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.
Four Course Discount:
Individuals who register and pay for four Public Management courses at the same time will receive a 10% discount. Please call (775) 784-4046 or (800) 233-8928 to register for all four courses at the same time and ask to receive the four course discount (not available for online registrations). Completion of all four courses is required to receive the discount; participant-initiated cancellations void the discount.
Click the links below for course descriptions and online registration. Elective courses are offered on a rotating basis.