Leadership for Public Administrators

Certificate #208

Starts: Quarterly

Program Area: Defense Systems Management

POC: Program Support

Modality: Distance Learning


The quality of leadership impacts an organization’s effectiveness, its employees’ satisfaction, and the ability of the organization to adapt to new challenges. Successful missions in the future will depend on military officers and civilian administrators who know how to lead with excellence in public organizations. Completion of this certificate builds knowledge, skills, and ethical standards that are necessary components of great leadership within public organizations. Students will develop advanced leadership skills, including ability to cultivate effective groups and teams, negotiate consensus among stakeholders, improve climate and productivity, and facilitate high-performance decision making processes while modeling ethical reasoning and behavior that will inspire the next generation.

Courses required

Course Details
Course 1 GB4011
Course 2 MN3118
Course 3 Choose one of the following:
  • MN3015
  • GE3011
Course 4 Choose one of the following:
  • MN4017
  • MN4125
  • MN3111
  • Or one of these:
    • GE3010
    • MN4474

Application Information

Applications are handled by the NPS Admissions Office. Please visit the admissions website or contact them at admissions@nps.edu.

Tuition & Service Obligation

For specific tuition information for this offering, please visit this offering’s More Information page.

For information regarding service obligation, please visit the Admissions Office’s Eligibility/Service Obligation page.

Other Information

This certificate requires the completion of four courses (at least 12 credits) that were not counted for another certificate. Students must take at least one course from the list in the table under Course 4, for a total of at least four courses.

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Academic Calendar

  •  06 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin