Advanced Professional Certificate in Public Finance and Financial Management

This graduate-level certificate is designed for students with, or aspiring towards, a career in finance in the nonprofit and public sectors.

The curriculum exposes students to a broad array of analytical tools, including economics, budgeting, accounting, capital financing, investment management, debt management and financial statement analysis.

Students must complete 12 credits to obtain this Certificate (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted).

Required Courses:

Students must complete or waive the following courses:

  • CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management for Public, Non profit, and Health Organizations
  • CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis 
  • CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management


Students can choose electives from the following list of courses: