Municipal Financial Management Program

The public demand for excellence in the management of public resources has never been stronger. The growing challenge of providing high levels of service at low costs requires a keen understanding of complex financial mechanisms, management and leadership theories and practices, and the ability of government to work with private and nonprofit sectors. It’s time to equip emerging leaders with the knowledge and expertise needed to readily navigate and excel through the nuances that are local government finance!

About the Program

The Municipal Financial Management Program is designed to provide students with a blend of strategy, leadership and financial tools.

Here are the courses offered during the program:
  • Course 1:  Tax Policy and Revenue Streams
  • Course 2:  Budget Administration with a Strategic Mindset
  • Course 3:  Financing Options for Municipal Entities 
  • Course 4:  Investment Strategies
  • Course 5:  Ethics, Effective Communication, Collaboration and Leadership in Local Government (Capstone) 
In a hybrid (combination of online and face-to-face) instruction format, a cohort of 12-15 students are taken through four intensive-style courses, and a final capstone.

Co-Sponsored by the California City Management Foundation (CCMF), and with the invaluable support of the Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC) and Coastline Community College, MuniServices is hosting this
program, which provides students with the critical intersection of strategy, leadership, and finance tools.


Students not only acquire a new set of municipal finance skills and leadership tools to leverage throughout their career. For managers and supervisors, students are encouraged to incorporate current work assignments or challenges into their coursework in ways that will benefit your organization!

Who is the Program For?

The program is designed for high-potential staff, analysts, or managers currently working within local government, and who are motivated to develop their financial skills for their organization. A foundation in financial knowledge is required, and a Bachelors degree or higher is preferred.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for this program, please visit The deadline to submit an application is June 30, 2017. 

For more general information, please contact Julia Erdkamp at (559) 246-2901 or

When Does the Program Start?

The first cohort will begin Fall 2017.  Here are the class dates:
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017

Where Can I Download A Brochure?

You can download a brochure by clicking here