Certificate in Budget & Finance

Certificate Program

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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Certificate in Budget & Finance

Please note: All classes will be taught in a Flex Learning environment for the Fall & Spring—using live Zoom video conferencing—to mirror a more traditional classroom with regular interaction, engaging activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts.

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

  • Enrollment

    Friday evenings & Saturdays

  • Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.

  • Headshot of Eyabane Patasse, PMP

    The examples provided were down to earth, very simple and applicable to our daily lives, hence easy to digest, in relation to the complexity of such notions in the Financial Market. [The course] helped me better understand the fundamentals behind NPV & NFV and how they apply to the evaluation of projects. Definitely signing up for the next module on Financial Modeling.”

    Eyabane Patasse, PMP Budget & Finance
  • Headshot of Andrew Cavazos

    I can apply this knowledge to the various financial services issues that I deal as a Congressional staffer. The courses are giving me a good introduction to finance, which is invaluable to my job requirements. I enjoyed the program thoroughly.”

    Andrew Cavazos Budget & Finance

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

Interested in corporate finance and financial markets? Consider the Certificate in Corporate Finance instead.