Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement Management

This certificate is available online.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement Management offers students an entry into the specialization of public procurement. Public procurement is a sub-field of public administration emphasizing purchasing, supply chain management, and project management through effective strategies, proper planning and collaborative execution. This certificate allows students to analyze the various aspects of public procurement and the managerial strategies needed to ensure efficient and effective goods and services delivery while maintaining clear focus on agency goals, project milestones and ethical decision-making. The program requires 18 hours of course work with course choices based on the status of the student. A breakdown of the two sequences follows.

Core Courses
PAD 581Fundamentals of Public Procurement3
PAD 582Public Procurement Process, Ethics and Law3
PAD 583Contract Formulation and Administration3
PAD 585Project Management in Public Procurement3
Electives6
Degree-Seeking Student Sequence
Choose Two:
Introduction to the Profession
Budget And Finance
Information for Decision Making
Best Value Analysis and Negotiation
Non-Degree Seeking Student Sequence
Best Value Analysis and Negotiation
Choose One:
Introduction to the Profession
Budget And Finance
Information for Decision Making
Total Hours18