The Graduate Certificate in Public Management is designed to allow students to demonstrate to potential employers that they have the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to manage and lead in the public workplace.
Students will understand the historical, political, and legal context of government organizations in the United States. They will learn and apply concepts relevant to managing government organizations, such as organization theory and design, managing human capital, group development and performance, organizational communications, information management, and ethical and evidence-based decision-making. They will also learn and apply concepts, theories, and skills relevant to the effective leadership of government organizations in complex social environments.
Prospective students who wish to pursue this certificate must apply as non-degree applicants. Learn more on the School of Public Affairs admission web page.
Courses are offered on campus, online, and in remote and hybrid formats.
- Students must successfully complete 12 credit hours of approved coursework.
- Students must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA in this program.
- This program must be completed within 7 years.
|Required Core Courses|
|PUAD 5001||Introduction to Public Administration and Public Service||3|
|PUAD 5002||Organizational Management and Behavior||3|
|PUAD 5006||Public Service Leadership and Ethics||3|
|Required Elective Courses||3|
|Select one elective course from the list below or select unlisted courses that have been approved in advance by the certificate director.|
|Strategic Management for Nonprofit and Public Managers|
|Human Resource Management|
|Managing for Social Equity|
|Managing Conflict and Change|
|Public Budgeting and Finance|