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Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Graduate Certificate

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management is for those seeking graduate training in the fundamentals of budgeting and finance for government and nonprofit organizations.

The curriculum is designed for pre-career students, including graduate students in other disciplines who seek additional capacity-building in their educational program, and for in-service professionals who seek additional expertise in their work or who plan to change their professional roles. As a student in the program, you acquire knowledge and skills in public financial management and control, governmental or nonprofit accounting, and public expenditure planning, management, and fiscal control.

You can complete the certificate in one year, but it is challenging. Like all programs offered through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the curriculum is rigorous, but the effort you put forth will make your long-term professional goals reachable. 

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management prepares you to work for government and nonprofit organizations in such careers as:

  • Finance director 
  • Financial analyst 
  • Public finance associate 
  • Budgeting consultant 
  • Financial services manager 
  • Insurance reimbursement specialist 
  • Benefit specialist 
  • Budget and management analyst 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, you must complete 15 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Public budgeting and financial management core courses (9 credit hours) 
  • Public budgeting and financial management elective courses (6 credit hours) 


  • F 542 -or- F 526Gov't Fin Accounting & Reporting -or- Fin Management for Nonprofit Organizations3 Credits
  • F 560Public Finance and Budgeting3 Credits
  • V 517Public Management Economics3 Credits
  • V 609Revenue Theory and Administration3 Credits
  • V 610Government Budget and Program Analysis3 Credits
  • V 667Public Capital and Debt Theory3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $600.97
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1802.91
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1196.94
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3590.82
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.