Bachelor of Arts in Public Sector Management

About This Program


CSUN’s Public Sector Management (PSM) program is designed for working adults who have completed their lower-division General Education requirements and wish to earn their Bachelor of Arts degree. This 60-unit multidisciplinary program, which typically takes 2.5 years to complete, prepares graduates for career advancement by furthering competency in the following areas:

  • Budgeting and fiscal management
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Leadership, management and staff development
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Team building

Taught by faculty from the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication, the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in addition to well-seasoned public sector professionals, CSUN’s PSM program has been recognized with an “Outstanding Program Award” from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), a national organization that promotes excellence in higher education.

This program is taught in the cohort format which maximizes student interaction with faculty and facilitates the development of networking relationships with fellow working professionals. Cohorts are offered fully-online or at off-campus locations in Southern California, with class meetings generally scheduled on evenings, weekends, and/or online.