The Graduate Certificate in Public Finance is a 15 credit hour program of study. The certificate is designed to prepare students to pursue a career in financial management and public finance. Graduates of the program will be competitive when applying for a wide range of finance positions, including budget analyst, actuarial analyst, controller, and financial analyst.
Public finance students can expect to leave the program with the skills necessary to analyze financial information, quantify the strengths and weaknesses of public financial institutions, budget, and ensure the success of public and nonprofit institutions through sound financial management.
Students will learn to understand the complex issues surrounding public finance and obtain the software expertise necessary to prepare and interpret financial analysis and reports.