Bachelor of Arts in Public Sector Management

About This Program


CSUN’s Public Sector Management (PSM) B.A. is a bachelor degree-completion program for working adults with at least two years of college.

The 60-unit, multidisciplinary PSM program 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 as well as seasoned public sector professionals, the PSM program is offered fully online or at convenient off-campus locations with class meetings generally scheduled one evening per week plus the occasional Saturday.

This program, which takes two and one-half years to complete, is taught in the cohort format, which maximizes student interaction with faculty and facilitates the development of networking relationships with fellow working professionals.

CSUN’s PSM program has been recognized with an “Outstanding Program Award” from the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), a national organization that promotes excellence in higher education.