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Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – Professional Certificate in Public Sector Management

Location: School of Public Policy and Administration, 119 McLaughlin College; Tel.: 416-736-5384; Fax: 416-736-5382; E-mail:
Director of the School: D. Cohn
Undergraduate Program Director: A. Klimakova
University Professors: R. Drummond, I. Greene, B. Spotton Visano
Associate Professors: N. Canefe, D. Cohn, L. Foster, T. Hwong, A. Kimakova, T. Klassen, J. Magee
Assistant Professors: C. Dufour, S. Frederiksen, K. Ogata, J. Simeon, D. Soennecken
Sessional Professor: S. Rahnema
Sessional Assistant Professor: P. Constantinou

The mission of the School of Public Policy and Administration is to provide “Education for Good Governance.” The school’s programs are characterized by a strong emphasis on social justice, public ethics and commitment to democratic values. Students take courses from a mix of disciplines that provide a breadth of knowledge and opportunities to develop critical thinking, analytical capabilities and management skills.

The Professional Certificate in Public Sector Management provides a basic core of courses that allow the student to develop the necessary knowledge, capabilities and skills to work in a public sector environment or with other organizations that are allied with the public sector (such as not-for-profit groups or businesses that deal with the public sector).  Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree rather than a certificate should consider the bachelor of public administration.

For specific program requirements, please consult the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Programs of Study section.