Strategic Fiscal Management, Finance Policy Analysis, and Financial Leadership
The Certificate in Education Finance (CEF) is an interdisciplinary certification combining finance, economics and leadership with public policy and administration. The program emphasizes practical skills and application. Using a cohort model, the program helps participants build practical fluency in how management decisions, wide-ranging policies, and resource allocation intersect to impact student success across multiple contexts, including their own.
The CEF will be led and taught by Dr. Marguerite Roza, with other experts included throughout the program.
The four-month program is designed for busy professionals with a full-time career. Participants attend a two-day, in-person, group live session on the Georgetown University campus with 7 follow-up modules of group internet-based interactive virtual learning (each 2-3 hours).
CEF participants complete the program as part of a cohort.
Participants may include, but are not limited to: school principals and leaders; central office leadership; education policymakers; analysts and graduate students; grantmakers and nonprofit leaders.
How policy affects equity and resource use.
How to more effectively consume and use education finance information at the federal, state, and local levels in the K-12 education system.
How to more strategically drive resource allocation decisions to reach desired outcomes and avoid unintended consequences that can negatively impact students, schools, and communities.
How to understand and effectively grapple with the challenges of productivity and financial tradeoffs in an environment of finite education dollars.
How to communicate finance strategy and decisions.
CEF tuition is $3,500 per student. Additional individual expenses vary as tuition does not include airfare or DC accommodations. For more information on tuition and opportunities for financial assistance email ELabCEF@georgetown.edu.
For general inquiries about CEF, please contact the Edunomics Lab Team.