What’s New: Certificate in public sector management

7th December 2015

What’s New at IU Southeast?

The post-baccalaureate certificate in public sector management gives college graduates and those already working in the public sector a pathway to acquiring and documenting additional skills that can help them broaden their marketability in this growing field.

When is it offered?

Spring 2016

What does it look like?

Students take an introduction to American politics course, then may choose four courses from among offerings in political science, including legal issues, budget politics, public personnel administration and more.

Who should check it out?

Anyone with a college degree may apply. The program is especially useful for employees with a need to address rules, constraints and work situations that are unique to the government and nonprofit spheres.

What can you do with a certificate in public sector management?

Certificate holders can gain crucial communications, management, legal and budgeting skills within the context of political administration that will help them advance in the government and non-profit arenas.

Words of wisdom

“As we come out of the Great Recession, state and local governments are going to step up their hiring. This is one reason Careerbuilder has reported that public administration is one of the top 10 fastest growing majors on college campuses (up 33% since 2010). The post baccalaureate certificate in public sector management is a good way to take advantage of this moment to enter or advance in the field.”

Joseph Wert, Ph.D., dean of the School of Social Sciences

Learn more:

For more information, please contact Dana Gohmann, M.Ed., academic adviser in the School of Social Sciences at 812-941-2391 or dgohmann@ius.edu.

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