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Government & Military Solutions

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.

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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.

Upcoming Course Dates

June 20-24

This course will be offered both in-person and virtually. This format is an intense 5-day program from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Register for June 20-24 course

June 29-July 30

This course will be virtual only. This format consists of a 2-hour session each Wednesday and an 8-hour session each Saturday.

Register for June 29-July 30 course
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.

The April 18-22 course will be offered both in-person and virtually. This format is an intense 5-day program from 8:00 to 5:00 each day.

The April 27-May 21 course will be virtual only and consists of a 2-hour session each Wednesday and an 8-hour session each Saturday.

Price of Program

Instruction – $3,595.00

The CGFM exam is not proctored during our 40-hour preparation program. Students are responsible to coordinate and pay for their exam at an external testing center. The exam is eligible for Army COOL funding. The current information from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is that the three CGFM Examinations are administered year-round in a computerized format on behalf of AGA by Pearson VUE at their Professional Testing Centers or at your location through OnVUE online proctoring. CGFM candidates (individuals who have applied and been accepted into the CGFM Program) can schedule an appointment with Pearson VUE. The examination fee of $125 per examination must be paid by credit card at the time of scheduling.

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 COOL 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

Open Enrollment Programs

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
Jamal.Davis@moore.sc.edu
803-777-9316

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
Jamal.Davis@moore.sc.edu
803-777-9316

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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Artificial Intelligence for Executives

Non-graduate program

Onsite program

Where does AI fit in your organization? Domo is partnering with University of South Carolina to offer a two-day learning program designed to help you answer that question and learn how to implement AI programs at scale. The modules will demystify AI by exploring its history, understanding powerful use cases in practice today, including successes and pitfalls, and learning how to implement AI-driven programs with the Domo platform at your organization.

The program helps non-technical executives comfortable enough to create and implement AI programs for their organizations.

Key concepts taught:

  • Create better decision-making structures and processes using AI programs
  • Develop a competitive advantage through better use of AI internally within your organization and yield unrealized value externally with customers, partners and suppliers
  • Gain full access to the Domo platform and functional expertise via post-class office hours in order to quickly implement AI programs at your organization upon completion

Questions? Contact:

Kitty Weiland, Program Manager
kitty.weiland@moore.sc.edu
803-777-2268

Cody Zilhaver, Director of Military Engagement
cody.zilhaver@moore.sc.edu
803-777-5471

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Introduction to SAP® ERP Business Processes

Non-graduate program

Onsite

This course provides participants with a better understanding of integrated information in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Participants will gain experience working with the SAP® ERP system.

Key concepts taught:

  • Learn to value the importance of data integrity in an integrated environment.
  • Be exposed to various forms of data (organizational data and master data) that support business transaction in the SAP ERP system.
  • Gain a solid understanding of the upstream and downstream impacts that transactions have on the business.

For registration, contact:

Jamal Davis, Program Manager
Jamal.Davis@moore.sc.edu
803-777-9316

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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