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Bachelor of Science in Applied Management: Public Service


The Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (B.S.A.M.) with an emphasis in Public Service gives mid-level managers and firt responders the skills and knowledge needed for public sector leadership in a rapidly changing world. 

Designed for professionals with an AAS, or an A.A./A.S. degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, fire science and emergency management, who can demonstrate significant professional experience related to the program emphases.  This degree builds on foundational knowledge and takes it to the next level, providing new pathways for career advancement and further education.

Learn more about the Academic Requirements for the BSAM Public Service. Courses focus on the following areas:

  • Management and leadership theory
  • Public sector budgeting
  • Operations management
  • Human behavior and supervision
  • Local government and community engagement
  • Homeland security and disaster preparedness
  • Performance management
  • Effective intercultural communication and public relations

Your experience can earn you up to 30 hours of proficiency credit toward your undergraduate degree. Precticing professionals can use their recent education, previous learning experiences and on the job experience in the relevant fields of public sector empoyment.

Contact Colleen Barker, BSAM program advisor, at 815-753-0114 to review your AAS or A.A./A.S. degree and professional goals. 

If you have questions regarding NIU's Bachelor of Science in Applied Management: Public Service, please contact:

 Colleen Barker
BSAM program advisor
lynchbarker@niu.edu
815-753-0114