UNC Charlotte Center City Campus

Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting & Finance

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting & Finance consists of eighteen credit hours within the MPA curriculum. 

Required Courses:

  • MPAD 6131 Public Budgeting & Finance (3)
  • MPAD 6326 Applied Economics for Public Administrators (3)
  • MPAD 6350 Public Sector Financial Management  (3)
  • MPAD 6352 Public Sector Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)

An additional six (6) credit hours from the following elective courses are also required:

  • MPAD 6142 Grant Writing and Reporting (3)
  • MPAD 6185 Intergovernmental Relations (3)
  • MPAD 6324 Financial Analysis for Non-Profit Organizations (3)
  • MPAD 6330 Program Evaluation for the Public & Nonprofit Sectors (3)
  • MPAD 6332 Project Management (3)
  • ECON 6112 Graduate Econometrics (3)
  • ECON 6218 Advanced Business and Economic Forecasting (3)
  • MBAD 6159 Real Estate Development (3)

Appropriate non-MPAD courses may be substituted upon approval of the student’s advisor and the MPA Director.