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Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Employer-Employee Relations and Personnel Management

This program is designed for public sector managers and those aspiring to enter public service who need the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to deal effectively with the critical area of public sector employee relations and personnel management. The primary goal is to provide the necessary training for public managers to effectively utilize human resources to their greatest potential in conjunction with the needs of the public organization.

Students may only pursue the certificate program in combination with a CSULB degree program.


1. A minimum of 18 course units in graduate course work, including 3 required and 3 elective courses.

2. Satisfactory completion of the following:

  • PPA 555 Government Budgeting and Finance (3)
    Prerequisites: PPA 518 or ECON 101 or ECON 300 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
  • PPA 575 Public Sector Employer-Employee Relations (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • PPA 577 Public Sector Human Resources Management (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

3. Satisfactory completion of 3 elective courses from:

  • PPA 533, PPA 570, PPA 571 and PPA 581

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