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Estd 1974Established Year

Certificate (Public Administration and Management)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 6,210 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Certificate in Public Administration and Management at Cape Breton University is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
    • This Certificate program has a co-op work option.
    • In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term, students must meet the GPA requirements.
    • The student to faculty ratio is 16:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
    • Some of the main courses that students will study in this program are:
      • Canadian Public Administration
      • Financial Management
      • Personnel Administration
      • Canadian Government and Administrative Law
      • Directed Independent Study or POLS 3991: Political Science Internship
    • Certificate in Public Administration and Management program can take in any direction.
    • Learn in modern facilities surrounded by a thriving community with access to everything that needs to grow.
    • The knowledge gain here will help excel in managing people, processes, and policies.
    • Career positions may include: 
      • The Government of Canada
      • Municipal governments and administrations
      • Federal and provincial crown corporations
      • Non-government organizations
      • International organizations
      • Public policy research centres, etc with an average salary of 36,475 USD per year.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Certificate
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 12,420 for 2 years
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 10)
    Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • A Candidate needed to provide Senior School Certificate or School certificate awarded after standard XII.
    • English Language proficiency test proof is required.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students need to maintain an overall average of 60% in their 12th grade for admission in this Program.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

    Required Document List

    The followings are the required document:

    • Official Transcripts: Students have to submit a copy of their original transcripts.
    • Letters of Reference: Students have to submit two letters of recommendation.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Jan 10

    Scores Required

    6.5 / 9

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    Year/headYear 1Year 2
    Tuition fees$6210$6210

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Living cost$ 20,250

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

    VISA & Work Study


    • International applicants who are applying for a Canadian Student VISA are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa or ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
    • Students need these documents for student visa application:
      • Proof of Acceptance
      • Proof of Identity
      • Proof of Financial Support

    Work Study

    • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus jobs for full-time students with financial need.
    • Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. Students can earn up to $2000 per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Career Opportunities after completing this program are:

    • The Government of Canada
    • Municipal governments and administrations
    • Federal and provincial crown corporations
    • Non-government organizations
    • International organizations
    • Public policy research centres

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