Budget & Finance

Certificate in Budget & Finance

Flex Learning

Become a better decision-maker by developing critical skills in accounting, operational and capital budgeting, and internal financial management.

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As of February 2021, the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies will no longer offer the Certificate in Budget & Finance. Students who are currently enrolled in the certificate courses may complete the certificate. Professional learners who wish to enroll in a certificate that offers similar learning outcomes should consider the Certificate in Managerial Finance or the Certificate in Multidisciplinary Studies. Students are encouraged to email pdcprograms@georgetown.edu with any questions regarding their academic plan.

Georgetown’s Certificate in Budget & Finance introduces you to the fundamentals of budgeting and financial management. You’ll develop critical skills in accounting, operational and capital budgeting, and internal financial management while learning how to apply new cost management, budget analysis, and risk assessment strategies.

Led by a faculty of academics and experienced practitioners, you’ll examine current industry best practices and how to effectively apply them in the workplace. By the end of the program, you’ll have a deeper understanding of finance and budgeting, as well as the tools needed to make sound business decisions.

  • Ideal for

    Early- to mid-career professionals

  • Duration

    6 months to 2 years

  • Tuition


  • Format

    Flex Learning

  • Schedule

    Friday evenings & Saturdays

  • Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to:

  • Interpret financial information
  • Analyze financial statements
  • Determine costs and benefits of business decisions
  • Develop operational budgets
  • Apply cost management techniques
  • Organize risk and return considerations in capital budgeting
  • Describe the federal budgeting process
  • Express operational and financial strategies