Public Leadership and Management

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Leadership and Management is designed for midcareer professionals who desire a rigorous educational experience focusing on significant elements of the public administration. Most individuals taking the certificate state an interest in improving their management and leadership skills or in having an interest in developing concrete knowledge of a specific policy area.

As a Stand-alone Certificate, students may complete the certificate on either a full-time or part-time basis, completing it in one semester or in 1-3 years.

This certificate may also be pursued concurrently by students enrolled in one of our EMPA or EMIR programs.

To complete the certificate, students take 12-credits of Public Administration coursework (recognized by a PAI prefix), including one required course, PAI 895, Managerial Leadership. 


Required Courses

  • PAI 895 Executive Education Seminar
  • 3 additional PAI courses

Certificate Advisors

Margaret Lane
Assistant Director, Executive Education
219 Maxwell Hall