Executive Education in Public Finance

The Andrew Young School is ranked 4th in the nation in Public Finance and Budgeting US News and World Report Magazine 2012

Ranked 5th in the nation in Public Finance and Budgeting
U.S. News & World Report, 2016

Build Your Career in Public Finance

The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) offers public finance training that focuses on the strategic thinking and analytic skills that public finance leaders need to advance in the field.

Experts in the field teach and serve as guest presenters and panelists. Presenters have included the Georgia state treasurer and Georgia state auditor, among others.

The classes are grounded in the content knowledge needed to become a Certified Public Finance Officer through the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Continuing education credits are available via the National Association of State Boards and Accountancy and GFOA.

2016-2017 Core Classes

Registration is open for 2016-2017 courses. Receive a 30 percent discount if you work in the public sector. Download the program flyer.

Upcoming training:

New: 2017-2018 Class Dates

Registration for the 2017-2018 year will open in March! Now is the time to discuss with your employer whether they offer any financial assistance for professional development courses. Stay tuned for details and registration information.

  • July 19-21, 2017: Leadership
  • Aug. 15-16, 2017: Cost Analysis
  • Sept. 13-15, 2017: Retirement, Risk Management and Procurement
  • Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2017: Government Financial Statements and Accounting
  • Jan. 24-26, 2018: Debt Management
  • March 7-9, 2018: Treasury and Investment Management
  • April 19-20, 2018: Forecasting
  • May 16-18, 2018: Operating and Capital Budgeting

Learn From Experts

CSLF draws on the experience of nationally recognized faculty from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, one of the top-ranked programs in the nation in public finance. Our curriculum has been developed by the faculty that give us this top ranking. We also invite seasoned practitioners and chief financial officers to teach courses, be guest speakers and engage with students.

Receive Your Certificate in Public Financial Management

Participants may take individual courses, or complete all six core classes to receive CSLF’s Certificate in Public Financial Management. Customized programs are available, contact Ron Shelby at 404-413-0327 or rshelby3@gsu.edu.