Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and the Key Executive Leadership Programs

The Defense Acquisition University and the School of Public Affairs Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University have partnered to increase the exposure and accessibility of the Key Programs among the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) workforce, and increase the quantity and quality of curriculum options that allow the DoD AT&L workforce to fulfill its requirements for training and education.

To learn more about the program, please visit the Key Executive MPA.

Certificate Program Opportunities

American University's Key Executive Leadership Program offers the following certificate programs:

Any member of the DoD AT&L workforce with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university is eligible to apply for any of the above certificate programs, as well as new programs that may become available. Acceptance is subject to the university's standard admission process for the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Programs.

All certificate programs are offered and taken as integrated cohort programs, with few options for substitution from previously-earned courses or certificates. However, the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program contains courses or modules that may be substituted by selected DAU courses at the sole discretion of American University.

Additional Information

For additional information or questions, please contact us via e-mail or phone (202-885-3857).

We invite you to participate in an information session or e-mail us to schedule a time to speak with the director.