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. You must complete the certificate within three years of finishing the first course in the program.
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 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.
Most of the program courses are aligned with DoD financial management competencies. See DoD Financial Management Certification Training.
The ten required courses in the MCFFM program are divided into two groups: Foundation and Subject-Specific. We recommend completing all of the foundation courses prior to registering for the remaining courses.
|Course Title||Course Code||CPE|
|Federal Appropriations Law||FINC7100D||32 CPE|
|Introduction to Federal Accounting||ACCT7001D||32 CPE|
|Introduction to Federal Budgeting||BUDG7001D||24 CPE|
|Introduction to Financial Management||FINC7000D||24 CPE|
|Congressional Budget Process||BUDG8175D||16 CPE|
Subject Specific Courses
|Course Title||Course Code||CPE|
|Budget Formulation||BUDG7101D||24 CPE|
|Budget Execution||BUDG7100D||24 CPE|
|Management's and Auditor's Roles in Assessing Internal Control||AUDT8003G||16 CPE|
|Decision Support Analytics||FINC8120D||24 CPE|
|Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution (PPBE)
Planning, Budgeting and Performance Measurement
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.
Optional Colorado State University Online Professional MBA
While enrolled in Graduate School USA’s MCFFM program you may decide to pursue the Colorado State University Online Professional MBA program, but there is no obligation to do so. As part of an articulation agreement between Graduate School USA and Colorado State University (CSU), participants who successfully complete the MCFFM program are eligible to receive 12 academic credit hours toward the 42 credits required for the CSU Online Professional MBA degree with an emphasis in Federal Financial Management. To receive the 12 academic credits, participants must earn a “B” or better in each of the ten courses required for successful completion of the MCFFM certificate.
How to Earn 12 Academic Credits toward the CSU Online Professional 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/onlinemba or by calling (970) 491-3612.
- Call Graduate School USA at (202) 314-3406 after completing each course in the MCFFM program to request the test.
- Earn a “B” or better in each of the 10 course tests.
- Complete the remaining requirements for the CSU Online Professional MBA.