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).


Required Courses:

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.

Prerequisites Courses:

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