Financial Management & Public Finance
This graduate-level certificate program is designed for students with, or aspiring towards, a career in finance in the nonprofit or 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).
Students must complete or waive the following course:
CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations
Students must also complete the following three courses.
PADM-GP 2140 Public Economics
PADM-GP 2143 Government Budgeting
PADM-GP 2144 Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
Three credits of coursework may be substituted from another field/area of specialization with approval.
Students must waive the following courses if they are prerequisites to any of the above elective courses a student wishes to take toward the certificate. If students are unable to waive the course(s), the course(s) would need to be completed in addition to the certificate.
CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management