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Tribal Administration and Leadership Postbaccalaureate Certificate

American Indian Studies
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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Contact Information
1123 University Drive, 110 Cina Hall, Duluth, MN 55812 218-726-8771
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Tribal Admin & Leadership Postbaccalaureate Cert.
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Tribal Administration and Leadership Postbaccalaureate Certificate is designed to meet the professional needs of individuals interested in tribal governance and tribal relations. The courses in this program emphasize the leadership qualities and skills necessary for tribal contexts, strategic management, operations management, and human resources management. Topics addressed include Indigenous conceptions of leadership, strengths-based orientation, leadership styles, strategic planning and implementation, organizational frameworks, personnel, workplace conflicts, effectiveness, and efficiency.
Program Delivery
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Prerequisites for Admission
Bachelorís degree from an accredited institution.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum grade of C is required for A-F graded courses applied to the minor.
Required Courses (12 credits)
Take the following courses:
MTAG 5210 - Administration Governance I (Strategic) (3.0 cr)
MTAG 5220 - Administration and Governance II (Operations) (3.0 cr)
MTAG 5230 - Advanced Tribal Administration and Governance I (Human Resources) (3.0 cr)
MTAG 5320 - Applied Leadership and Ethics in an Indigenous Organizational Context (3.0 cr)
 
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MTAG 5210 - Administration Governance I (Strategic)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will provide an overview of the integration and application of strategic management principles in tribal governments. Topics will include the development of mission statements, goals, strategies, and approaches to implementation. The course will focus on tribal strategic plans and issues specific to tribes, such as the federal-tribal relationship, tribal constitutions, and tribal ordinances and regulations. Also, the role of federal and state government policymakers as they interrelate with administrators in strategic management decisions will be studied. prereq: MTAG student or instructor consent
MTAG 5220 - Administration and Governance II (Operations)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will provide an overview of organizational management theories with an emphasis on tribal governments. It will focus on the various types of tribal governments, the role of tribal managers, tribal management functions, communications processes, and management information systems design and development. It will also explore different models of delivering services on reservations, including the direct federal service model, the 638 contact model, and the self-governance compact. Also, the role of federal and state government policymakers as they interrelate with administrators in operations management decisions will be studied. prereq: 5210 or instructor consent
MTAG 5230 - Advanced Tribal Administration and Governance I (Human Resources)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 5220 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of solving problems, the activity that takes up the majority of a tribal manager's day. Human resource management will be emphasized. The use of tribal hypothetical and real-life situations will be heavily relied upon. Case studies of reservations and tribal organizations will be utilized to define problems, collect and analyze data, and seek creative solutions. The use of analogy, brainstorming, the scientific method, systems analysis, and graphic representations will be studied, as well as the role of federal and state government policymakers as they interact with administrators on human resources matters. prereq: 5220 or instructor consent
MTAG 5320 - Applied Leadership and Ethics in an Indigenous Organizational Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course explores leadership and ethics in an applied context. Students will explore what it means to be an effective ethical leader from a personal and community-based perspective. This involves a critical study of organizational culture and systems-based change processes. Case studies will be used to facilitate exploration and analysis. Reflecting on theories and philosophies of ethics and leadership, students will identify a personal leadership style, and determine what it means to be a decolonized leader in contemporary community life. prereq: 5310 or instructor consent