In times of increasing budget constraints, effective budget and financial management systems, as well as evidence-based decisions and policy making are central to the successful operation of all public sector organisations. This certificate was developed for public sector professionals with a non-financial background who would like to acquire up-to-date knowledge on how to improve public sector finances and how to make more effective decisions. Participants will become acquainted with issues such as fiscal challenges, budget flexibilisation, cut-back management, and performance budgeting. They will be introduced to evidence-based research and will learn techniques for improving public sector decision-making.
Three of the following seminars:
Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)
Attendance, online access to course literature before the seminars, materials during the seminars, beverages in the HSoG cafeteria (open on weekdays), correction and rating of assignments, and a final certificate after full and successful attendance (11 ECTS credits are acquired). Participants of the certificate programme must complete the certificate within two years. All seminars take place at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis. We kindly ask all applicants for the Certificate programme to send us a short CV (in English or German) and their final university transcript together with the registration form. Admission is subject to availability.