Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management in Criminal Justice

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management in Criminal Justice at Boston University’s Metropolitan College offers an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide the skills needed to face contemporary criminal justice challenges and lead reforms—not only domestically, but internationally.

Effective leadership in the increasingly complex field of criminal justice requires a strong footing in ethics, business, and analysis, as well as the ability to keep pace with issues that include the realities of terrorism, the emergence of cybercrime, questions of police legitimacy, and stagnant correctional outcomes in terms of recidivism among offenders. The Strategic Management certificate develops valuable skills that enhance the ability to analyze diverse problems and develop sound, sustainable policies that are guided by logic and planning—making it the ideal credential for experienced, mid-career criminal justice professionals who seek to advance into policy making, upper management, or executive-level positions in their agencies.

Students who complete Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management in Criminal Justice will be able to demonstrate:

  • Familiarity with organizational structures of the criminal justice system and the classical and contemporary theories of organization, planning, and change.
  • The ability to practice criminal justice planning activities such as crime, systems, and legislative analysis.
  • The ability to implement quantitative and qualitative practices that enhance organizational decision-making, evaluation, and accountability.
  • An understanding of the nature of public emergency management and preparedness across public and private jurisdictions.

Students pursuing a certificate in Strategic Management must take the following requirements.

(four courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 612 COO—Public Emergency Management
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET CJ 711 Criminal Justice Policy and Planning
  • MET CJ 831 Criminal Justice Administration