Certificate in Public Management

Why study public management at Missouri State?

  • Our program, which is structured around public policy and management, prepares you to master your administrative, analysis and technology skills.
  • Many of our courses are available online, providing flexibility for working professionals.
  • Our program enables you, as a practitioner in government and nonprofit organizations, to extend your understanding of theory and practice.
  • Our faculty members offer expertise in public policy, nonprofit management, public safety, budgetary issues, environmental policy and program evaluation.

The certificate in public management is a postbaccalaureate program designed to provide knowledge and skills in public administration to practitioners in government and nonprofit organizations who do not wish to pursue a full master’s degree.

Careers and Outcomes

When you work in the public sector, you are committed to helping others and improving the world through work in government and public service. The certificate in public management is valuable preparation for careers in the following areas:

  • Public policy analysis
  • Development and advancement
  • Non-profit management and administration
  • Community development
  • Budget analysis

Career websites

Public administration encompasses a wide range of professional opportunities. The following job databases provide a selection of career possibilities:

Similar program

If you're interested in pursuing a master's degree in this field, consider the Master of Public Administration.