GraduateSchool Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management (MCFFM)
Today, the requirement for accountability throughout government is greater than
ever before, and so is the need for qualified financial managers.
Effective May 1, 2011, the MCFFM replaced the Certificate
of Accomplishment in Financial Management previously offered by the
Graduate School USA.
If you are currently enrolled in the discontinued Certificate of Accomplishment
in Financial Management program offered by the Graduate School USA prior to May
1, 2011, you will be able to complete the previous certificate program under
those requirements. You must complete the requirements within three years after
taking the first course in the previous certificate program. If you are
interested in transferring from the Certificate of Accomplishment in Financial
Management program to the MCFFM, please contact the certificate counselor at
(202) 314-3320 or .
The updated MCFFM certificate program recognizes and incorporates the behaviors
that practitioners at all levels of federal government must demonstrate to excel
professionally. The competencies, which are the foundation for this certificate
program, represent a synthesis of competencies for accountants, budget analysts,
financial managers and program managers in the federal financial management
community. With each course you become a more valuable member of your financial
management team. In addition to developing solid financial management skills,
you also are able to readily handle developmental assignments; demonstrate a
personal commitment to self-improvement; and make the transition to higher-level
positions. The courses in the certificate program are developed and taught by
practicing financial management professionals. Certificate courses are offered
nationwide though the Graduate School. You must complete the MCFFM requirements
within three years after taking the first course in the program.
As part of an
articulation agreement between the Graduate School USA and Colorado State
University (CSU), participants who successfully complete the MCFFM program will
be eligible to receive 12 academic credit hours toward the 42 credits required
for the CSU Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with an emphasis in
Federal Financial Management.
The ten required courses in the MCFFM certificate program are in two groups -
foundation and subject specific courses. We highly recommend students
complete all of the foundation courses before registering for the remaining