Graduate Certificate in Public Finance, Procurement, and Contract Management

Co-Chair: Dr. Shaoming Cheng, MPA Director
Co-Chair: Dr. David Guo

The Certificate in Public Finance, Procurement and Contract Management is designed as a specialization for students interested in careers in budgeting, finance, purchasing, and contract management in the public and non-profit sectors. The certificate program will expose students to competencies in areas like contract and project management, public finance and the budgetary process, procurement and ethics, and legal aspects of procurement and public finance.

Curriculum (15 credits)

Required Courses: (9 credits)

PAD 6209 Financial Management 3
PAD 6855 Introduction to Public Procurement 3
PAD 6856 Contract and Project Management 3

Elective Courses: (6 credits)

PAD 5256 Public Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis 3
PAD 5460 Productivity Improvement 3
PAD 6436 Professionalism and Ethics 3
PAD 6605 Administrative Law 3
PAD 6710 IT and E-government 3
PAD 5934* Contemporary Issues in Public Administration 3
PAD 6946 Internship 3

Students may take electives outside the Department. These electives must be selected from a list of approved electives or must be approved by Certificate Co-Chairs.

*Depending on the topic of the course and pending MPA Program approval, PAD 5934 (Contemporary Issues) may be counted as a certificate elective

Contact Us

Shaoming Cheng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Administration &
Director, Master of Public Administration Program
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus,
11200 S.W. 8th Street, PCA 350A
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-0432
Fax: 305-348-5848
E-mail: scheng@fiu.edu