Hamline University Closed

May 28, 2020

Due to increased police presence and activity in the Midway area on Thursday, Hamline University is closed until further notice. For more information, click here

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  • Certified Public Manager

    Develop immediately applicable management capabilities with our program designed specifically for federal, state, and local government and nonprofit sector managers and supervisors. Experience a one-of-a-kind program that will improve both your individual and organizational performance and develop you into the leader the public sector needs.

    • Gain insight into your leadership skills, including reflection on emotional intelligence, ethics, and change leadership, and strengthen these skills through this academically grounded program.
    • Work in a cohort and learn from the experiences of others as you consider the practical application of leadership and change management skills through a capstone project.
    • Earn a national trademark designation of CPM (Certified Public Manager) and become a member of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers. 

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    Program overview

    Hamline’s low-residency program combines in-person classes with online coursework.

    $4,000 (payable in three installments over three semesters)


    1. Leadership of Self and Others
    2. Managing Work
    3. Working Beyond Boundaries
    4. Capstone Project 


    The next cohort

    The next cohort will begin May 2021.

    Degree candidacy

    Graduate-level elective credits from all certificates may be earned and applied in the School of Business to the Master of Public Administration or the PhD in Management and Public Service. Additionally, elective credits may be earned and applied to the Master of Business Administration or Master of Nonprofit Management.