2013-14 Catalogs

Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Management

Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Management

The online Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Management is designed primarily for professionals who work in government, whether in a city, county, or state position. It is particularly pertinent for those who may not have had management education, but now find themselves in positions dealing with financial issues, supervision of staff, the challenges of communication and information technology (such as e-government, confidentiality, and the availability of data on the web), or organizing citizen participation in meetings. This certificate will also be helpful to those seeking to develop competencies to move their public service careers ahead to the next level.

The certificate classes are taught by Muskie School faculty, as well as adjunct faculty with advanced degrees. Certificate courses are web-based, distance courses and use Blackboard. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. For further information about signing into online courses and using Blackboard, visit http://www.usm.maine.edu/online.

Students who decide to continue their education in the Public Policy and Management degree program in Portland or Augusta may transfer a maximum of 12 credits toward their degree upon acceptance.

For More Information

For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Ball
Professor, Public Policy and Management

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • PPM 517 Practical Strategies for Effective Management (3 credits)
  • PPM 632 Human Resource Management in Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations (3 credits)
  • PPM 636 Management Information Systems in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors (3 credits)
  • PPM 640 Public Finance and Budgeting (3 credits)

Visit the USM Graduate Admissions site for information on the graduate certificate program application process.

Questions about applying? Contact the Muskie School Student Affairs Office at (207) 780-4864 or mspssao@usm.maine.edu

Questions about the certificate? Contact Professor Carolyn Ball at ball@maine.edu