The graduate-level Certificate in Public Management is the perfect degree for working professionals who want to upgrade their public administration and leadership skills or for students who wish to get training in the core responsibilities of a public administrator in the public or non profit sector.
This graduate level certificate gives you the basic courses in public administration that will help you be a leader in your profession. It will give you the ability to sharpen your professional skills. It will help make you more marketable in the job market.
You can complete this certificate in two semesters and you can do it while still employed. You will take 16 credits over the two semesters. When you complete the 16 credits you can apply them to the 44 credits you need to get a Master of Public Administration, if you wish.
Many people do not want to start a master's degree because they are not sure they want that particular degree or have the necessary skills to complete it. The CPM gives you the opportunity to see if you find the subject of public administration engaging, to determine if graduate level courses are right for you, and decide if you would like to continue on to complete a Master's in Public Administration.
When you complete the CPM, you have a graduate level certificate that you can put on your resume and a new skill set to use in your profession. In today's competitive, global economy this graduate certificate makes you more marketable in the job market, a more effective global citizen and a leader-whether you work in local government, state government, non profit organizations, health care or other types of non government organizations.
Step forward, take the first step, bring out the leader in you and help advance our communities and our community organizations to become more effective, more efficient and more global.
I would welcome the chance to talk with you about our programs and your future.
CPM and MPA Program Director