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Local Government Management

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Program Information

School:University of Victoria
Faculty:Faculty of Human and Social Development
Degree:Diploma; Distance
Field of Study:Public Administration
Description:Students employed or seeking employment in local governments may opt to enroll in the Diploma in Local Government Management. This is a part-time, off-campus program of studies leading to the Diploma in Local Government Management and is offered via distance education plus (in some courses) workshops. The program is intended for practicing or prospective managers in local government who wish to acquire the skills and background necessary for effective and responsible management, and who are interested in broadening their understanding of the administrative process. Please see the program web page for curriculum details.
URL:Local Government Management at University of Victoria
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,428
Careers:Administrative OfficersProject Managers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Students without a bachelor’s degree will normally be expected to have obtained the equivalent of at least the first two years of post-secondary at university or at institutions such as BCIT, community colleges or recognized professional associations. Candidates without formal post-secondary qualifications but with demonstrable appropriate experience may be admitted as conditional students, with continuation in the program subject to performance in the first three courses with a grade of C+ or better.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Work Experience
    In addition to academic background, all applicants should have a minimum of three years experience working in local (municipal or regional) government. (Experience in other levels of government and/or the non-profit sector may be considered.)

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 11, 2018