Professional Certificate in Municipal Finance
This Executive Education program, created by the Center for Municipal Finance at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, provides a thorough foundation in municipal finance. You will learn fundamentals of revenue and debt, municipal bonds and financial statement analysis, and gain familiarity with key market players. Learn how to effectively apply tools of financial analysis for strategic decisions. You will gain a broad perspective on the interplay between finance, urban economics and public policy.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for new market participants and senior personnel who are not municipal finance specialists. Appropriate titles include:
- Bond lawyers
- Investment bankers
- Municipal advisors
- Civil engineers
- Urban planners
- Government consultant
- Elected officials
- Finance and budgeting officials
- Economic development consultants and officials
- Public sector accountants
- Bond analysts
Key themes and concepts
• Urban economics and growth
• Government organization and structure
• State and local government finance fundamentals
• Capital and operating budgets
• Finance statement analysis
• Debt financing
For more details, view the Program Outline.
Leading the program
This Executive Education seminar features leading University of Chicago faculty, who are actively engaged in ground-breaking research on municipal finance and who, outside of their academic lives, have all served in public finance positions.
Michael D. Belsky
Lecturer and Senior Fellow
Christopher R. Berry
Rowan A. Miranda
VP for Operations and CFO
The University of Chicago
Paula R. Worthington
For more information, visit the Chicago Harris Faculty page.
For full program details, visit the Logistics page.