Undergraduate degree programs

Public service and public policy
Business degree

Public service and public policy

Overcoming today’s challenges requires strong political, nonprofit, and business leaders — capable of bringing business, government, academic, and civil society together in new and progressive ways. The W. P. Carey business degree in public service and public policy prepares you to become a catalyst for change in your field of choice. You’ll graduate ready to launch your career or embark on graduate programs in public administration, public policy, law, government, and nonprofit administration.

Public service and public policy courses

The business degree in public service and public policy teaches you to examine the public sector through multiple lenses, and address big challenges in a practical way, through courses like:

  • Building Leadership Skills
  • Business Law and Ethics for Managers
  • Contemporary Policy Challenges
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Supply Operations
  • Leadership and Change
  • Organization and Management Leadership
  • Principles of International Business
  • Public Management and Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Service and Policy in the 21st Century
  • Public Service Ethics
  • Public Service Research Methods
  • Survey of International Economics
  • Topics in Public Economics and Financial Management

Customize your experience 

You’ll have many opportunities to apply and diversify your degree through undergraduate research, internships, targeted career programs, and 35+ business clubs and organizations — including a number of groups with interests related to public service and public policy.

Explore other ways to customize your experience at W. P. Carey:

Careers in public service and public policy

The business degree in public service and public policy prepares you for a range of rewarding opportunities, including any of the following careers.

Career Growth* Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Administrative Services Managers 12.47% $81,080
Budget Analysts 15.09% $69,280
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $73,660
Chief Executives   $168,140
Compliance Managers   7.32% $100,890
Construction Managers   17.21% $82,790
Cost Estimators 25.34% $58,860
Economists 5.82% $91,860
General and Operations Managers     $95,440
Industrial Production Managers   $89,190
Investment Fund Managers 7.32% $100,890
Logistics Managers     $81,830
Loss Prevention Managers 7.32% $100,890
Management Analysts 23.87% $78,600
Political Scientists 19.49% $102,000
Regulatory Affairs Managers   7.32% $100,890
Sales Managers 14.95% $105,260
Security Managers 7.32% $100,890
Social and Community Service Managers 13.78% $59,970
Storage and Distribution Managers   $81,830
Supply Chain Managers   7.32% $100,890
Transportation Managers   $81,830
Wind Energy Operations Managers   7.32% $100,890
Wind Energy Project Managers   7.32% $100,890

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A major map outlines a major’s critical requirements, elective and required courses, and optimal course sequencing to help you stay on the right track to graduation.

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

First-year student | Transfer | International | Readmission

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