021 may choose to opt into the new requirements. Note that some course titles will change after May 2021.

The program consists of 11 courses (16.5 units of study), including 8 required courses and 3 elective courses. (All courses are 1.5 units).

Core courses:

  • ADMN 310 Public Sector Economics 
  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors*
  • ADMN 316 Public Sector Communications 
  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process* (or former 465)
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management (or former 448)
  • ADMN 423 Local Government in British Columbia
  • ADMN 445 Urban and Regional Economics*
  • ADMN 452 Local Government Law*

*Courses required for external professional accreditation in Local Government Administration by the Board of Examiners, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  

Choose 4.5 units (thee courses) from other School of Public Administration undergraduate courses:

Elective courses:

Social/Applied Sciences

  • ADMN 200 International Community Development Through Activism and Community Building (on campus)
  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research and Analysis
  • ADMN 330 Indigenous Governance in Canada 
  • ADMN 331 Governance for Planetary Health

Managerial Theory and Practice

  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 409 Leading and Managing in the Non-profit Sector
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 431A Public Sector Human Resource Management 
  • ADMN 431B Labour Relations Negotiations
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 446 Local Government Land Use Planning
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Policy Areas

  • ADMN 311 Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration (topics vary)
  • ADMN 478 European Union Urban Region Policies
  • ADMN 490 Directed Studies

Public Sector Management

Program requirements as of May 2021

The program consists of 10 courses (15 units), including 7 required courses and 3 elective courses. (All courses are 1.5 units). No transfer credits allowed.

Core courses:

  • ADMN 310 Public Sector Economics
  • ADMN 311 Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors*
  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process*
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management
  • ADMN 431A Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • ADMN 330 Indigenous Governance in Canada
  • or
  • ADMN 331 Governance for Planetary Healty

Choose 4.5 units (three courses) from other School of Public Administration undergraduate courses:

Elective courses:

Social/Applied Sciences

  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research and Analysis

Managerial Theory and Practice

  • ADMN 316 Written Communications in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors
  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 409 Leading and Managing in the Non-profit Sector
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 431B Labour Relations Negotiations
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 445 Urban and Regional Development
  • ADMN 446 Local Government Land Use Planning
  • ADMN 452 Local Government Law
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Policy Areas

  • ADMN 423 Local Government in British Columbia
  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration (topics vary)
  • ADMN 478 European Union Urban Region Policies
  • ADMN 490 Directed Studies

*Courses required for external professional accreditation in Local Government Administration by the Board of Examiners, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  

Program Requirements up to and including the January 2021 term

Students who entered a Diploma program prior to May 2021 may choose to opt into the new requirements. Note that some course titles will change after May 2021.

The program consists of 11 courses (16.5 units of study), including 8 required courses and 3 elective courses. (All courses are 1.5 units).

Core courses:

  • ADMN 310 Public Sector Economics 
  • ADMN 311 Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors*
  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research and Analysis
  • ADMN 316 Public Sector Communications 
  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process* (or former 465)
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management (or former 448)
  • ADMN 431A Public Sector Human Resource Management 

*Courses required for external professional accreditation in Local Government Administration by the Board of Examiners, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  

Choose 4.5 units (thee courses) from other School of Public Administration undergraduate courses:

Elective courses:

Social/Applied Sciences

  • ADMN 200 International Community Development Through Activism and Community Building (on campus)
  • ADMN 330 Indigenous Governance in Canada 
  • ADMN 331 Governance for Planetary Health

Managerial Theory and Practice

  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 409 Leading and Managing in the Non-profit Sector
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 423 Local Government in British Columbia
  • ADMN 431B Labour Relations Negotiations
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 445 Urban and Regional Economics*
  • ADMN 446 Local Government Land Use Planning
  • ADMN 452 Local Government Law*
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Policy Areas

  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration (topics vary)
  • ADMN 478 European Union Urban Region Policies
  • ADMN 490 Directed Studies

Professional Specialization Certificates

Local Government Management

Program Requirements as of the May 2021 term

Core courses

One core course:

  • ADMN 423 Local Government in British Columbia

Elective courses

Three of the following courses:

  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors
  • ADMN 330 Indigenous Governance in Canada
  • ADMN 331 Governance for Planetary Healty
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Management
  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process*
  • ADMN 421 Finanical Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 445 Urban and Regional Economics*
  • ADMN 446 Local Government Land Use Planning
  • ADMN 452 Local Government Law*
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics (with appropriate topic) 

*Courses required for external professional accreditation in Local Government Administration by the Board of Examiners, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Program Requirements up to and including the January 2021 term

One of the following core courses:

  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors
    or
    ADMN 423 Local Government in British Columbia

Elective courses

Three of the following courses:

  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process*
  • ADMN 421 Finanical Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 423 Local Government in British Columbia (if a student has ADMN 312)
  • ADMN 445 Urban and Regional Economics*
  • ADMN 446 Local Government Land Use Planning
  • ADMN 452 Local Government Law*
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics (with appropriate topic) 

*Courses required for external professional accreditation in Local Government Administration by the Board of Examiners, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Public Policy and Governance

Program Requirements as of the May 2021 term

Core courses

Elective courses

Students choice for two ADMN electives (listed below).

Program Requirements up to and including the January 2021 term

Core courses

  • ADMN 311 Introduction to Public Administration (cross-listed as POLI 350)
  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process

Elective courses

Students choice for two ADMN electives

  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research and Analysis
  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics (with appropriate topic)

 

Public Sector Management

Program Requirements as of the May 2021 term

Core courses

  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors

Elective courses

Three of the following courses:

  • ADMN 310 Public Sector Economics
  • ADMN 316 Public Sector Communications
  • ADMN 330 Indigenous Governance in Canada
  • ADMN 331 Governance for Planetary Healty
  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 409 Non-profit Governance and Management
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 431A Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • ADMN 431B Labour Relations Negotiations
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration (with appropriate topic)
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Program Requirements up to and including the January 2021 term

Choice of four

  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration (with appropriate topic)
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Voluntary and Non-profit Sector Management

Program Requirements as of the May 2021 term

Core courses

  • ADMN 409 Leading and Managing in the Non-Profit Sector

    And choice of either (note: if both selected, one can be used as elective)

  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation Measurement

Elective courses

Two of the following courses: 

  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors
  • ADMN 330 Indigenous Governance in Canada
  • ADMN 331 Governance for Planetary Healty
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management
  • ADMN 431A Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration (with appropriate topic)

Program Requirements up to and including the January 2021 term

Core courses

  • ADMN 409 Leading and Managing in the Non-Profit Sector
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Elective courses

Two of the following courses: 

  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration (with appropriate topic)
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Performance Management

Program Requirements as of the May 2021 term

This program has now been discontinued.

Program Requirements up to and including the January 2021 term

Core courses

  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Elective courses

Three of the following courses: 

  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research and Analysis
  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics (with appropriate topic)
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Minor in Public Administration

Minor in Public Administration requirements

Program Requirements as of the May 2021 term

The Minor in Public Administration consists of six courses, each worth 1.5 units, for 9 units in total. Courses offer a broad view of the public and non-profit sectors, including applied policy analysis, public sector management, or local government management.

Core courses

  • ADMN 311/POLI 350 Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors

and one of the following policy focused courses:

*An ADMN elective may be substituted for a policy course if a student has already completed POLI 351 or 364 as part of a Political Science major.

Elective courses

Three elective courses selected from the ADMN course list or POLI 365

How to apply

To declare a Minor in Public Administration, please contact your academic adviser.

Program Requirements up to and including the January 2021 term

The Minor in Public Administration consists of six courses, each worth 1.5 units, for 9 units in total. Courses offer a broad view of the public and non-profit sectors, including applied policy analysis, public sector management, or local government management.

Core courses

  • ADMN 311/POLI 350 Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 312 Leading and Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sectors

and one of the following policy focused courses:

*An ADMN elective may be substituted for a policy course if a student has already completed POLI 351 or 364 as part of a Political Science major.

Elective courses

Three elective courses selected from the ADMN course list or POLI 365

How to apply

To declare a Minor in Public Administration, please contact your academic adviser.