The Advanced Certificate in Public Management provides students with an advanced course of study at the graduate level concentrating on the conceptual, technical, and professional education and skills required for administrative and leadership positions in governmental offices and not-for-profit agencies. The program, totaling 15 credit hours, includes three required core courses (9 credit hours) and two electives (6 credit hours) taken from Public Administration (PAD) graduate courses. Transfer credit may be given for one or both of the elective courses.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or a master's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). A brief written statement of the applicant's professional or educational goals and how a graduate certificate in public management supports these goals. Successful review by the Admissions Committee. Rolling admissions (no deadline).
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in the Buffalo State Graduate Catalog.
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
PAD 500 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
PAD 601 PUBLIC BUDGETING
PAD 735 PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS
Electives (6 credit hours)
PAD 540 U.S. PUBLIC POLICY
PAD 605 INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE
PAD 608 INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
PAD 640 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
PAD 646 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFITORGANIZATIONS
PAD 650 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
PAD 685 PERFORMANCE-BASED MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
PAD 688 LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
PAD 700 IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE POLICY
PAD 715 SURVEY METHODS AND DESIGN
or other electives offered under the PAD prefix in consultation with the certificate coordinator. (See Registrar's course website.)
Total Credit Hours 15
For additional information, please contact Dr. Laurie Buonanno.
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