• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    15
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $619.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $1268.75

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) 

NOTE: If you choose to pursue the IU Online Master of Public Affairs, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. 

Courses

Core
  • 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
Elective
  • 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: $619.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1857.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1268.75
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3806.25
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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