The Certificate in Public Finance allows students to learn how to promote economic growth at the community, organizational, and policy levels, while also gaining fundamental competencies of effective financial management needed to work in public finance. Elective coursework focuses on advancing equity and inclusion in development, and how to use data and analysis to make informed financial decisions.
For more information: https://www.fels.upenn.edu/certificates/certificate-public-finance
The Certificate in Public Finance requires 4 course units, including 2 course units of foundational courses and 2 course units of electives: one from the economic growth focus, and one from the public finance focus.
|Code ||Title ||Course Units |
| Economic Principles of Public Policy|
|Critical Issues in Public Finance|
| Public Finance & Public Policy|
|The Problem of Jobs: The Philadelphia Story|
|The Politics of Housing and Community Development|
|Quantitative Tools for Consulting|
|Nonprofit Financial Management|
|Financial Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations|
|Total Course Units||4|
A course may only be counted toward one certificate, and Fels MPA and EMPA students may count no more than two core MPA courses may count toward a certificate. Electives are subject to change; please consult the Fels website for the most up to date list of electives.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.