FMCP Program Objectives
The Financial Management Certificate Program is currently not accepting new applications. We are assessing the program to determine what changes are necessary to meet the challenges that will face financial managers in the evolving university organization.
The purpose of the FMCP is to provide a comprehensive training program that emphasizes ethical management, good business practices, sound judgment, quality risk assessment skills and the development and monitoring of effective internal controls. The program is designed to enable business officers to manage their operations more effectively and efficiently, foster a highly ethical controls environment across campus, and ensure reliable financial information in compliance with laws, regulations and University policies.
At the conclusion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Understand the specific roles and responsibilities that business officers in individual units and across the campus have for good financial management
- Apply a common framework for identifying and mitigating risks to their unit’s achievement of its mission and goals
- Understand the implications of important laws, regulations, and University policies and procedures and how they impact the business officer’s job, and their individual units
- Use proven management tools to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of their units
- Make decisions regarding the management of university resources that are in line with the University of California's core ethical values of integrity, excellence, accountability and respect
- Identify and rely on a network of colleagues across the campus who speak the same language of business and risk and are able to offer help and advice when needed
- Know who to contact in the central administrative units when advice and/or help is needed
- Provide evidence of substantial financial management training and the participant’s commitment to continuing education