Program Overview

The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program

The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program is a management development program offered by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore, that develops and builds upon the management skills of public sector and nonprofit managers as well as public safety professionals. It is beneficial to a wide range of employees who supervise or manage employees or large projects. Upon completion, successful candidates earn the Certified Public Manager® designation.

Our program is:

  • offered entirely online combining live online instruction and discussion with self-paced learning
  • academically grounded, built upon a set of core competencies curriculum
  • limited to 25 participants per “class” (also referred to as “cohort “)
  • 10 months in length
  • comprised of 300 hours of training including classes, projects, readings, and exams centered on management principles courses
  • proven to improve performance and advance best practice standards for public and nonprofit sector managers