The Public Management Certificate (PMC) is an 18-credit-hour graduate program that immerses professionals in an academic environment away from the workplace to foster teamwork and an informal network of educated managers who are capable of demonstrating leadership in action.
Certificate in Public Management
Earn knowledge and skills in:
- Managing organizations at federal, state, and local levels
- Planning, decision making, and performance evaluation
- Internet-based negotiation and dispute resolution techniques
- Human resources management
- SPEA-V 502: Public Management
Analysis of concepts, methods, and procedures involved in managing public organizations. Problems of organization, planning, decision making, performance evaluation, and management of human resources are considered. Cases are drawn from a variety of public services found at federal, state, and local levels of government.
- SPEA-V 504: Public Organizations
This course focuses on the behavior and theory of public organizations in four areas: (1) individuals and groups in public organizations, (2) the design of public organizations, (3) organization-environment relations and (4) interorganizational relations.
- SPEA-V 547: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs
Students will learn the skill of interest-based negotiation through role-play and simulation. Students will learn about dispute resolution techniques such as mediation, arbitration, fact finding, early neutral evaluation, ombudsmanship, and facilitation. The course covers dispute resolution in federal government and in the context of public, environmental, labor, and business disputes.
- SPEA-V 550: Defense Policy in the 21st Century (Capstone course)
Examination of managerial and organizational issues likely to influence the operation of the Navy in the next century. Topics will include: Defense policy analysis and program planning, OMB budget formulation and execution, Senate and House Committee Members and Staff roles and responsibilities, current and future trends in personnel management, and the strategic planning process for headquarters to the field activity level. This course provides a series of high-level partisan and issue-oriented briefings and discussions with policy and decision makers on site in Washington, DC.
- SPEA-V 560 Public Finance and Budgeting
Examines the fiscal role of government in a mixed economy; sources of public revenue and credit; administrative, political, and institutional aspects of the budget and the budgetary process; problems and trends in intergovernmental fiscal relations.
- SPEA-V 561 Public Personnel Management
Analysis of the structure, operations, and design of public personnel systems, including government agencies and public enterprise. Relationships between public policy and personnel concepts, values, and operations are considered.