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Financial Administrator Development Program

About the Program

Since 2012, the FADP has provided Michigan State University financial administrators a comprehensive program to sharpen skills and responsibilities in a manner that benefits the university, the unit, and the individual. Best practices in using financial information from MSU’s enterprise business systems (EBS) will serve as a focal point for much of the program. In addition, executives (including several Vice Presidents) and other leaders from across MSU will present from both a financial perspective and as a means to provide participants with a broad introduction to the university as a whole. Upon completion, participants will have technical, organizational and cultural tools, and knowledge of the resources and other tools for building and continually improving the skills required to succeed. FADP is open to APA/S 11+, Executive Management, and Faculty and Academic staff.

Target Audience

The program’s target audience includes:

  • College/Major Administrative Unit Budget Officers
  • Academic department/Central support unit financial administrators
  • Assistant/Associate Deans involved in financial administration
  • Other university administrators

Program Dates

New cohorts (~30 participants) are established annually by the end of May.  The program begins in October and ends the following June.


Nominations are open for 2019-20 cohort.

Click here if you wish to nominate a participant or self-nominate.
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Please contact Greg Deppong, Controller, at if you have any questions.

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Course materials are available to participants just prior to each meeting date. For assistance obtaining materials, please contact Fran Goff at 517-884-6625 or Elisa Lawriw at 517-884-4182. 

Academic Year

October 11-12, 2018
November 12, 108
January 21-22, 2019
February 18, 2019
April 25, 2019
May 23, 2019
June 10-11, 2019

The seven-session series begins in October 2018.  The class is by application and invitation. The current session is full.  Nominations are open for the 2019-20 program.  Click here if you wish to nominate a participant or self-nominate.