Certificate in Public Management
The graduate-level certificate program is a 5-course, 15 credit hour program in the IUN School of Public & Environmental Affairs. It provides a focused program of study in public management.
Certificate Requirements are as follows:
- SPEA V502 Public Management
- SPEA V560 Public Finance and Budgeting
- SPEA V561 Public Human Resource Management
If students are interested in furthering their education in the MPA program, students should plan to take the following classes as electives:
- SPEA V500 Quantitative Tools for Public Affairs
- SPEA V517 Public Management Economics
Program Special Features:
The program is flexible enough to adapt to the needs of pre-career or in-service students and to individuals with varying degrees of experience in such fields as human resource administration, criminal justice, health, public or non-profit management. Students may also participate in a public affairs internship through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
The extensive practitioner experience combined with the academic credentials of the SPEA faculty provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden their understanding of public affairs.
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
A few frequently asked questions:
Does the program meet the needs of part-time students? Yes, the program and scheduling of courses is designed to meet the needs of part-time as well as full-time students. All required courses are offered in the evenings or on weekends, to accommodate the needs of in-service students. Will I have the opportunity to relate classroom instruction to real-world problems? Absolutely, the faculty has real-world professional experience, and that experience is recognized in the quality of classroom instruction. Also, the internships offered by the division are outstanding, with opportunities available for graduate-level internships in all areas of concentration.
Contact Information: Dunes Medical Professional Bldg. Room 2101, Department: 219-980-6695