Graduate Certificate

Leadership in Public Service and Nonprofit Administration Online Certificate

Prepare for leadership roles in any industry.

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Curriculum is informed by theory and best practices
Complements and enhances a variety of professional skill sets
Work in virtually any industry

Leadership in Public Service and Nonprofit Administration Online Certificate Overview

The University of West Florida’s online certificate in public service and nonprofit administration provides a focused knowledge base and skill set useful in the effective administration of public and private not-for-profit organizations.

In your coursework, you will study the principles of performance measurements for organizational processes and decision making. Using those principles, you will then analyze current organizational forms of public and nonprofit organizations and the institutional framework within which these structures function in American democracy. These tenets apply to leadership positions in virtually any industry.

Expert faculty will assist you as you learn to differentiate and compare public and private sector organizational management practices. Whether you go into management, nonprofit administration or further your education, this certificate will also expose you to many different budgeting processes so that you can make informed, effective recommendations for both the organization and its employees.

This certificate is only available to graduate non-degree-seeking students or those pursuing UWF’s MSA in Public Administration. Undergraduates cannot pursue this certificate.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Graduate non-degree-seeking students
  • Students pursuing a degree in MSA/Public Administration
  • Working professionals seeking leadership positions in their current career path
  • Those who wish to manage a nonprofit

You Will Be Able To:

  • Critique and develop public policy
  • Articulate the evolution and history of leading theories of leadership
  • Suggest valid and useful improvements to budgeting processes
  • Incorporate appropriate performance measures and identify links between performance measures and budget decisions
  • Differentiate between bureaucracy, as the term is utilized in the social sciences, and bureaucracy as a function of the American government