This certificate program is interdisciplinary in nature and is focused on organizational leadership within non-profit, military, governmental, and other public sector entities. Leadership theories, best practices, and competencies are addressed for students enrolled in this program. Four key competency areas within the scope of leadership are presented to those employed or seeking employment in military and other public organizations: financial management, strategic management, contracting principles, and network security.
Members of the Armed Forces in Hampton Roads requested this program in order to provide officers with enhanced knowledge and understanding of leadership components pertinent to public sector work. Graduates will be prepared to lead teams in contract negotiations, finance, and strategic initiatives. In addition, they will have a strong understanding of cyber security within this arena. The courses are ones that will meet the needs of both military and other public sector organizations.