Education & Programs

Management Certificate in Public Procurement

Procurement is a specialty with a growing demand within all three sectors – public, private and nonprofit. It is also one of the better paid sub-fields in public administration. A Management Certificate in Public Procurement (MCPP) offers a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in entering the field to obtain the training and education needed.


To earn the MCPP, a student must complete five courses with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or better.

  • Fundamentals of Public Procurement (waived for MPA students who complete PA661 as part of the MPA program)
  • Public Procurement Process, Ethics and Law
  • Project Management in Public Procurement
  • Best Value Analysis and Negotiation
  • Contract Formulation and Administration


  • Each course is fully online.
  • Each course is scheduled for five weeks.
  • Students can start the program with any course.
  • Students can sign up for a single course only. 


To enroll in the MCPP, a prospective student must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or have five or more years of experience in public procurement or a related field.