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Departments of Public Administration Programs in Colleges of Business Administration: Allies or Aliens?. James Thompson and Lauren Bowman University of Illinois - Chicago. Research Questions.
Departments of Public Administration Programs in Colleges of Business Administration: Allies or Aliens?
and Lauren Bowman
University of Illinois - Chicago
NASPAA accredited schools where PA is currently affiliated with a college of business
NASPAA accredited schools where PA was formerly affiliated with a college of business
Brigham Young University
Louisiana State University
U of Missouri – Kansas City
CSU – Bakersfield
CSU – San Bernardino
University of North Dakota
University of La Verne
Old Dominion University
Governors State University
University of Maine
Long Island University-C.W. Post Campus
Long Island University-Brooklyn
University of Arizona
University of New Mexico
Ohio State University
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Louisville
George Washington University
City University of New York-Baruch College
What are the areas of compatibility and incompatibility between departments of public and colleges of business administration?
Quotes: “because we’re part of a school of management, a business school…we’re pretty well funded. And I don’t know of anybody that’s been turned down for, you know, requests for money to…for example, buy a data set, or something like that, or gather data”
“an assistant professor who would be paid $75-80,000 a year, and they would come in and they would come in almost at 6 figures.”
“in terms of research funding, we’re very well funded. I should say that, you know, we have access to funds. So it’s not like they’re not giving money away, but I don’t know of anybody that’s ever been turned down for a legitimate project. And most of that money comes from the school of management, not the university.”
Quotes: “Nor did they think that [MPAs] were worth having, that everybody should just get an MBA. The whole school was oriented towards the MBA as ‘the’ degree.”
Quotes: “We had that sense…when we were in a college of business, people felt we were more of a nuisance to the free market and that we created hurdles there and did not allow business to do what it should to do prosper”
“And then there were some people, like in the finance department, that just wanted to get rid of us altogether because they didn't like anything that had to do with public sector”
“Then we got a new dean who was very -- and that was about the same time when people were becoming much more aware of program rankings in the U.S. News and World Report and those kinds of things. So the new dean made it very clear that his focus was on the MBA program and was quite effective in [pooling] together any other resources that he found that could be spared around the college.”
Quote: “There was a movement as you probably know, maybe the late ‘70s, ‘80s about creating generic management schools…If you look at them, they’re basically business schools. That generic model didn’t work”