Graduate Certificate in Budget and Public Finance
The certificate in budgeting and public finance provides coursework in the theoretical and practical foundations of public budgeting and in the formulation and evaluation of public budgets, as well as the complex choices of economic reasoning in response to resource allocation in the process of formulating and implementing public budgets.
The courses in the certificate provide a background in budget policy and process, characteristics of public revenue and expenditure, and governmental accounting and financial reporting. This certificate is particularly suited for those who are, or envision becoming, budget analysts or financial management officers in public agencies at any level of government.
Certificate students enroll in regular courses of the Trachtenberg School and earn graduate credit. Regular graduate tuition and fees apply.
The Budget and Public Finance certificate program is available at the George Washington University's main campus in downtown Washington, DC. It is also available as a distance learning program.
Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder.
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Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 3 credits in required courses and 9 credits in elective courses.
|PPPA 6005||Public Budgeting, Revenue, and Expenditure Analysis|
|Three of the following:|
|PPPA 6048||Financing State and Local Government|
|PPPA 6051||Governmental Budgeting|
|PPPA 6052||Tax PolicyAnalysis|
|or PPPA 6054||Issues in Federal Budgeting|
|PPPA 6053||Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations|
|PPPA 6055||Contracting Out and Public–Private Partnerships|