CAS in e-Government Management and Leadership

The accelerating pace of technological change in the area of information and communication technology continues to affect the operations and management of all organizations, especially governments. Each new wave of technology forces organizations to rethink how they are structured and operate in order to take optimal advantage of these technological changes.

The most recent wave exemplified by what is often referred to as Web 2.0 application simply illustrates this more general phenomena. U.S. governments, at all levels, and foreign governments are grappling with how to effective use social networking applications and peer production systems (embedded in applications like Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and blogs). These changes continue to create a growing demand by governments for managers that understand the technology and have strong leadership and management skills.

The School of Information Studies and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs have established a new 12-credit Certificate of Advanced Study in e-Government Management and Leadership to help educate professionals for this new environment. The joint program brings together two No. 1 ranked specialties at Syracuse University—information systems and public affairs—into a world-class education for government leaders around the world.

Who Should Apply

The Certificate of Advanced Study in e-Government Management and Leadership offers those in managerial and leadership positions the knowledge and skills to be able to lead in the development and use of innovative applications of information technology in government.

The program provides mid-career managers with a documented concentration in e-government management and leadership from two internationally acclaimed schools at Syracuse University.

Specific objectives of this certificate include the following:

  • Improve theoretical understanding and practical applications in management and leadership
  • Appreciate organizations in the context of highly complex operating environments.
  • Understand the basic concepts and documentation techniques of enterprise architecture.
  • Be familiar with EA tools and how they are used to document an organization’s architecture.
  • Be able to relate strategy, business, and technology in the context of enterprise architecture.
  • Understand IT and business management issues related to enterprise architecture.

Individuals with strong academic records, a baccalaureate degree, and seven or more years of responsible professional, managerial experience are invited to apply to the certificate program. Undergraduate degrees may be in any field.


The most up-to-date curriculum information may be found on the Syracuse University Course Catalog.

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Some programs may have differing requirements. To view the specific requirement for this program view the CAS in e-Government Checklist. If you have reviewed the requirements and are ready to apply, click the “Apply Now” button below to complete an online application.

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Susan Corieri
SU School of Information Studies
233 Hinds Hall
Syracsue NY 13244-4100
315-443-2575 (phone)
315-443-6886 (fax)
Margaret E. Lane
SU Maxwell School
215 Maxwell Hall
Syracuse NY 13244-1090
315-443-8708 (phone)
315-443-5330 (fax)

For an information packet with complete admissions and curriculum information, please use our online information request form.

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