The Public Management Certificate Program provides key training to government employees. It is designed for individuals with diverse professional experience, from technical and field-specific backgrounds to managers in administration and policymaking.
To earn a certificate, a student must successfully complete a total of eight courses, consisting of four Public Management core and any four Professional Development individual courses taken as electives. Upon completion of the eight courses, a Certificate in Public Management will be awarded.
Electives can be taken from any combination of our elective courses and any core courses from other certificate programs that may apply. Core courses may be applied to one certificate program only.
Required Core Courses:
- Administrative Law: Understanding Policy, Rules and Decisions*
- Public Finance: How the Dollars Are Distributed
- Public Management: Goals and Practices
- Public Sector Human Resources*
*Courses marked with an asterisk have been approved or submitted for HR or business recertification credit hours toward PHR or SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and PDCs through SHRM. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org or the SHRM site at www.shrm.org.
Click the links below for course descriptions and online registration.
View the Extended Studies Professional Development calendar for more courses and certificate programs scheduled throughout the year.