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George Washington University, USA, Washington

Budget and Public Finance, Master

  • Budget and Public Finance, Master
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 1 year

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 1,655

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The certificate in budgeting 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.

Career Opportunities

Having completed an accounting or finance related degree you would provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. You can work as an Accountant (General),Management or Cost Accountant,Taxation Accountant, Agent or Consultant, finance specialist and Auditor.

Course Overview

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. Regular graduate tuition and fees apply. I want to find another Master Course The Budget and Public Finance Certificate program is available at the George Washington University's main campus in downtown Washington, D.C. It is not available as a distance learning program.


Programme Structure Public Budgeting, Revenue and Expenditure Analysis Financing State and Local Government Governmental Budgeting Financial Management in the Public Sector Issues in Federal Budgeting



Academic Entry Requirement

When completing the application, provide your full legal name, as listed in your passport. Take standardized tests early enough to ensure that scores reach the admissions office before the application deadline. The $75 non-refundable application fee must be paid in U.S. dollars, by credit card (online only), international money order or check. Your name must be written on the check or money order. Include a photocopy of the biographic/identification page of your passport with your application. Submit your visa information with your application to expedite that portion of the process If you have any questions, please contact the admissions office for the program to which you are applying.

English Entry Requirement


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