Leadership & Public Management

Leadership & Public Management Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Public Management

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Public Management (LPM) is available to existing UConn students and working professionals. The LPM Graduate Certificate is designed to provide students with fundamental foundations in key areas of public sector management.

Certificate students work with their advisor to choose the appropriate four-course portfolio of the Department’s offerings that most effectively meet the skill-set competencies they desire

Core learning objectives for the certificate include strengthening the student’s capacity to diagnose problems, collect and analyze information, choose among alternatives, communicate with stakeholders, strategically plan and implement programs, and manage change.

Certificate students often continue in their education in order to broaden and strengthen their skill-sets and competencies in the work of public sector management through the Department’s Master of Public Administration (including MPA Fellows) or Master of Public Policy degree programs.

Leadership and Public Management Certificate

Sample Course Sequence

The Certificate in Leadership and Public Management requires 12 credits of coursework (4 courses). Certificate students and their advisors decide the most appropriate course of study. Below are examples of courses that might be applied to the Certificate.

PP 5319 Program Development and Evaluation (3 credits): This course focuses on how programs can be designed, implemented and evaluated for the best results.

PP 5318 Financial Management for Public Organizations (3 credits): This course examines management of financial resources and reporting of financial results for public service organizations.

PP 5327 Analysis for Management Decision-Making (3 credits): This course focuses on the tools and techniques for decision analysis, understanding the impact of decision choices, simple models of decision making.

PP 5365 Human Resource Management (3 credits): This course focuses on job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, and employee motivation, assessment and development. Also included are diversity at work, labor-management relations, and volunteer management.

Application Process

Admission to the program is based on an assessment of the applicant’s potential to succeed in graduate study. Applicants are evaluated based on their demonstrated aptitude for graduate study, experience, and academic achievement.

View our detailed application instructions for more information.

Payment Plan and Financing

Graduate students who are enrolled in a graduate certificate program (only) are not eligible to receive federal financial aid (Federal Stafford Loan and Graduate PLUS Loan funds). Students enrolled in these programs may wish to consider UConn’s payment plan, or Alternative (Private) Loan financing.


For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Public Management please contact Dr. Mohamad Alkadry, Professor and Department Head, Department of Public Policy, at mohamad.alkadry@uconn.edu.