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Budgeting and Financial Management Certificate

The three-course (nine-credit) graduate Budgeting and Financial Management Certificate program offered by the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark provides an opportunity for pre-career and in-career students to conduct graduate studies in the area of public budgeting and financial management. This concentrated area of study prepares students wishing to enter a public sector financial management position or those seeking upward mobility in this career track.

Students seeking the Budgeting and Financial Management Certificate complete three (3) courses for a total of nine (9) credits. For course descriptions see Courses.

  • Public Financial Management (3)*
  • Capital Budgeting and Debt Management (3)*
  • Government Revenue Theory and Administration (3)*

Courses identified with an asterisk symbol (*) are considered elective courses within SPAA's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. After receiving the certificate, certificate courses can be counted toward the completion of the MPA program. 

To Apply

For application information and requirements see Apply Now.

Program Costs

The cost to complete the certificate is based on the cost per credit found on the latest tuition and fee schedule from the Office of Student Accounting, Billing, and Cashier Services.

For More Information

To learn more, Request Information or Join a SPAA Info SessionIf you have questions about a certificate program or the application process, as a current student or as a non-degree seeking student, contact Aaron Gibbs, associate dean of student and academic services, at