Government & Military Solutions

Executive Education at the Darla Moore School of Business provides advanced business training for busy executives to acquire new skills and take their companies, and their careers, to a higher level.

We offer a world-class business education, right here in South Carolina.

Executive Education Courses Offered with Military and Government Professionals in Mind.

Executive Education at the Darla Moore School of Business began working with the U.S. Army Finance and Comptroller School in June 2014, with success leading to a partnership agreement in 2016. Over the years, the relationship has grown significantly, as ExecEd has helped fill a critical gap between growing technology and the training soldiers need to perform their financial management mission.

But it’s not just the military. We also have extensive experience helping individuals from governmental agencies at both state and federal levels.

Whether in the public or private arena, military or civilian, ExecEd can help you do the job better.

Program Offerings
Annual Participants
Expert Faculty

Open Enrollment Programs

Business Analytics (BAC)

Non-graduate program

Virtual program

Learn to use data to improve your decision-making process through this week-long course. The class provides intense, hands- on training to support organizational decision-making and help participants develop a broad understanding of fundamental concepts and analytical tools. To culminate the week, you’ll help present a group project that incorporates course learning and hands-on experience.

Key concepts taught:

  • Overview of analytics and the connection to the organization
  • Data analysis and visualization in Excel
  • Optimization modeling
  • Custom Excel development with VBA
  • Manipulating and visualizing data with analytics tools
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Intermediate Data Analytics (IDAC)

Non-graduate program

Two-week onsite or virtual program

Master intermediate and advanced Excel functionality, including data base concepts and data visualization through Microsoft Power BI. IDAC bridges the gap between the basic and advanced business analytics course through providing the opportunity and time for a more robust final group project as well as examining key data analytics concepts more in-depth.

Key concepts taught:

  • Manipulating and analyzing data in Excel
  • Decision modeling and optimization in Excel
  • Forecasting
  • Data merging and cleaning
  • Building interactive visual dashboards
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Advanced Business Analytics (ABAC)

Graduate certificate program

Offered as a 12-week distance learning class or a four-week onsite program

Master the tools you need to be the data-savvy manager today’s world demands. All organizations have an abundance of data. This program will help you capitalize on that information by turning the data into useful, and actionable, knowledge. This suite of four graduate classes is designed to help you manage data, visualize it, forecast and predict based on data, and create advanced modeling. Upon successful completion, students receive 12 graduate credit hours (undergraduate degree required for admission into program).

Key concepts taught:

  • Data resource management
  • Data visualization and prescriptive analytics
  • Forecasting and predictive analytics
  • Advanced spreadsheet modeling

For registration, contact:

Jamal Davis, Program Manager

Enterprise Resource Planning Certificate with SAP TS410 Certification

Graduate certificate program

Offered as a 12-week distance learning class or a four-week onsite program (biannually)

This intense month-long graduate certificate program is designed to build technical and business competencies that help certificate holders become process improvement leaders in their organizations. By completing the course, you’ll learn to impact the Army like a business consultant from within. You’ll gain consultant-level competencies in SAP, learn government accounting rules and principles and be exposed to the integrated SAP system to see how processes impact SAP Financials modules. You’ll learn to build a business case for process improvement. Upon successful completion, students receive 12 graduate credit hours and an industry recognized SAP certificate.

Key concepts taught:

  • Financial accounting with a federal government emphasis
  • Application of advanced databases to accounting and business
  • Accounting information system from a strategic perspective
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems (TS410)

For registration, contact:

Jamal Davis, Program Manager

Certificate Training Programs

Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Exam Preparation Program

The CGFM is a professional certification that is awarded by the American Government Association (AGA).  This certification demonstrates competencies in governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal control and budgeting at the federal, state, and local levels.

To earn the CGFM, candidates must meet the following requirements: (source: www.agacgfm.org)

  • read and agree to abide by AGA’s Code of Ethics
  • have a bachelor’s degree in any subject area from an accredited U.S. college or university
  • pass three comprehensive CGFM examinations
  • have at least two years of professional-level experience in government financial management

The three comprehensive examinations noted in number (3) above make up the core requirement of this certification.  These examinations include:

Examination 1:  Governmental Environmental

Examination 2:  Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting

Examination 3:  Governmental Financial Management and Control

A list of subject areas covered on each exam can be found on the AGA website.

Objective of Program

The objective of the CGFM Exam Preparation Program offered through Executive Education at the Darla Moore School of Business is designed to aid candidates in their review of the material covered on the three comprehensive exams.  This program also incorporates best practices in exam-taking techniques.

Structure of Program

There is some flexibility in the structure of this program.  A participant may elect to enroll in the program as an on-campus participant (preferred), or as a remote participant who is actively engaged in a synchronous class.

This program is also offered in different formats.  One format is an intense 5-day program, and the other format is a six-week format that meets two nights per week for 3 hours each night.

Price of Program

Instruction – $3700.00

Study Materials – $315

There is a $125 fee per examination.  These costs are not included in the cost of the exam preparation program.

This course is available to all government (state/local/federal) personnel seeking the certification. In the case of the U.S. Army $4,000 of Credentialing Assistance Funding is available. More information can be found here.

Content of Exam Preparation Program

Part 1 – Government Environment

  • Organization, Structure and Authority of Government
  • Legally-Based Implications of the Government Financial Environment
  • Government Management System (Cycle)
  • Government Financing Process
  • Concepts, Definitions and Notions of Public Accountability
  • Ethics as Applied to the Government Environment
  • Providing Government Services and Information Electronically

Part 2 – Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting

  • General Knowledge – Governmental Financial Accounting, Reporting and Budgeting
  • State and Local Financial Accounting, Reporting and Budgeting
  • Federal Financial Accounting and Reporting

Part 3 – Governmental Financial Management and Control

  • Financial Management Functions
  • Financial and Managerial Analysis Techniques
  • Internal Control
  • Performance Measurement/Metrics/Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA)
  • Auditing

What Participants are Saying

The professors made a great effort in adapting the content to all levels of knowledge. Good balance of lesson vs practice time. The time spent in small groups was very useful to learn from each other.- Ainhoa Revuelta. Program Analyst in Resource Management (DRM). IDAC Participant.
I like that students had an opportunity to bring real life examples into the classroom. This way, we ensured that we learned information that could be useful in our daily lives.- Angela Autry. Budget Analyst with MEDDAC-Alaska. IDAC Participant.
Focused on key concepts that provide a foundation in data visualization & analysis.- Lieutenant Colonel Christy Licklider. Branch Chief, Center for Army Analysis. ABAC Participant.
The professors were very knowledgeable and able to bridge the gap between academia and Army technology.- Bryan Stowell. Program Management Analyst under PM Mobile Protected Firepower. ABAC Participant.
Instructors are true experts in their respective areas.- Andrew J. Drake. Senior Ordnance Ground Maintenance Warrant Officer. TS410 Participant.
The content and instructors. Having this in an academic setting helps with the overall learning.- Major Zane Williams. Assistant Product Manager. TS410 Participant.

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