Across the U.S., many find themselves running government agencies (police departments, fire departments, public works departments, etc.) without the full complement of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for the new tasks and responsibilities. The undergraduate certificate in Government Agency Administration (GAA) has been designed to meet the needs of these agency heads. The certificate program consists of 18 credit hours in needed content areas identified by subject matter experts (SMEs). Upon successful completion of the GAA certificate, the professional will have gained additional knowledge often required for the duties and responsibilities of government agency administration.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the types of budgets, including line-item budgeting, performance budgeting, zero-based budgeting and capital budgeting.

  • Prepare professional communications and documents for the government/business environment.

  • Manage the concepts, skills, theories and techniques involving human resource management.

  • Analyze the concepts and approaches that shape organizational strategic decision making by examining internal and external factors and influences.

  • Formulate the execution of public policy in America.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

FINC405Budget Development and Execution3
ENGL226Effective Business Communication3
HRMT407Human Resource Management3
MGMT410Strategic Management3
POLS410Public Policy3
SSGS490Independent Study3
Total Semester Hours18