2007.06.18 > For Immediate Release
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Graduate Certificate of Public Management Now Offered at UNO
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Public Administration is now offering a Graduate Certificate of Public Management. This new five-course sequence will allow working professionals with careers in the public sector, or graduate students in a related field of study, to enhance and expand their knowledge into the area of public management.
“This program fills a real need in the state,” said John Bartle, UNO School of Public Administration Director. “Completing this graduate certificate will allow people to enhance their skills in the management of public organizations. It will also allow people who already have a career in the public sector to work towards a professional certification without having to complete a full master’s degree.”
The certificate was approved during the June 14 University of Nebraska Board of Regents meeting.
Students will take courses in financial management, human resource management, organization theory and public administration. There are also three electives in either ethics, municipal government, or management information systems.
All certificate courses will be offered in Omaha, Lincoln and online. UNO’s School of Public Administration is a national leader in online graduate education, having offered an accredited, nationally-ranked MPA program online since 2000. Courses will be taught by full-time faculty with extensive experience both as scholars and practitioners.
“Another good thing about this program is that students can pace themselves,” Bartle said. “In Omaha, the certificate can be completed as quickly as two semesters. Online and in Lincoln, at least one course will be offered each semester, so the certificate could be completed in five semesters or less.”
For more information or questions, prospective or current students can contact either:
* Mary Hamilton, director of Professional Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 554-2625; or
* Meagan Van Gelder, academic Program coordinator at email@example.com or (402) 554-3480.
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