Effectiveness, efficiency, public accountability, and the better alignment of resources and managerial actions with organizational mission are key goals of public and nonprofit management. This certificate is designed for those individuals who wish to develop skill sets in managing performance and in fostering innovative changes to deliver greater value to the public. Managerial strategies, organizational change movement, governance thinking, and quantitative analysis are emphasized in the coursework.
The certificate requires 4 courses for a total of 12 graduate credit hours. Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the MPA Faculty Director. Students pursuing more than one SPAA certificate may use a maximum of one course to count towards both certificates. Please note that the curriculum in effect until Fall 2020 is listed below. Students may opt into the updated certificate curriculum effective Summer 2020.
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM EFFECTIVE FALL 2020:
Required Course (3 credit hours):
The 3 elective courses (9 credit hours) must be selected from the following:
- OR -
PUAD 853 Policy Analysis and PUAD 863 Program Evaluation may not both be counted toward completion of the Performance Management graduate certificate.
Students enrolled in the Performance Management graduate certificate prior to the Spring 2020 semester will follow the curriculum requirements below.
CURRENT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM (due to to phased out Fall 2020):
The certificate will be comprised of four courses (12 credit hours):
- PUAD 854: Innovation and Organizational Change
- PUAD 857: Performance Management and Governance
- PUAD 858: Performance Audit
One course from the following electives:
- PUAD 839: Data Analytics (new, hybrid class starting in Spring 2019)
- PUAD 853: Policy Analysis and Evaluation
- PUAD 856: Managing Information and Technology