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    Certificate Programs in Administration Studies Public Administration

    A certificate program usually imparts a professional or trade certification and only takes a short time to obtain. In fact, many certificate programs take only a few months to complete, and most take one year or less. Completing the program results in tangible proof of your specialized training.

    What is a certificate in public administration? People completing a certificate program in this field may study government policy, civics, finances, business processes and negotiation techniques. The overall focus may be either in the private or the public sector, but private companies operating in the field of public administration are often working under government contracts. Once you graduate from such a program, you should be able to apply the principles of the civil service and relevant law, business and management ideas to real-life situations.

    The hands-on skills gained from going through a certificate program in public administration will help you to perform your current, public-facing job better. You should be able to interpret current events and explain how they have a bearing on public business and financial systems. These are marketable skills in any municipality or large corporation that deals with the public.

    The cost of this type of program will vary depending on the country where it is offered and how long the course runs. Consult the school of your choice for exact details, and keep in mind that your employer may be willing to pay part or all of your tuition and fees.

    With a certificate in public administration, you will be in a good position to start a career in law enforcement, fiscal management, fundraising, consulting, urban planning, city management or corporate social responsibility. Depending on the exact career path you wish to pursue, you may need more education, but the certificate is a good start and an effective way of exploring the field while getting some specific training.

    Online certificate programs may be available for public administration studies. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.