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    • Certificate

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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: $4,660 plus $100 non-refundable application fee
    • Each course $710 to $790
    Pricing subject to change without notice

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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, 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.

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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 Manitoba Municipal Administration.

Fees: $4,660 plus $100 non-refundable application fee.
Pricing subject to change without notice.

Expected duration: up to 5 years, part-time

Application requirements: Grade 12 diploma or equivalent, or mature student status
If primary language is not English, proof of English proficiency is required.

This program is offered in partnership with the Manitoba Municipal Administrators (MMA). 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. Note: A grade of C or better must be obtained to qualify for a passing grade in CMMA courses. You must complete FINC 0180 before FINC 0380.

This Extended Education program has open registration, which means that students can register for individual courses without being admitted to a program. Any courses taken within 10 years that are in the program will be applied to the student’s program record. Please note that the course schedule below may change based on enrollment numbers and student interest.

Students will need to be admitted to a program before they will be allowed to graduate with a certificate.

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, Summer, Fall
FINC 0380 Municipal Accounting 36 Fall
MGMT 0180 Municipal Administration 36 Summer, Fall
MGMT 0280 Municipal Law 36 Winter

Elective course

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 Summer
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.

You must be admitted to a program in order to graduate with your certificate.

Learn more about the program

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

  • Wally Melnyk
    Municipal Administration, Instructor

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

Toll free: 1-888-216-7011