Certificate in Public Administration

Learn how to effectively manage a public agency

About the Certificate Public Administration Certificate

The Public Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program provides you with an understanding of the principles essential to the effective management of public agencies. In the seven courses of the program, you will learn about public sector processes essential in the effective management of all public and nonprofit organizations.

The program consists of seven courses and is designed for students with a bachelor's degree in a field other than public administration.

Students who earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may enroll in the Post-Baccalaureate Public Administration Certificate program. To receive the Post Baccalaureate Certificate, students must complete 21-credits in the specified curriculum.

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The Public Administration Certificate is a crucial credential that confirms your skills and knowledge in public administration.

Certificate Outcomes

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    Human Resources

    You will learn the theories and principles behind personnel management. The certificate program will show you how to effectively manage personnel with an understanding of affirmative action, collective bargaining, and civil service.
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    Planning and Policy

    The program will help you understand and synthesize policy issues framed by political and administrative interests. You will be able to apply valid statistical analysis in decision-making and evaluate approaches to research design.
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    Financial Management

    You will be able to identify the theories and principles controlling public finance, and create budgets at the state, county, and municipal levels of government.

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Miami Shores - Main Campus


11300 NE 2nd Ave , Miami Shores, FL 33161

Jacksonville Town Center


4401 Salisbury Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32216

School of Business and Public Administration Faculty

Barry's small, interactive business classes are led by scholarly, full-time faculty, of which more than 90% hold doctoral degrees. The ASB faculty have a unique combination of international diversity and cultures. Our faculty also have business experience with firms such as Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, McDonalds, and Harris Corporation.

These seasoned mentors will work side-by-side with you, teaching you how to negotiate, manage successfully, and become effective leaders in today's rapidly changing business arena.

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