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The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program

The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program is a management development program to help public sector and nonprofit managers attain and build upon their management skills. It’s beneficial to a wide range of employees who supervise or manage employees or large projects. A college degree is not required. The designation, “Certified Public Manager®” is awarded upon successfully completing the Program.

Our program:

  • is academically grounded, built upon a set of core competencies curriculum
  • has 25 participants per “class” (also referred to as “cohort “)
  • is 16 months in length
  • comprises 300 hours of training including classes, projects, readings, and exams centered on management principles courses
  • is proven to improve performance and advance best practice standards for public and nonprofit sector managers

Eligible Employees:

  • supervisors or managers of employees or large projects
  • employees with and without a college degree 
  • employees working in nonprofit and government sectors 

Our Classes and Faculty:

  • are held at the University of Baltimore*
  • are taught by University of Baltimore faculty experienced in teaching working adults 
  • our instructors include local experts and practitioners

*customization allows for the Program to be taught throughout Maryland

This website contains specific information about the Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program including how to apply.  At any time, you may contact us directly with your questions or to request additional information.

Dr. Ann Cotten
Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program, Director
Schaefer Center for Public Policy, Director
College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.837.6188 | acotten@ubalt.edu

World class leaders and managers for public service