The Financial Management and Public Finance specialization prepares you for a finance career in the nonprofit, public, or private sector.
To become an effective leader, you'll need to understand how finance works through a management and policy lens. That's why in this specialization you’ll study the field of finance from both an internal managerial perspective (financial management) and an external policy perspective (public finance). You’ll learn an array of analytical tools: economics, budgeting, accounting, capital financing, investment management, debt management, and financial statement analysis. When you graduate, you'll be ready to fill a wide range of roles—our graduates are budget analysts, consultants, finance directors, grants managers, program auditors, hospital administrators, bond raters, and more.
Below is an overview of the required coursework. For detailed information, view the program checksheet
DEGREE CORE COURSES
Students complete the following courses:
Students must also complete 9 credits from the following subjects:
Financial Management (Nonprofit/Health)
Financial Management (Government)
Students choose electives from a wide array of Wagner courses.