Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management
Graduate School USA offers a competency-based Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management (MCFFM). Courses in this program align with the competencies that practitioners at all levels of the federal government must demonstrate to excel professionally. They are developed and taught by practicing financial management professionals and are offered nationwide.
Graduate School USA’s Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management is offered at four progressive levels. Courses required for the Level 1 Certificate develop the core competencies needed by the successful financial manager practitioner. The Level 2 Certificate courses broaden and expand the student’s expertise in the critical areas of planning, budgeting and decision support. The Level 3 Certificate courses enhance the analytical skills necessary to justify and use federal resources effectively. Level 4 Certificate courses develop the leadership and communications skills needed by successful team leaders and supervisors in a federal financial management environment.
As you progress through the MCFFM program, you become a more valuable member of your financial management team. In addition to developing solid financial management and leadership skills, participants are also better able to handle developmental assignments; demonstrate a personal commitment to self-improvement; and make the transition to higher-level positions.
Click here to view our Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management virtual instructor-led classes.
You must complete each certificate level within two years of finishing the first course in that certificate program.
Experienced federal employees and government contractors may be able to enroll in a higher-level certificate program without completing the lower level program based on verifiable federal financial management work experience.
Advanced standing requires the following work experience:
- Level 2: Four Years
- Level 3: Seven Years
- Level 4: Ten Years
Students wishing to apply for advanced standing must submit written documentation on their federal financial management experience to email@example.com.
For more information about this or other certificates, please contact the certificate advisor at (202) 314-3314 or firstname.lastname@example.org Special accommodations may be requested online by requesting ADA Accommodations. All requests must be received at least four weeks prior to the class start date to be fulfilled.
Summary of Steps to Earn the Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management
1. Use the above link to apply for admittance to the MCFFM
2. If interested in advanced standing, use the above link to submit documentation on your federal financial management experience
3. Register for the required courses for your Certificate Level
|Federal Appropriations Law
|Introduction to Federal Accounting
|Introduction to Federal Budgeting
|Introduction to Financial Management
|Manager’s and Auditor’s Roles in Assessing Internal Control
|Congressional Budget Process
|Decision Support Analytics
|Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution (PPBE), or
|Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution(PPBE) Army, or
|Planning, Budgeting and Performance Measurement, or
|DHS Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE)
|Budget Justification and Presentation
|Federal Budget Analysis Using Microsoft Excel, or
|Cost-Benefit Analysis Workshop
|Intermediate Decision Support Analytics, or
|Understanding Federal Financial Statements
|Enterprise Risk Management: Executive Seminar, or
|Data Analytic Tools for Financial Management
|Appropriations Law for Reimbursements, Revolving Funds and User Fees, or
|DoD Fiscal Law Principles
|Leading Teams and Groups or
|Building and Leading Exceptional Organizational Teams* or
|1 Graduate Credit
|Leadership and Teams* or
|2 Graduate Credits
|Decision Making and Problem Solving or
|Dynamic Decision Making*
|2 Graduate Credits
|Strategic Planning for Government Organizations, or
|Effective Audit Resolution, Follow-Up and Implementation
|Advanced Appropriations Law, or
|Federal Activity Costing, Analysis and Reporting
*This is a graduate level online course offered by Colorado State University. To register for this course, visit biz.colostate.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mba/online-mba.
Value Added: Optional Colorado State University Online MBA
While enrolled in Graduate School USA’s MCFFM program you may decide to pursue the optional Colorado State University (CSU) Online MBA program. CSU will waive up to 15 credits towards the MBA: 6 credits for completion of one Level of the MCFFM; 12 credits for completion of two Levels of the MCFFM; and 15 credits for completion of three Levels of the MCFFM. These academic credit hours apply toward the 42 credits required for the CSU Online MBA degree with an emphasis in Federal Financial Management. Depending on any advanced standing determinations, the three Levels could be: Levels 1, 2 and 3; or Levels 2, 3 and 4. To receive the academic credits, participants must earn a “B” or better in the comprehensive examination for each of the completed Certificate Levels.
Students who are approved for advanced standing may complete higher Levels in the MCFFM without completing lower Levels. However, CSU will waive credits towards the MBA only for Certificate Levels actually completed at Graduate School USA.
How to Earn Up To 15 Academic Credits Toward the CSU Online MBA with an Emphasis in Federal Financial Management:
- Apply for admittance to the CSU MBA program by visiting the Colorado State University College of Business website at biz.colostate.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mba/online-mba/ or by calling (800) 491-4622.
Call Graduate School USA at (202) 314-3406 after completing each Certificate Level to request the examination.
3. Earn a "B" or better in the required comprehensive examination(s).
4. Complete the remaining requirements for the CSU Online MBA.
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Take your professional development to the next level and follow the path to success with GSUSA’s Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management (MCFFM). Our program helps you develop the competencies that practitioners at all levels of the federal government must demonstrate to excel and advance their careers.
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