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    • Certificate in Municipal Administration

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    Program length

    • 1 to 5 years

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    Program features

    • For Canadian citizens and permanent residents
    • Part-time, online from anywhere in Canada

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    Program fees

    • Total cost: $4,100 approximately
    • Each UM course: $620 to $690

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    Make a world of difference on a local level

    Learn about relevant topics including municipal accounting, municipal law and administration. 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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    For administrators in Manitoba municipalities

    The program is offered in partnership with the Manitoba Municipal Administrators’ Association, representing Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) of Manitoba municipalities, and is recognized as important professional development within their organization. Representatives from the Association of Manitoba Municipalities are also on the program’s advisory committee, supporting continued refinement of this program, which has been offered for many years.

Program details

This program is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Information for international students who wish to study with us can be found at Intensive Program Packages.

Credential: Earn a University of Manitoba Certificate in Municipal Administration.

Fees: $4,100 approximately plus $100 non-refundable application fee

Expected duration: up to 5 years, part-time

Application requirements: You must hold a high school diploma or be eligible as a mature student. You must include a copy of your high school transcript with your application. You may submit photocopies or screen shots of academic transcripts. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

This program is offered in partnership with the Manitoba Municipal Administrators’ Association (MMAA). Representatives from the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) are also on the Program’s Advisory Committee.

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Program courses

Determine the courses you will need to complete this program.

Required courses

You must complete FINC 0180 before FINC 0380.

Course number Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
FINC 0180 Introductory Accounting for Municipal Managers 36 Winter
HRM 0100 Managing the Human Resource Function 36 Winter, Spring, Fall
FINC 0380 Municipal Accounting 36 Fall
MGMT 0180 Municipal Administration 36 Fall
MGMT 0280 Municipal Law 36 Winter

Elective courses

Choose one.

Offered by UM
Course number Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
LDRS 0180 Leadership for Municipal Managers Concept, Principles and Application 36 Spring
Offered by University of Alberta (NACLAA elective courses)
Course name Contact hours
Local Government (EXLGP08200) 39
Public Administration Professionalism (EXLGP08201) 39

NACLAA course registration

Or call, toll free: 1 877 686-4625

Don’t wait until your final year to take NACLAA courses as it takes time to receive your grades.

How to apply

Complete and submit your Application Form (PDF):

  • Save to your computer before filling out the form.
  • To register for individual courses, please visit Courses.

Learn more about the program

  • Jodi Thorkelsson, Paul Boily, Laurel-Lee Kidd, Wally Melnyk
    Municipal Administration, Grads

  • Wally Melnyk
    Municipal Administration, Instructor

Request more information

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Contact us

Extended Education
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Toll free: 1-888-216-7011 ext. 8800