Developed for those with a career or academic interest in Canadian governance, public administration, and public sector management, the focus of the 42-credit Diploma in Government Management is on the intersections between public administration, public policy, management, administrative law, rights, power and justice in Canada.
The Diploma in Government Management has been designed to help you get a better understanding of governing bodies and programs, service delivery in complex settings, legal obligations, and how operations are generally managed in the public sector. This is incredibly helpful for those with an interest in working for, or with, government and community-based organizations managing groups of people.
Carve your own path into the future while developing expertise in the techniques and practices of public sector management. This diploma offers the chance to take a deep look at the nature of Canadian government and public administration at the national, provincial and local levels. Study comprehensive subjects such as management, law, organizational theory, policy development, quantitative and qualitative research methods, leadership, ethics and more.
This diploma can be completed on a full or part-time basis.
Learn about public sector management at all government levels including policy.
Financial and personnel management skills.
Understand organizational theory and design.
Management and community development skills.
Learn about public sector ethics and governmental legal obligations.
Why study at CBU?
On Cape Breton Island, public sector managers play a critically important role in our local, regional, national and global communities by providing project management and policy advice. It’s not only the modern facilities or the word-class education that draws students from over 70 countries to our unique location on the sea, it’s the chance to make a difference in the place you call home.
Studying government management at CBU will help you learn the skills necessary to take on challenging issues that define the public agenda in Canada. In addition to our regular courses, our experienced faculty provide hands-on learning through many experiential learning opportunities. This helps ensure our students are prepared to enter the professional world or continue to graduate studies.
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