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Graduate Certificate in
Public Budgeting and Financial Management


The 9-credit Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management curriculum is taught by faculty with world-class expertise and offers you the opportunity to complete your course work at times and places most convenient for you. This online graduate certificate can be earned in one year.

The certificate program in public budgeting and financial management requires taking three online courses (9 credits)

Required Courses

P ADM 502: Governmental Fiscal Decision Making
P ADM 522: Government Financial Management
P ADM 523: Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

Course List - Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Prescribed Courses (9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Governmental Fiscal Decision Making PADM 502 Nature, function, and technique of governmental budgeting viewed as mechanism for allocating resources among alternative public uses. 3 credits
Government Financial Management PADM 522 Theories and techniques of financial planning and control, with emphasis on their application in government and nonprofit agencies.

Prerequisite: PADM 502
3 credits
Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting PADM 523 Accounting, reporting, and auditing principles and procedures for public sector agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Prerequisite: PADM 502
3 credits


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