Public Sector Management

Managing Manitoba

Add management know-how to your technical skill. This program cultivates and enhances public sector management skills for Government of Manitoba employees who are entering or currently fill mid-management roles. It is also aimed at those who aspire to other leadership positions. Learn to adapt to a dynamically changing environment, get an awareness of government budgetary processes and learn to analyze issues to develop alternatives and solutions.

The Certificate in Public Sector Management (CPSM) is co-sponsored by the Government of Manitoba. Learn to integrate the important and current issues affecting all levels of government in Manitoba.

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The Certificate in Public Sector Management (CPSM) is co-sponsored by the Government of Manitoba. A strong emphasis is placed on integrating the important and current issues affecting all levels of government in Manitoba. The instructors have a wealth of hands-on senior management experience in the public sector.

Credential Awarded

Certificate in Public Sector Management

Program Structure

The CPSM is a one-year part-time study program offered in a Blended Learning format integrating face-to-face sessions with on-line learning. The program consists of 5 required courses each lasting approximately six weeks (180 hrs) and 36 hours of Organization & Staff Development workshop electives.

Length of Study

You can complete the program in 1.5 to 5 years. 5 years is the maximum completion time. You’ll enter the program as a cohort in March and start your first course in April. Most students graduate with their cohort in October of the following year (1.5 years after entering the program).

Program Structure

216 contact hours. Five University of Manitoba courses for a total of 180 contact hours and 36 hours of workshop credit through Province of Manitoba’s OSD program.

Delivery Methods

Required University of Manitoba courses are offered in a blended format comprised of online and face-to-face learning. Elective credit workshops are offered through the Organization and Staff Development department at the Government of Manitoba’s Civil Service Commission.

Specific Requirements

Students are admitted through the Government of Manitoba’s OSD department and proceed through the program as a cohort from April to January.

As these are intensive courses, students are advised not to miss any of the in-class sessions in each course.

Additional Information

CPSM courses are priced at $525 each plus additional costs for textbooks/materials

CPSM is a partner program of Government of Manitoba’s Civil Service Commission (CSC)/Organization and Staff Development (OSD)

All required University of Manitoba courses are held at 160 Extended Ed Complex at the Fort Garry Campus.

CPSM is a truly unique program unlike any in Manitoba and provides valuable networking opportunities for those working in diverse backgrounds across many different provincial departments.

Courses

Required Courses and Course Progression

Students will move through the program as a cohort and are encouraged to take the courses in the order listed:

  • MGMT 0112 – Organizational Behaviour for Public Sector Management
  • MGMT 0290 – Politics and Public Policy
  • FINC 0330 – Public Finance and Budgeting
  • MGMT 0390 – Current Issues in Public Sector Management
  • MGMT 0490 – Case Studies in Public Sector Management

Elective Courses

You will be required to complete 36 credit hours of approved elective credit through Organization and Staff Development (OSD) workshops/seminars (through the) Government of Manitoba.

FAQs

Are CPSM courses transferrable to degree studies?

Yes, CPSM graduates are eligible to transfer up to 24 credit hours towards the University of Manitoba’s Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS) degree through the Faculty of Arts.

When can I start the program?

You will be screened and accepted by the Civil Service Commission through the Government of Manitoba. If approved, you will attend the annual March orientation and begin the program as a cohort in April.

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning integrates in-class, face-to-face learning with online learning in a complimentary and engaging way to enhance your learning experience.

CPSM is restricted to Government of Manitoba employees only, contact us for admission information.

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 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

Download and submit a completed Course Registration Form

Course Registration Form (PDF)
 

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1. Download and fill out Course Registration Form (PDF)
2. Send your completed form by email, mail, in person or fax to:

Extended Education

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: +1 204 474-8800
Toll Free: 1 888 216-7011
Fax: +1 204 474-7661
Email: extended@umanitoba.ca

Earn a B.A. in a Different Way

Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies

Take your education to the next level and apply your certificate towards an undergraduate degree. Graduates of the Public Sector Management (CPSM) program are eligible to use their certificates in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree.

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Student Quick Start Guide

Important information to help you have a positive experience in Continuing and Professional Studies. (PDF)