Applications are due April 30 for the MMA and Suffolk University’s two Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management programs that will be held during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The graduate-level academic program, designed for municipal employees interested in furthering their career in local government and pursuing a graduate degree, provides a well-rounded understanding of public-sector management.

The classes, taught by Suffolk faculty, include administrative strategies in local government, budgeting and financial management, and human resources management. Classes are held on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning in September and running through May.

The two programs for 2019-2020 will be held in Littleton—the first offering in north central Massachusetts—and Barnstable, where it has been held three times previously.

Applications should be sent to certificate@mma.org.

For more information, visit www.mma.org/certificate or contact Katie McCue at the MMA at (617) 426-7272, ext. 111, or kmccue@mma.org.