The online certificate in budget and public finance provides course work 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.