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Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA)


The Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) program prepares students to serve as leaders in the executive arm of local, and national government, private and public sector organizations, multinational companies, research and development sectors, nongovernmental organization (NGO) and nonprofit sectors. Based on a multidisciplinary approach the program is academically rigorous, intellectually challenging, and personally rewarding. Each student accepted into the program is assigned to our committed faculty who serves as both advisor and mentor.

Duration of the Program:

BPA program is 4 academic years.

Total Credit Hours Requirement:

BPA program consists of minimum 134.0 Credit Hours.

Program Structure:

 

1st Year/Trimester

SL. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hour
1st Trimester
1. ORE 101 Freshman Orientation  
0.5
2. ORE 102 Continuous Orientation  
2.0
3. PA 101 Introduction to Public Administration   
3.0
4. PA 102 Fundamentals of Management  
3.0
5. CSE 101 Fundamental of Computer Concept  
3.0
6. ENGL100 Fundamentals of English  
3.0
2nd Trimester
  ENGL101 Composition  
3.0
  SOC 113 Bangladesh Studies  
3.0
  PA 103 Fundamentals of Economics  
3.0
  PA 104 Introduction to Politics and Government  
3.0
3rd Trimester
  ENGL 102 Public Speaking  
3.0
  PA 105 Fundamentals of Sociology  
3.0
  PA 106 Introduction to Public Administration in Bangladesh  
3.0
  PA 107 Local Government in Bangladesh  
3.0

2nd Year/Trimester

SL. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hour
1st Trimester
1. PA 201 Introduction to Political Economy  
3.0
2. PA 202 Human Resource Management  
3.0
3. PA 203 Management of NGOs and Social Entrepreneurships  
3.0
4. PA 204 Rural Development in Bangladesh  
3.0
2nd Trimester
1. PA 205 Public Finance and Fiscal Administration  
3.0
2. PA 206 Social Research Methodology  
3.0
3. PA 207 Public Personnel Administration in Bangladesh  
3.0
4. PA 208 Gender and Development  
3.0
3rd Trimester
1. PA 209 Management of Public Enterprises  
3.0
2. PA 210 Planning and Budgeting System in Bangladesh  
3.0
3. PA 211 Project Management  
3.0

3rd Year/Trimester

SL. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hour
1st Trimester
1. PA 301 Governance and Leadership  
3.0
2. PA 302 Legislature and Democratic Governance  
3.0
3. PA 303 Organizational Behavior  
3.0
4. PA 204 Introduction to Public Management  
3.0
2nd Trimester
1. PA 305 Performance Management: Theory and Practice  
3.0
2. PA 306 Systems Analysis and Office Management  
3.0
3. PA 307 Qualitative   research  
3.0
4. PA 308 Law and order  Administration in Bangladesh  
3.0
3rd Trimester
1. PA 309 Managing Public Private Partnerships  
3.0
2. PA 310 Urban Development and Governance  
3.0
3. PA 311 Management of Banks and Financial Institutions  
3.0
4. Pa 312 Land Administration  
3.0

4th Year/Trimester

SL. Course Code Course Title   Credit Hour
1st Trimester
1. PA 401 Globalization and intergovernmental relations  
3.0
2. PA 402 E-governance and digital administration  
3.0
3. PA 403 Quantitative  Research  
3.0
2nd Trimester
1. PA 404 Human Rights and Judicial Administration in Bangladesh  
3.0
2. PA 405 Introduction to Public Policy  
3.0
3. PA 406 Managing Innovation and Change in the Public Sector  
3.0
4. PA 407 Human resources and oversees employment governance  
3.0
3rd Trimester
1. ORE 103 Professional Orientation  
1.5
2. PA 409 Applied Research in Public Administration  
3.0
3. PA 410 Internship/Dissertation/ Field Study and Viva  
4.0
Total Credits with Fundamentals of English (ENGL-100)  
137.0
Total Credits without Fundamentals of English (ENGL-100)  
134.0

Graduation:

To obtain the BPA degree a student will have to complete minimum 134.0 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. If any student fails in any course, he/she will get the opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the same in the subsequent trimester like all other students.

 

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