Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship Certificate
Four graduate certificate programs are offered in public administration. These programs provide students with a post-baccalaureate knowledge of an area of specialization with public administration. Students in these programs register as certificate students. Certificate programs require a set of four courses. Students who are admitted to a master’s degree program may apply coursework taken in a certificate program toward the requirements for his or her master’s degree.
This certificate is designed for professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills in economic development and social entrepreneurship but do not currently have the time to pursue an M.P.A. degree.
The student will take one M.P.A. core course. The recommended core course is PA 568 Strategic Competitiveness in the Public Sector.
The student also will take at least 3 of the courses described below:
- PA 533 Advanced Financial Management For Public and Nonprofit Organizations
- PA 539 Local Government Management
- PA 551 Public Infrastructure Management
- PA 555 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
- PA 556 Public Management Strategies for the 21st Century
- PA 570 Social Capital and the Community
- PA 577 Urban Development Process
- PA 578 Planning and Policy Making and the Built Environment
- EM 560 Social Entrepreneurship
Additional courses may be taken in the Stuart Environmental Management & Sustainability Program, the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department and other related programs.