Contemporary Topics in Public Administration

About the course

Short-term Professional Development 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
  • Guidance and documents for obtaining the US 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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Testimonials from IBS Americas students who attended University of La Verne

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

The students will visit companies active in the local market or receive representatives at the university for lectures according to the course's area of study. It is expected that students have a very proactive attitude, asking interesting questions to the representative of the organization.

It varies according to each home University or College. Some may accept the transcript of credits based on the course content, syllabus and class hours. However, the specific arrangement needs to be made directly with your home University. IBS Americas is happy to work with your Institution to provide any documentation required for a credit transfer process. Consult your secretary. 

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

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$ 7.245 + Enrollment: U$ 90
    Check opportunities for partial scholarships
  • Program Profile
    Full-time classes and visits to companies
  • Workload
    80 class-hours (lectures, talks and company visits)
  • Additional Activity
    Business English module included in the program with 27 class-hours
  • Students per Classroom
    From 15 to 30
  • Certification
    Certificate in Executive Management - ULV and Business English - ELS
  • Language
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