Executive Certificate

Certificate in Public Financial Management and Methods

In times of increasing budget constraints, effective budget and financial management systems are central to the successful operation of all public sector organisations. This certificate is aimed at public sector professionals with non-financial backgrounds who are seeking up-to-date methods to improve public sector finances and make effective decisions.

Participants become acquainted with issues such as fiscal challenges, budget flexibilisation, and performance budgeting. They are introduced to public financial management concepts and challenges, gain insight into ‘nudging’ and experimental policy evaluation, and learn techniques for improving public sector decision-making.

This certificate includes:

One of the following skills trainings*

*Participants make their choice.

Target group

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)

Requirements

  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
  • Good knowledge of English

Workload

  • Three seminars and one skills training, amounting to a total of 11-12 days
  • Additional time for the preparation of the seminars, as well as for the follow-up assignments
  • 11 ECTS credits are acquired

Seminar fee

 € 6,760

 € 6,900 if certificate programme includes a Workshop

Certificate fees are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses. 

Certificate fee includes (unless otherwise indicated): 

Attendance, online access to course literature before the seminars, materials during the seminars, beverages in the Hertie School of Governance 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. Most courses take place on an annual basis. All seminars take place at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, workshops take place in London or Brussels.

Terms and Conditions

Registration

Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.