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Management Certificate in Public Procurement

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Program Overview

Procurement is a specialty with a growing demand within all three sectors – public, private and nonprofit. It’s 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.

The MCPP would also be highly beneficial for anyone already in public service, especially managers, who seek to  move up the career ladder. The MCPP offers rigorous education on the latest local, national and international procurement trends and practices. The MCPP is not just a procurement certificate – it’s much more.

Program Mission

The Management Certificate in Public Procurement promotes and supports professional and ethical education of current and future procurement specialists.

Program Vision

The Management Certificate in Public Procurement graduates become public procurement leaders who serve the public through innovative and transformative approaches. 

Program Values

The Management Certificate in Public Procurement is committed to:

  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Accountability
  • Public service
  • Public value maximization
  • Academic excellence
  • Transformation
  • Innovation
  • Ethical behavior

Program Goals

  • Promote public procurement practice and education.
  • Provide current professionals operating in the field with the opportunity to hone their skills and knowledge in order to remain up-to-date.
  • Educate students to become the next generation of public procurement specialists who will be ready to assume leadership positions.
  • Prepare students to serve the needs of public procurement, guided by public service values.
  • Translate the latest research in the field into effective procurement practices.
  • Create an environment supportive of learning, collaboration, innovation and academic excellence.
  • Provide students with the technical knowledge base necessary to meet the rigorous requirements of practice.


Course Topics

  • Learn about local, state, national and international procurement practices.
  • Explore the ethical and legal implications of public procurement practices.
  • Understand and implement common project management concepts within the context of public procurement.
  • Know the tools and approaches needed to determine the best value for the money.
  • Gain knowledge of the principles of contract formulation, underwriting and administration.


I have never before learned so much in such a short period of time. T.G.

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Alexandru V. Roman Ph.D.

Program Coordinator

Alexandru V. Roman Ph.D.College of Business & Public Administration Director, The Research Institute for Public Management & Governance Editor, Journal of Public ProcurementTelephone (909) 537-5762 | E-mail:

Program Faculty

Adam M. Williams

Adam M. Williams

Phone (217) 206-7394


Dr. Marc Fudge

Dr. Marc Fudge           

Phone (909) 537-5754

Dr. Ann Johnson

Dr. Ann Johnson           

Phone (909) 537-7664

Darin Matthews

Darin Matthews          

Phone (503) 953-4832

Dr. S. Nicole Diggs

Dr. S. Nicole Diggs



Dr. Thomas McWeeney   

Phone (909) 537-5761

Dr. David Baker