Municipal Administration

Make a World of Difference on a Local Level

Make a positive impact on the everyday lives of citizens and gain the essential body of knowledge to be an effective municipal administrator, and a leader in local governments with a certificate in Municipal Administration.

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Program Description

Gain the essential body of knowledge required to assume administrative responsibilities within small to mid-size municipalities. From accounting, human resource management, to administration and the law, you will be better poised to take on new challenges and opportunities, regardless of the municipal role you currently, or hope to, fill.

Credential Awarded

Certificate in Manitoba Municipal Administration

Who is the Program for?

You’re invited to apply if you are employed, or wish to be employed, in the municipal field.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the program, you must have a high school diploma (or its equivalent). Simply complete and submit an application form, pay the application fee and submit a high school or post-secondary transcript.

Co-sponsors

The Manitoba Municipal Administrators’ Association (MMAA) are co-sponsors of this program. Representatives from the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) are also on the Program’s Advisory Committee.

Benefits

  • CMMA is a partner program of the Manitoba Municipal Administrators Association (MMAA) and the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM)
  • All courses are delivered online. The CMMA program can be completed within one year by taking two courses per term
  • Most online courses (except LDRS 0180 and HRM 0100) include free classroom tutorials that are offered twice per course. Students can attend either the Winnipeg or Brandon tutorials
  • CMMA provides networking opportunities for those working in Rural Municipalities
  • CMMA courses are eligible for PD credit to maintain MMAA membership

Program Length

Up to 5 years

Delivery Methods

Online

Fees

$100 program application fee plus fees of $525 to $595 per course. National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) are $765.

Certification and Graduation

To qualify for graduation and receive a certificate, you must complete all required courses and seminars within 5 years of initial registration in the program. You must declare your intent to graduate through Aurora Self Service. An overall Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 (C) is required to graduate. Upon completion of this certificate program , and you achieve an overall GPA of 3.8 or higher, you will be eligible to receive a certificate “with distinction”. After successfully completing a NACLAA Elective course with a minimum grade of “C”, you must submit a Certificate Course Credit Request form and an original transcript to the Program Administrator. You must complete program requirements by December 31st deadline and declare intent to graduate in order to be eligible for April 2017 graduation at the Annual MMAA Conference.

Courses

Required Courses

  • FINC 0180 – Introductory Accounting for Municipal Managers
  • HRM 0100 – Managing the Human Resource Function
  • FINC 0380 – Municipal Accounting
  • MGMT 0180 – Municipal Administration
  • MGMT 0280 – Municipal Law

You must successfully complete Introductory Accounting for Municipal Managers before taking Municipal Accounting.

Electives

As a student, in the CMMA certificate program must take one of following three Electives:

  • LDRS 0180 – Leadership for Municipal Managers Concept, Principles and Application
  • Local Government (EXLGP08200)
  • Public Administration Professionalism (EXLGP08201)

Local Government (08200) and Public Administration Professionalism (08201) Electives are offered through the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA). Students opting to take one of the NACLAA Elective courses must register directly with the University of Alberta:

NACLAA online courses have specific technical requirements, including computer and internet access.

We recommend that you do not wait until your final year in the CMMA program to take the NACLAA course as the grades will not arrive from the University of Alberta in time for you to graduate in the same academic year.

Tutorials

One-day tutorial sessions are held in Winnipeg and Brandon for most courses. Although they are not mandatory, you are strongly encouraged to attend.

Course Schedule

TERMCOURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAME (all courses Online format)
Winter 2018FINC 0180Introductory Accounting for Municipal Managers (REQ)
MGMT 0180Municipal Administration (REQ)
Spring 2018HRM 0100HRM 0100 Managing the Human Resource Function (REQ)
LDRS 0180Leadership for Municipal Managers (ELE)
Fall 2018MGMT 0280Municipal Law (REQ)
FINC 0380Municipal Accounting (REQ)

FAQs

What is Online Learning?

Online learning is how we offer the course content. The where and when and is completely up to you. You’re free to decide the way that you’d like to integrate the classroom into your life, whether you’d like to do the course work on lunch breaks, in bed, or on a picnic table on a leisurely Saturday afternoon. Simply download the course modules, and learn at your own pace. Remember, instructors are still available to help when you need it.

Online courses are delivered through UofM’s online learning management system UM Learn.

How long does it take to complete the program?

You have up to five years to complete the program in order to be awarded your certificate.

Do I have to take the courses in a specific order?

For this program, you need to successfully complete Introductory Accounting for Municipal Managers before taking Municipal Accounting.

Can I enroll in just a single course if I'm not interested in the entire program?

Yes, you can enroll in just a single course. Completed courses can later be applied towards a Certificate in Municipal Administration.

What is the passing grade?

Most courses consist of a combination of term work (assignments) and a final exam. In order to pass a course, you must score at least 50% on the final exam and achieve a minimum overall course grade of “C” (60%). Students must achieve a minimum overall GPA score of 2.0 (C) to graduate.

Apply to the Program


1. Fill Out an Application Form


Download and submit a completed Program Application Form.
Program Application Form (PDF)

2. Gather Your Transcripts


Submit official transcripts of the highest level of education you have completed. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

Submit any other required supporting documents (e.g., letters of reference, letter of intent).

3. Submit Your Documents


Submit completed application form and transcripts to:
Student and Instructor Services
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
or by email: extended@umanitoba.ca

Final official transcripts from any university or college attended other than University of Manitoba are required. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

Submit any other required supporting documents (e.g., letters of reference, letter of intent).

4. Register for Your Courses


You can register for courses either online or by email, mail, in person or fax.

Register by email, mail, in person or fax
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Course Registration Form (PDF)

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