Certificate in Public Management and Environmental Readiness

Offered by:  School of Public Administration (joint with School of Resource and Environmental Studies and School of Information Management)

Coordinator:  Markus Sharaput, sharaput@dal.ca, 902-494-3844


The objective of this new Certificate is to create new and leading-edge opportunities for Faculty of Management graduate students to address matters of environmental sustainability and information management in the context of public management. The initiative also responds to growing market demands and competitive pressures for such an offering.

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

The Certificate will be offered to students currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Information (MI), and Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) programs. As such students will have met the admission requirements for one of these programs as a pre-condition of taking the certificate.

Certificate Requirements:

Core Courses (18 credit hours):

PUAD 5100.03 Organizational Design for Governance and Public Management

PUAD 5120.03 Introduction to Public Policy

ENVI 5504.03 Management of Resources and the Environment

ENVI 5505.03 Biophysical Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Management

INFO 5500.03 Information in Society

INFO 6540.03 Data Management

Note: two of the six certificate courses are already required as part of the eligible programs. Students from the MPA, MI or MREM programs who wish to pursue the certificate will, in addition to their existing program requirements, take 4 “out of program” courses as electives.

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements:

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of a concurrent degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program. Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.