This interdisciplinary graduate certificate is designed to develop management competencies for working professionals in public and nonprofit organizations. Competency areas cover practical skills for building management capacity of an organization, such as financial management of resources and accountability for performance; governance issues and the legal and ethical environment of nonprofit organizations; human resources; managerial techniques; and technology and information systems. Course work is focused on management skill development for immediate, practical application of the knowledge gained from the program to nonprofit organizations, rather than on concepts and theory. The program may provide a foundation for further graduate work in business, public administration, health and human service and other disciplines or extend the skills of professionals who already have graduate degrees, such as a master’s degree in social work.
* Error in catalog. This course was left out of the printed catalog.
Certificate Total: 14-15 hours
Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: Political Science
Undergraduate courses may be taken for graduate credit to meet program or certificate requirements with explicit approval of the MPA advisor. Students intending to register for undergraduate courses for graduate credit must receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise undergraduate credit will be awarded.