Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Executive Leadership

Equipping public professionals with skills to lead in a changing environment

TN Law Enforcement Command College Class 2 Fall 2014 In a time of budgetary uncertainty, public agencies are being asked to operate more efficiently and effectively with fewer resources; the Public Administration Executive Leadership graduate certificate offers a knowledge base necessary to meet these demands. The Department of Public Administration has established a six-course, fully online graduate certificate program to enhance public service managers' abilities to rise to the challenges of today's public service. This certificate is also designed to coordinate fully with the curriculum of the MPS degree , a fully online masters in professional studies or the fully online MPA degree; for more on the relationship of these programs contact Dr. Rodney E. Stanley directly at 615-963-7241 or via email .

The six-course certificate is available in fully online format for interested individuals, outside of a cohort - apply now!  

Agencies interested in establishing cohort relationships, contact Department Chair Dr. Rodney E. Stanley directly at 615-963-7241 or via email

All Executive Leadership certificate students should seek advising from Dr. Stanley prior to course selection each semester.

Certificate courses are:

  • PADM 6270 Seminar in Administrative Leadership
  • PADM 6260 Budgeting as a Management Tool
  • PADM 6310 Organization Theory
  • PADM 6240 Personnel in Public Organizations
  • PADM 6420 Conflict Management and Resolution
  • PADM 6400 Project Management and Implementation

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Department of Public Administration