The certificate program is focused on developing the key skills necessary to manage a public organization. The required courses provide students the foundational knowledge that public managers face in their daily responsibilities:
The elective courses allow for some degree of specialization within the certificate:
Structure of the Certificate
The Certificate in Public Management consists of four required courses (12 credits) and one elective (three credits) for a total of 15 credit hours.
Note: Click on a course name to view a sample syllabi, if available. Please note that these syllabi are generic and should not be considered the final syllabi for any specific term or section of this course. Contact the instructor with any questions.
Students who complete the certificate online come to Omaha for a one-day intensive session during the semester in which they begin the program.
Meagan Van Gelder, Ph.D.
Academic Program Coordinator
Or the MPA Program Director
Carol Ebdon, Ph.D.