Contemporary Topics in Public Administration

About the course

Short-term Professional Extension Program Abroad

Program Theme

Public administration: efficiency, social control and strategic vision generating benefits for society.


Undergraduate and graduate students interested in public management processes.


Discuss public management topics, collaborating for the academic, professional and personal development of students. It allows to reformulate administrative practices of different spheres of government, involving human elements and management processes.

Contemporary Topics in Public Administration

Benefits for scholarship holders participating in this program:

  • Free inperson English course in California
  • Assistance and documents for obtaining the American visa

  • Academic preparation and logistics for the program

Why should I attend this course?

  • Classes with PhDs professors from the university, with great executive experience; 
  • Two meetings with local executives within the activity grid and optional visit to the port of Los Angeles; 
  • Learn to generate benefits for society through three fundamental pillars: efficiency, social control and strategic vision; 
  • Reformulate administrative practices from different spheres of government, involving human and procedural elements of management.


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January - 2017

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Contemporary Topics in Public Administration


Public Administration and Society; Organization Theory; practical applications for governance; organizational design and culture, structure of government. Company visits and Business Cases.

Public personnel policies and public employee development; social responsibility in the leadership of public, private, and non-profit entities. Company visits and Business Cases.

Administration of financial resources in the political environment; elaboration and implementation of budgeting; audit types and characteristics. Business Cases and Graduation Ceremony.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since the programs are 100% in English, to participate in the business-themed programs, the minimum level of English required is intermediate, and for the Business English courses at SUNY and ULV, the elementary level of English is fine.

The Advanced programs are designed for graduate students with a minimum of 3 years of working experience in their field of interest.

Yes, you can request up to 2 changes in the program date without any extra cost. It is important that the request is submitted 60 days prior to the course starts.

Professor Ricardo Britto

PhD in Business Administration from FEA/USP, he is one of the most experienced Brazilian professors in International Business.

  • Location
    La Verne - United States
  • Dates
    3 weeks (January or July)
  • Investment
    U$ 6.740 + Enrollment: U$ 90
    Check opportunities for partial scholarships
  • Program Profile
    Full-time classes and visits to companies
  • Workload
    80 hours
  • Additional Activity
    Business English module included in the program with 27h/lesson
  • Students per Classroom
    From 15 to 30
  • Certification
    Certificate in Executive Management - ULV and Business English - ELS
  • Language
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