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Leadership of Public Organizations Certificate

The 18-credit graduate certificate program in Leadership of Public Organizations offered by the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark provides students with a focus on human resources topics including, best practice policy; diversity and inclusion; management and leadership techniques; and a comprehensive review of all local, state, and federal policies that govern employment, and employment practices.

Students seeking the Leadership of Public Organizations Certificate complete six (6) required courses for a total of 18 credits. For course descriptions see Courses.

  • Intergovernmental and Intersectoral Management (3)*
  • Leadership and Diversity (3)*
  • Labor Relations (3)*
  • Managing Public Organizations (3)
  • Human Resources Administration (3)
  • Administrative Ethics (3)

Three of the required courses are considered elective courses within the Master of Public Administration program and are identified with an asterisk symbol (*) above. One of these identified courses may be substituted for "Introduction to Public Administration" to complete the program.