The online Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management provides students with the tools needed to advance their careers as local government managers, emphasizing the relationships that they must understand and navigate to be successful. The curriculum exposes students to a full spectrum of local government issues including working with elected officials to build relationships with the public and community, as well as service delivery options, which includes understanding the organizational structure of local governments and how contracting and collaboration effect these. Courses also look at management tools, including the study of the human resource function, finance and budgeting, and performance measurement; and look at developing and managing local government employees.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent