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Willamette to Graduate First Class in State of Oregon Certificate of Public Management

Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management's first State of Oregon Certificate of Public Management graduating class of 39 students will celebrate the completion of the program on Thursday, April 12 at 3 p.m. in the Cone Chapel, 2nd floor Waller Hall. The graduation is open to the public.

This innovative program is offered to enhance the decision-making, stewardship and leadership skills of Oregon management personnel and to promote career opportunities for current state employees. The primary objective of the program is to foster a successful management team in Oregon's state government.

Successful completion of eight courses over a two-year period will lead to receipt of the Certificate of Public Management and will result in creation of a student transcript at Willamette, reflecting 12 credit hours toward a Master of Management degree.

The curriculum for this program is composed of portions of courses taught at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. This program was created as a partnership between the state of Oregon and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Courses offered in the Certificate of Public Management program have included:

  • Strategic Marketing for Public & Non-Profits
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Organizational Design & Change
  • Markets & Government
  • Management Control
  • Human Resources, Leadership & Negotiation
  • Information Technology Strategic Management
  • Team Building
  • Public Finance

Students were required to take eight of the 10 courses offered.

For more information on the graduation, contact the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at 503-370-6440.

04-01-2001